Selected Manpower Statistics
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), personnel strength is considered to be the sum of active duty military and civilian personnel. (See the Glossary of Terms.) This section provides an overview of DoD work force levels as of September 30, 2003, and presents personnel data by organizational component (Army, Navy, Air Force, etc.), location of personnel, and/or function (military or civilian). Complete data on the total number and percent distribution of active duty military and direct hire civilian DoD personnel, by state, are provided. Historical data on trends in DoD personnel strength are also provided.