Air Force: 337,000
Air Force Reserve: 67,000
Air National Guard: 109,000
Army: 566,000
Army Reserve: 205,000
Army National Guard: 363,000
Navy: 330,000
Navy Reserve: 67,000
Marine Corps: 201,000
Marine Corps Reserve: 40,000
Coast Guard: 43,000 (part of Department of Homeland Defence)
Coast Guard Reserve: 11,000


US Northern Command, US Pacific Command, US Southern Command, US Central Command, US European Command, US African Command, US Joint Forces Command, US Special Operations Command, US Strategic Command, US Transportation Command.



Army Commands (ACOM):
U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC)

Army Service Component Commands (ASCC):
U.S. Army Africa (USARAF)
U.S. Army Central (USARCENT)
U.S. Army North (USARNORTH)
U.S. Army South (USARSO)
U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR)
U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC)
Eighth Army(EUSA)
U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)
Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC)
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT)

3 Corps, 1 Airborne Corps

Active Units:

1 Armoured
1 Cavalry
2 Airborne Divisions
5 Infantry Divisions
1 Mountain Division
2 Infantry Brigades
1 Airborne Brigade
2 Armoured Cavalry Regiments
Special Forces
1 Ranger Regiment
1 Special Operations Aviation Regiment


MBT: 4,393 M1A1 Abrams, 1,174 M1A2 Abrams,
Light Armoured Vehicle: 2988 Stryker (352 delivery from July 2010)
AIFV: est. 6,700 M2/M3 Bradley
APC: 6000+ M113 A2/A3/variants
Towed Artillery: 434 M102 105mm, 498 M119 105mm, 360 M777 155mm, 697 M198 155mm
Self-Propelled Artillery: est. 1,100 M109 A2/A3, 950+ M109 A6 (Paladin)
MRLS: 990 M270A1 MLRS, 340 M142 HIMARS
Mortar: 932 M120/M121 120mm, 624 M252 81mm, M224 60mm
ATGW: est. 18,000 Javelin AAWS-M, 8000+ TOW; 19,000+ Dragon,
SAM: 1004 AN/TWQ-1 Avenger SHORAD, 99 M2A2ODS Bradley Linebacker SHORAD, 750 PAC-2/-3 Patriot, FIM-92A Stinger POST & RMP
CBR Recon: M93A1 Fox (NBCRS) (6x6 Henschel Fuch)
Field Supply: 927 M109 FAASV, 125 M992A1 FAASV

Sealift Support:

US Army operates a large number of ships and small craft under the immediate command of the Transportation Corps, Corps of Engineers, and Kwajalein Range Services. Transportation Corps supports some intra-theatre sealift, which is the origin for the leased Australian TSV/HSV craft (latest programme has been shifted to the Navy, however). Corps of Engineers is responsible for coastal construction, inland river and channel operations, including locks, dredging, etc. and operates 13 large powered dredges.


1 Joint Venture (HSV-X1) INCAT catamaran with 600 troops,
1 Spearhead (TSV-1X) INCAT catamaran with 550-600 troops, 7 (+2) Gen. Besson landing ships (LSV) for 48 standard TEU containers of 1,815-tons
comprising MBT and IFV; 35 Runnymede (LCU-2000), 1 LCU-1466,13 Manassas (LCU-1610), 94 LCM (8), 22 LARC LX (DUKW) craft.

Heavy Lift:

1 James McHenry heavy lift (C1-MT-123) ship.
Range Support Ship: 1 Worthy (ex-T-AGOS) SURTASS as AGMR at Kwajalein Atoll.
Coastal Support: 17 LT 100 (ATA) and 12 (+ 4) ST 900 auxiliary tugs, 13 miscellaneous tugs and 14 floating cranes.


Communications: 48 C-12 Huron
Transport: 43 C-23A/B Sherpa, 11 C-26 Metroliner III, 2 C-37A Gulfstream (VIP), 4 C/VC 20C Gulfstream III/IV, 27 Cessna U-35A/B



Attack: 781 AH-64A/D Apache Longbow,
Reconnaissance: 64 EH-60A, 622 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout/FAC,
Special Operations: 20 AH-6/MH-6, 61 MH-47D/E/G
Utility: 100+ UH-72A (178 contracted))
430 CH-47D/F, 1,880 UH-60 Blackhawk, 540 UH-1H (active, AR and ANG)
Training: 169 TH-67 Creek, 9 OH-58T Kiowa
UAV: 212 Shadow 200, 20 Buster, 54 Hunter, 4 Improved-Gnat (I-Gnat)




8 reserve component divisions, 18 independent brigades, 17 field artillery brigades, 1 Scout Group, 1 independent battalion, 36 independent artillery battalions, 19 independent aviation battalions, 11 independent air defence battalions, 37 independent engineering battalions

The Army National Guard is reorganizing into 28 brigade combat teams (reduced from 32) and 78 support brigades as a part of the Army's transformation plan. When the reorganization is complete, brigades will consist of 3,000 to 4,000 soldiers.




12 Regional Readiness Commands (RRC) with 11 Regional Support Commands (RSC) handling administrative, logistical and support functions. Two units are stationed overseas: 7th ARCOM (Schwetzingen, Germany) and Headquarters, EUSA (EAGC-RC), South Korea handle Reserve troops mobilised for multi-national exercises in those countries. The Army Reserve is heavy staffed with logistic and transportation functions, civic action, maintenance and engineering missions. The 9th Theatre Area Army Command (Fort Lewis, Washington State) has a critical role in the event of a major conflict in the Asia-Pacific Rim area.



Major Commands:

Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
United States Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany
Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, GA

Air Force Equipment:

Long-Range Attack:  20 B-2A Spirit, 66 B-1B Lancer, 77 B-52H Stratofortress
Fighter / Air Superiority:  187 F-22A Raptor, 267 F-15C/D/ Eagle
Interdiction/Attack:  223 F-15E Strike Eagle, 1156 F-16/C/D Falcon
AEW / C3I / ELINT:  38 E-3B/C, 23 E-8A/C JointSTARS (C3I).
22 RC-135S Cobra Ball (CB)/U Combat Sent (CS)/V&W Rivet Joint (RJ),
34 U-2R/S Dragon Lady, 10 WC-130J (weather recon), 2 OC-135B Open Skies (air recce/ surveillance), 4 E-4B National Airborne Operations Centre (NOAC; 747-200), 18 EC-130B/H Compass Call (COMINT / ECM), 6 EC-130J
Ground Attack:  245 A-10A/C and 110 OA-10 Thunderbolt II
Special Operations: 32 MC-130P Combat Shadow (tanker capable), 34 MC-130H (20)/E (14) Combat Talon II, 13 AC-130U / 12 AC-130H Spectre II gunship
UAV: 10 RQ-4A Global Hawk, 195 M/RQ-1B, 28 MQ-9 Reaper
Transport: 205 C-17A Globemaster III, 111 C-5A/B/M Galaxy, 480 C-130E (171)/ H (283)/J (26) Hercules, 7 C-27 Spartan,18 CV-22 Osprey, 6 C-32A/B (757-200; VIP, Vice-President & Congressional support), 4 C-40B Clipper (737-700 Special Mission), 6 C-40C Clipper, 9 C-37A Gulfstream V (VIP), 2 C-38 Gulfstream G100, 7 C-20B (5)/H (2) Gulfstream IV/IV SP, 76 (inc ANG) C-21A Learjet, 28 C-12C/D/F Huron/J(Beech Model 1900), 2 VC-25A (747-200B VIP, Presidential support)
Tanker: 59 KC-10A Extender tanker/transport, 519 KC-135/R (364)/T (55) Stratotanker, 32 HC-130N (10)/P (22) Hercules
Training: 431 T-6A Texan II (PC-9), 233 (+storage) T-37B Tweet (replacement with T-6A began in 2000), 256 AT-38B/T-38A/B/C Talon , 4 T-41 Mescalero, 179 T-1A Jayhawk (Beech 400A; navigation), 7 T-43A (737-200; navigation), 16 TU-2S Dragon Lady, 6 Pilatus U-28A, 3 UV-18B Twin Otter (parachute training), 20 Diamond T-52A.



SAR:101 HH-60G Pave Hawk,
Utility: 64 UH-1H (2)/N (62) Iroquois
Training: 1 TH-1H Huey
Aerial Targets: BGM-167A Skeeter, 369 MQM-107B (70)/D (221)/E (78) Streaker, 33 BGM-34 Firebee, +20 QF-4D/E Phantom II (further 20 funded 2007)

Strategic Missiles: 500 LGM-30GMinuteman III at Minot (SD), F.E. Warren (WY) and Malstrom AFB (MT).  AGM/Air-Launched Cruise Missiles: 1,600 (+) AGM-154A/C Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW), 2,325 AGM-158A JASSM, est. 400 AGM-129A Advanced Cruise Missile (ACM; B-52H only), est. 1,500 AGM-86B/C/D Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM; C version CALCM for conventional strike – few remain), AGM-130A/C Have Nap (production terminated 2000), AGM-84D Harpoon (for B-52H only; prod. terminated), AGM-65D/G/H/K (production terminated) , CBU-97/105 Sensor Fused Weapon (SFW), CBU-107 Passive Attack Weapon-WCMD (PAW), Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB; 18,000-lb), CBU-107 Wind-Corrected Munitions Dispenser (est. 12,000 delivered-cancelled 2004).

Air-to-Air Missiles: est. 10,000 (+ 484 C-model) AIM-120A/B/C AMRAAM, est. 250+ AIM-9X plus AIM-9M/M-9 Sidewinder, AIM-7M/P Block 1 Sparrow.

Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) (Aircraft below included in totals above)

Long-Range Attack: 9 B-52H Stratofortress
Interdiction / Attack: 70 F-16A/B/C/D Falcon
Ground Attack: 50 A-10A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II
Special Operations: 14 MC-130E Combat Talon /MC-130P Combat Shadow (tanker-capable)
Tanker: 70 KC-135A/E/R Stratotanker
Transport: C-5A/B Galaxy, 8 C-141B/C Starlifter (total 61, incl. storage), 107 C-130E/H Hercules
Helicopter: (Combat SAR): 23 HH-60G/MH-60G Pave Low III/IV

Air National Guard (ANG) (Aircraft below included in totals above)

Long Range Attack: 6 B-1B Lancer
Fighter: 126 F-15C/D Eagle
Interdiction / Attack: 579 F-16B/C/D Fighting Falcon
Ground Attack: 100 A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt II
Special Operations: MC-130P Combat Shadow (tanker-capable), 10 EC-130E (4)/J (6) Commando Solo I/II (J replacing E model).
Tanker: 222 KC-135E/R Stratotanker
Transport: C-5A/B Galaxy, 217 C-130E/H/J Hercules, 7 C-40 Clipper (incl Active), 2 C-38A (Astra SPX)
Helicopter: (CSAR): 18 HH-60G/MH-60G Pave Low III/IV

Special Operations: 5 CV-22 Osprey (CSAR; FY 05-06) with 13 more to order FY 07-09 and planned total of 48.
UAV: 14 RQ-4 (8 A /6 B) Global Hawk (FY 04-06) with 20 RQ-4B to be ordered FY 07-09 for total of 51 RQ-4 (plus 4 USN RQ-4N in FY 11);
34 MQ-1/-9 Predator-A/B (FY04-06), plus 35 planned FY 07-09
AEW / ELINT: 1 E-8C JointSTARS (funded under FY 03)
Transport: 30 C-17A Globemaster III (FY 05-06) with plans for 12 more in FY 07, 11 CC-130J Hercules, terminating the programme at 53 aircraft (include WC & EC versions).
Trainer: 159 T-6A Texan II (FY 04-06)
AGM: 310 AGM-544C JSOW [FY 04 – production terminated under FY 05], 828 AGM-158A JASSM – 300 FY 06 (ER-version with 575 mile range), and1,426 planned, 670 Small Diameter Bomb FY 06-07, 24,000 planned); 678 AGM-114 Hellfire (for MQ-1 Predator)
AAM: 484 AIM-120C AMRAAM [FY 04-06], 700 AIM-9X Sidewinder (FY 04-06)



5 Fleets: 2nd (Atlantic), 3rd (Pacific), 5th (Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf, Red Sea), 6th (Mediterranean), 7th (Western Pacific);
The operating forces commanders and fleet commanders have a dual chain of command. Administratively, they report to the Chief of Naval Operations and provide, train, and equip naval forces. Operationally, they provide naval forces and report to the appropriate Unified Combatant Commanders. Commander Fleet Forces Command commands and controls fleet assets on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts for interdeployment training cycle purposes. As units of the Navy enter the area of responsibility for a particular Navy area commander, they are operationally assigned to the appropriate numbered fleet. All Navy units also have an administrative chain of command with the various ships reporting to the appropriate Type Commander..

Amphibious Command Ships:

2 Blue Ridge LCC (Blue Ridge in Pacific) with 2x20mm Phalanx CIWS, 2x25mm Bushmaster Mk 38 cannon (2x1), 4x12.7mm Mk95 MG (4x1),
1 La Salle AGF with 2x20mm Phalanx CIWS, 2x25mm Bushmaster, 2 x 12.7mm MG, 1 UH-3H Sea King helo,
1 (reserve) Coronado AGF with 2x20mm Phalanx CIWS, 2x12.7mm MG, 1 UH-3H Sea King helo.

Aircraft Carriers:

10 Nimitz CVN with [Notional mix] 4 Strike Fighter (1 or 2 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and 2 or 3 F/A-18C) except USS Ronald Reagan w/2 x F/A-18E (VFA-22 & -115) + 2 F/A-18C (VFA-25 & -113), 1 Electronic Support (4 EA-6B Prowler), 1 Airborne Warning (4 E-2C Hawkeye), 1 Sea Control (8 S-3B Viking), 1 Helo ASW ( 6 HH-60H / SH-60B / MH-60S) Seahawk, 1 Fleet Support (2 C-2A Greyhound) detachments (mini-squadrons); 2 octuple NATO Sea Sparrow Mk 29 SAM, 2 21-cell RAM Mk 49 SAM 3 or 4x20mm Mk 15 Phalanx CIWS;
1 Enterprise CVN with 4 Strike Fighter Squadrons (1 x F/A-18F Super Hornet + 3 F/A/1-8C Hornet) + others, 2 octuple NATO Sea Sparrow SAM, 3x20mm Phalanx CIWS;
1 Kitty Hawk CV (Reserve, Kitty Hawk decommissioned on 12 May 2009).


14 Ohio SSBN (6 Pacific / 8 Atlantic - with 24 D-5 Trident II MIRV, 4x533mm ASW TT with up to 24 weapons,
4 Ohio SSGN Conversion, with 4x533mm TT, 22 launch tubes for 98 (normal) to 154 Tactical Tomahawk Block III (TLAM) SLCM – USS Ohio (SSGN-726) commissioned 10Jan2006 after SSG conversion. Three others scheduled to complete conversion and recommission by late-2007
3 Seawolf SSN with 8 x 670mm TT with up to 50 weapons including Tomahawk (TLAM) SLCM , USS Jimmy Carter SSN with icludes 1 Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS-1) or 2 Dry Deck Shelter (DDS) and Mark VIII Mod.0 SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) plus 50 SEAL/SOF personnel.
6(+5 ) Virginia SSN with 12 TLAM SLCM, 4 x 533mm TT with up to 38 weapons – Texas (SSN-775) commissioned 20Jun2006; Hawaii (SSN-776) commissioned 5May2007.
44 Los Angeles-Improved (I-688) SSN with 12 TLAM, 4x533mm ASW TT with up to 27 weapons, with two (Greenville and Charlotte in Pacific fitted for one ASDS-1 or two DDS and Mark VIII Mod.0 SEAL Delivery SDV
1 NR-1 nuclear-powered (SSAN) and 1 Dolphin (AGSS-555) auxiliary research submarines.
Cruisers: 22 Improved-Ticonderoga CG (AEGIS) with 2 61-cell VLS for Tomahawk SLCM, Standard SM-2MR/ER Block 3B or Block IVA SAM and ASROC, 2x127mm gun, 2x20mm Phalanx CIWS, 2x25mm Bushmaster (2x1), 4x12.7mm MG, 6x324mm ASW TT, 2 SH-60F/HH-60H Seahawk;
2 (+1 Reserve) Ticonderoga CG (AEGIS) with 2 twin Mk 26 launchers (88 weapons) for Standard-MR SM-2 SAM, ASROC A/S, 2x4 Harpoon SSM, 2x127mm gun, 2x2 Phalanx CIWS, 2 x 25mm Bushmaster, 6x324mm ASW TT, 2 SH-60F/HH-60H (later MH-60R) Seahawk.


Zumwalt Class (0+2+9) DD(X) land-attack missile destroyer with 80 cells Mk.57 VLS for Standard-MR SM-2 and SM-3 SAM, Harpoon SSM, 2 x 155mm Advanced Gun System (AGS) with 600-rounds including 85-nm range Extended Range Guided Munition (ERGM), 1 or 2 Bofors 57mm Mk.10 DP, 2 landing pads for MH-60R/S Seahawk helo
27 (+6)Arleigh Burke Flight IIA DDG with 96 cell Mk.41 VLS and similar armament to earlier ships except DDG-81 and later mount 1x127mm/62cal gun with ERGM, Standard SM-2MR/ER Block 4 SAM and 2 SH-60F / HH-60H (later MH-60R) helo;
28 Arleigh Burke Flight I/II DDG (AEGIS) with 90 cell Mk. 41 VLS for Tomahawk SLCM, Standard-MR SM-2 SAM and ASROC A/S, 2x4 Harpoon SSM, SAM, 1x127mm gun, 2x20mm Phalanx CIWS, 6x324mm ASW TT.


22 (+ 7 Reserve) Oliver Hazard Perry escort (ASW) frigate, with 1x76mm gun, 1x20mm Phalanx CIWS, 2x25mm can be fitted amidships, 4x12.7mm MG, 2x3 324mm ASW TT, 1 SH-60B / HH-60H Seahawk helo.

Littoral Combat Ships:

1 Freedom (+1) Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) with 1x BAE Systems Mk 110 57 mm gun, 2 .50-cal machine guns, 21 RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile Surface-to-Air Missiles, 45 NLOS missiles (As part of ASuW mission module), 2 MH-60R/S Seahawk, MQ-8 Fire Scout
1 Independence (+1) 1 BAE Systems Mk 110 57 mm gun, 4.50-cal guns (2 aft, 2 forward), 1 Raytheon SeaRAM CIWS[7], Other weapons as part of mission modules, 2 MH-60R/S Seahawk, MQ-8 Fire Scout


8 Cyclone PFC patrol coastal ship with 2x25mm Bushmaster,, 4x12.7mm MG, 2x7.62mm MG, 2x40mm grenade launchers; with capacity for 9 SEAL or USCG Law Enforcement Det (LEDET) team, plus 5 Cyclone to US Coast Guard in 2004.
Mine Countermeasures:
9 (+5 Reserve) Avenger MCM fleet mine hunters with SQQ-32 mine hunting sonar
2 (+10) Osprey MHC mine-hunters coastal, with SQQ-32 mine hunting sonar (2 in Arabian Gulf waters with rotated crews) – Osprey (MHC-51) and Robin (MHC-54) decommissioned 15Jun2006. Scheduled foreign transfers currently held up by Congress, would include: Egypt: Raven (MHC-61) and Cardinal (MHC-60), Greece: Heron (MHC-52), Pelican (MHC-53) – delayed, as are all further transfer
plans to Turkey, Taiwan, Mexico and Lithuania, due to congressional concern over US mine-hunting ability without class.

Amphibious Assault Ships:

8 Wasp LHD with capacity for 1,890 troops, 60 M1 Abrams MBT, LAV-25 or AAV-7P vehicles, plus ESG Marine Air Wing with 8-10 AV-8B Harrier (half VMA squadron) plus 4 CH-53D/E Super Stallion, 12 CH-46E Sea Knight, 4 AH-1W Huey Cobra (later AH-1W (later AH-1Z) and 2 UH-1N (later UH-1Y) Huey helos, plus 3 LCAC or 12 LCM (6) or 2 LCU (6) and 6 LCM (8) – eight ship named USS Makin Island (LHD-8) on 22Sep2006.
2 (+2 reserve) Tarawa LHA with capacity for 1,900 troops, 45 M1 tank/LAV-25 or AAV-7P (plus optional 35), with same Marine ESG Composite Group as above, plus 1 LCAC, 4 LCU-1610 or 7 LCM (8), or 17
LCM (6)
2(+3) San Antonio LPD amphibious transport dock with capacity for 720 troops, 2 LCAC or various LCU/LCM combinations, 2 CH-53 / HH-60H or MH-60S helos (later 2 MV-22 Osprey)
10 (1 reserve) Austin LPD amphibious transport docks with capacity for 900 troops, 1 LCAC, or 1 LCU-1610 and 3 LCM (6) or 28 AAAV-7P, up to six CH-53E Sea Knight or two CH-53 helicopters
8 Whidbey Island LSD landing ship dock, with capacity for 4 LCAC or 3 LCU-1610 or 10 LCM (8), or 64 AAAV-7P,
4 Harpers Ferry LSD with capacity for 400 troops (+100 short period),
2 LCAC or 1 LCU-1610 or 4 LCM
8 (+5 Reserve) Charleston amphibious cargo (LKA) ships with capacity about 225 troops, 4 LCM (8), 5 LCM (6), 2 LCVP and 2 LCPL craft (suitable for reactivation within 180-days)
20 Special Operations Craft Mk. V, with capacity for 16 SEAL or
Commando troops, with various 12.7mm, 7.62mm MG
Afloat Support: 2+4+5 Lewis and Clark T-AKE dry cargo/ammunition ship with 2 MH-60S Knighthawk.
2 (+2 Reserve) Sacramento AOE with 1 octuple NATO Sea Sparrow SAM, 2x20mm Phalanx CIWS and 4x12.7mm MG, 2 MH-60S Knighthawk VERTREP helos.
4 Supply AEO fast combat support ships, with either 3 UH-53E or 2 MH-60S VERTREP helos. (Operated by MSC, all weapons removed).
14 Henry J. Kaiser T-AO fleet oilers
2 Mercy AH hospital ships


About 2,000

Fighter/Strike: 360 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, 333 F/A-18C/D, 100 F/A-18A/B
Electronic Support/ESM/Special Mission: 81 EA-6B Prowler, 1 EA-18G Growler, 11 EP-3E Orion.
Patrol/ASW: 170 P-3C Orion
AEW: 67 E-2C Hawkeye
Command: 16 E-6B Mercury
Utility: 1 UC-35D
Transport: 34 C-2A Greyhound carrier-on-delivery (COD), 19 C-130T, 3 VP-3A Orion, 4 C-37A/b, 8 C-20A/D/G Gulfstream
Training: 218 T-45A/B/C, 7 T-39N, 8 T-39G, 9 T-39A Talon, 61 T-6A/B Texan II (PC-9), 47 T-2C Buckeye, 271 T-34C, 229 T-34C Mentor, 21 TC-12B Huron, 42 T-44A King Air
Helicopters: 49 HH-60H, 10 MH-60R Seahawk, 109 MH-60S Knight Hawk, 60 SH-60F, 4 UH-60L, 129 SH-60B , 36 MH-53E Sea Dragon minesweeping, 10 HH-46D, 10 HH-46D Sea Knight, 11 HH-1N;
Training: 44 TH-57B, 85 TH-57C Sea Ranger.

Naval Aviation Reserve:

265 total includedc in above totals
Naval Reserve combat aviation is grouped into one Carrier Air Wing-Reserve and comprises 3 fighter-attack squadrons, one Marine fighter-attack squadron, two detachments of E-2C, one squadron of EA-6B and one helo squadron.

Fighter/Ground Attack:

34 F/A-18A, 3 F/A-18C Hornet
Patrol/ASW: 40 P-3C Orion
Electronic Support/ESM: 3 EA-6B Prowler
AEW: 9 E-2C Hawkeye
Transport: 7 C-40A Clipper (Boeing 737-700), 8 C-9B, 5 DC-9 Skytrain II
VIP: 1 C-37, 1 C-20D Gulfstream III, 4 C-20G Gulfstream IV
Training: (adversary) 15 F-5E, 3 F-5F Tiger II
Utility: 6 UC-12B Huron
Helicopter: 10 HH-60H, 7 SH-60F, 4 SH-60B Seahawk, 7 MH-53E Sea Dragon (minesweeping), 6 UH-3H Sea King.



The Operating Forces are further subdivided into three categories: Marine Corps Forces (MARFOR) assigned to unified commands, Marine Corps Security Forces guarding high-risk naval installations, and Marine Corps Security Guard detachments at American embassies,. . Marine Corps Forces are further divided into Marine Forces Command (MARFORCOM) and Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC).. MARFORCOM has operational control of the II Marine Expeditionary Force; MARFORPAC has operational control of the I Marine Expeditionary Force and III Marine Expeditionary Force.

Units of the corps are:

3 Divisions (+ 1 Reserve), 3 Air Wings (+ 1 Reserve), 3 Force Service Support Groups (+ 1 Reserve), Special Operations Forces, 3 Marine Artillery Regiments (10th, 11th, 12th), Marine Corps Security Guard Battalion (Embassy protection), Marine Security Force Battalion, FAST response counter- terrorist companies - total 2,300 personnel), Anti-Terrorism Battalion
Flexible command based on Marine Air-Ground Task Forces (MAGTF), comprising one of three generic types: Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB), and Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF).
14 permanent MAGTF command elements: 3 MEF, 4 MEB, and 7 MEU, including 4th MEU (Anti-Terrorist). MEUs are traditionally deployed with the Navy’s Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) and Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) commands.
Marine Aviation is directly linked to MEU and MEB commands. Since the Tactical Air Integration (TACAir) plan was approved two years ago, Navy-Marine integration has increased and as of January 2005, four Marine strike fighter squadrons (VMFA) were deployed on Navy carriers. In February 2005 a USN F/A-18 squadron deployed to MCAS Iwakuni in the first integration of a Navy squadron within a Marine Air Wing.


MBT: 403 M1A1 Abrams
IFV: 401 LAV-25
Amphibious Tractor: 1,321 AAV-7P (formerly AAV-7A1)
Towed Artillery: 596 M198 155mm, 380 M777 155mm, 40 HIMARS
Mortar: 586 M252 81mm (including LAV-M APC versions)
ATGW: 1000+ M41 ITAS (TOW-2B), 1,000+ Predator , Javelin (Block 1)
SAM: 1900+ Stinger, 230+ Avenger


Fighter/Ground-Attack: 86 F/A-18C, 48 F/A-18A Hornet
Ground Attack: 165 AV-8B Harrier
Ground Attack/Training: 95 F/A-18D Hornet
Electronic Support/ESM: 36 EA-6B Prowler
UAV: 35+ RQ-7.
Transport: 2 C-9B Nightingale (Medevac), 21 KC-130J, 13 KC-130R, 24 KC-130F,126 MV-22
Training: 19 TAV-8B Harrier, 2 T-34C Mentor
Utility: 9 UC-12B, 4 UC-12F Huron, 16 UC-35C/D
Helicopter: 217 AH-1W/Z Sea Cobra attack; 140 CH-53E and 36 CH-53D Super Stallion, 221 CH-46E, 124 UH-1N/Y, 7 VH-60N, 2 VH-53D and 11 VH-3D Sea King (Presidential flight).

Marine Corps Reserve(Aircraft numbers included above)

Aircraft: 193

37 F/A-18A, 2 F/A-18B, 11 F-5E Tiger II (adversary training), 25 KC-130T and 21 C-130T Hercules; 3 UH-12B, 2 UH-35C utility, 36 AH-1W Sea Cobra, 18 UH-1N, 18 CH-53E, 24 CH-46E.


(Dept. of Homeland Security)

Structure: Assigned to US Department of Homeland Security, March 2003.


USCG Atlantic Area (HQ: Portsmouth, Virginia) and USCG Pacific Area (HQ: San Francisco, California). Divided into 11 Districts, with 1,600-3,000 personnel assigned to each district.


Offshore Patrol: 12 Hamilton high endurance cutters (WHEC) with 1x76mm gun, 1x20mm Phalanx CIWS, 2x25mm Bushmaster, 2x40mm Mk19 grenade launchers, 4x12.7mm MG (4x1), 1 HH-60J Jayhawk or armed MH-68A Stingray helo (first decommission begins in 2006 and will draw-down through 2011, replaced by WMSL design)
13 Bear medium endurance cutter (WMEC) with 1x76mm gun, 2x12.7mm MG, 1 HH-65A Dolphin helo (decommissioning begins in 2007 and will carry into mid next decade, replaced by future OPC design)
14 Reliance WMEC with 1x25mm Bushmaster, 2x12.7mm MG, 1 HH-65A or MH-68A with landing platform (first decommissioning begins in 2006, with last four ships retired in 2016 and replaced by future OPC design)
1 Alex Haley WMEC with 2x25mm Bushmaster, 2x12.7mm MG, with landing platform for HH-65A Dolphin helo (ex-USN salvage ship)
1 Storis WMEC with 1x25mm Bushmaster, 4x12.7mm MG (4x1) (used for Alaska-Aleutian patrol area)
1 Acushnet WHEC (ex-USN salvage ship; redesigned WHEC in 1978; re-engineered, guns removed)

Coastal Patrol:

1 + (4) Modernised Island WPB 33.5-metre patrol craft with 1x25mm Bushmaster, 2x7.62mm M60/M240 MG (series undergoing modernisation; Matagorda heavily damaged in 2004 hurricane off Florida; class used on counter-drug patrols)
44 Island with 1x25mm Bushmaster, 2x7.62mm M60/240 MG
56 (+8) Protector WPB 25.5-metre patrol craft with 2x7.62mm M60/240 MG (one built for transfer to Malta navy)
Inshore Patrol: 150 (+150 on order) Defender PSB 7.62 metre patrol craft. Total of 700 planned
44 Guardian 7.49 metre port security patrol craft
24 Raider 6.8 metre fast patrol craft (in service in Iraqi coastal and riverine operations)
Support: 4 icebreakers, 8 icebreaking tugs, 1 training ship;
Buoy Tenders, Large:15 (+1) Juniper WLB buoy tender with provision (not now fitted) for 1x25mm Bushmaster cannon (Alder commission June 2005);
1 Balsam WLB ;
Buoy Tenders, Coastal:14 Keeper; 5 Red, 6 White
Buoy Tenders, Inshore: 16 various
Buoy Tenders, Riverine: 18 various
Tugs: 9 Bay, 11 Harbour

NB: Island class coastal patrol craft being replaced by rebuilt units (Modernised Island) in 2007-08 as interim measure until delivery of new Fast Response Cutter


Intercept/ Surveillance: 7 Hu-25C Guardian (FLIR equipped)
Patrol / Surveillance: 41 HC-130B/H Hercules, 6 HC-130J, 8 HC-144 Ocean Sentry, 34 HU-25 Guardian
VIP: 1 C143A Challenger, 1 VC-4A Gulfstream I, 1 C-37A Gulfstream V
Helicopter: 41 HH-60J Jayhawk, 102 HH-65C/D Dolphin.


(9,000 civilian crews, 627 Navy)

Naval Fleet Auxiliaries: 33
Special Mission: 23
Maritime Prepositioning: 37
Sealift Force: 22 (2 tankers, 20 dry cargo)
Ready Reserve Fleet: 70
National Defence Reserve Fleet: 68


APDR at a glance