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The total numerical strength of the Armed Forces on Aug. 31, 1998 was 1,404,346. This is an increase of 1,232 from July 31, 1998 and a decrease of 33,684 from Aug. 31, 1997.
These figures represent full-time military personnel comprising both regular and reserves on active duty and officer candidates, including cadets at the three military academies.
Excluded from these figures are approximately 65,000 full-time military personnel who are paid from other than active duty military personnel appropriations. This group is funded from appropriations for reserve components and Corps of Engineers civil functions. A comparable figure for Fiscal Year 1997 was also 65,000 military personnel.
August 1998 strength figures for each Service with month-ago and year-ago figures for comparison are:
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The active duty personnel strength data provided does not include Selected Reserve strength ordered to active duty by the President under Title 10, United States Code 12304.