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Army will cut 12000 more soldiers to hit 2016 goal

The Army’s active component shrank by nearly 1,600 soldiers in November, bringing personnel strength for the second month of this fiscal year to 487,134 troopers, some 12,100 shy of the drawdown goal for 2016 of 475,000.

 

Manning data reported to the Defense Manpower Data Center shows the Regular Army had 93,929 officers on active duty Nov. 30, 388,793 enlisted soldiers and 4,412 West Point cadets.

Statistics also show that 70,009 women were serving in the Regular Army, which represents 14.3 percent of that component.

 

The reserve components consisting of 348,627 National Guard soldiers, and 199,153 Army reservists, accounted for more than one-half of the Army’s total force of 1,034,914 soldiers.

 

TOTAL ARMY PERSONNEL STRENGTH ON NOV. 30, 2015

         
 

Active Component

Women AC

National Guard

Army Reserve

General

11

0

1

0

lt. Gen.

47

4

2

0

Maj.Gen.

126

9

62

35

Brig. Gen.

128

5

157

75

Total general officers

312

18

222

110

         

Colonel

4,024

462

1,438

1,856

Lt. Col.

9,218

1,225

3,601

5,389

Major

16,254

2,901

6,496

6,947

Captain

29,202

5,853

10,783

11,031

1st Lieutenant

13,574

2,634

8,947

5,457

2d Lieutenant

6,336

1,350

5,407

2,584

Total branch officers

78,608

14,425

36,672

33,264

         

Chief warrant officer five

631

39

367

109

Chief warrant officer four

2,090

179

1,418

520

Chief warrant officer three

4,208

385

2,043

895

Chief warrant officer two

6,221

642

3,560

1,376

Warrant officer one

1,859

175

1,211

429

Total warrant officers

15,009

1,420

8,599

3,329

Total all officers

93,617

15,485

45,494

36,703

         

Sgt. Major

3,404

272

2,066

1,588

Msgt.

11,082

1,239

7,405

5,724

Sgt 1st Class

36,138

4,223

21,709

14,827

SSgt.

57,008

6,074

39,173

21,126

Sgt.

68,736

9,386

64,414

31,475

Specialist

119,479

17,816

92,891

56,000

Pvt 1st Class

45,992

7,144

39,532

16,525

Pvt. E2

25,308

3,981

21,251

7,423

Pvt. E1

21,646

3,164

14,692

7,702

Total enlisted

388,793

53,299

303,133

162,450

         

Academy cadets

4,412

847

0

0

         

Grand total

487,134

70,009

348,627

199,153

 

The information above is for general awareness only and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment or the Department of Defense as a whole.

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