How many soldiers are in the US military?
As of June 2015 (in round numbers): U.S. Marines 179,800, Army
507,000, Air Force 347,000, Navy 347,000, Coast Guard 41,000, for a
total of 1,421,000
Army 507,158 Navy 347,693 Air Force 347,352 Marines 179,762 Total DOD 1,381,965 Coast Guard 41,002 Total Armed Forces 1,422,967 Reserves 1,000,000 Paramilitary 53,000 Total for US Military 2,475,967
The term should be US military personnel or US Service members, as there are US Sailors, US Marines, US Air Force personnel, as well as US Soldiers fighting the "Global War on Terrorism." Currently, the 5,000 mark is generally believed to be the number of fallen US Servicemembers during this global war on terrorism.
The US Military has lost a total of 5,452 soldiers between Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Iraq 4,397 total US military deaths since 2003 Afghanistan 1,055 total US military deaths since 2001 Being that there are more soldiers in the Army than all of the other 3 branches combined and that the US Army has the most soldiers on the ground fighting, the death rate is going to be higher than any other branch (its…
Many soldiers spent some time in prisoner of war camps during the US Civil War. Approximately 410,000 soldiers spent time in prison. Of these, 210,000 were Confederates, and 200,000 were Union soldiers. Approximately 56,000 in total died from disease in the prison camps. This was substantial and the figure is almost ten percent of all military deaths in the war.