4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 10, 2012 4:25 PM by Wasicun RSS

    How many soldiers in the US Army?


      Hi all.


      I really like US Army, but i have a question (about numbers) for you:


      if you check on Wikipedia ( [address removed by filter due to AAS Policy] ) you can read that there are

      561,984 Active personnel

      567,299 Reserve and National Guard personnel

      for a total strenght of 1,129,283.





      The U.S. Army currently consists of 10 active divisions as well as several independent units (Within the Army National Guard and United States Army Reserve there are a further eight divisions, over fifteen maneuver brigades, additional combat support and combat service support brigades, and independent cavalry, infantry, artillery, aviation, engineer, and support battalions. The Army Reserve in particular provides virtually all psychological operations and civil affairs units.)


      The active divisions are:


      1st Armored division

      1st Cavalry Division

      1st Infantry Division

      2nd Infantry Division

      3dr Infantry DIvision

      4th Infantry Division

      10th Mountain Division

      25th Infantry Division

      82nd Airborne Division

      101st Airborne Division




      170th Infantry Brigade

      172nd Infantry Brigade

      173rd Airborne BCT

      2nd Cavalry Regiment

      3rd Cavalry Regiment

      11th Armored Cavalry Regiment




      and Special operations forces.






      So my question is: a division has a size of 15000 to 20000 personell... so 20 000 x 10 divisions = 200 000 soldiers.... where are the other 361,984 ?

      The same for Reserve and National guard...



      Thank you very much!