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Active Military Manpower by Country

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/17/2015

Active military personnel form the spearhead of any military ground engagement.

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Active military personnel are those "ready-to-fight" elements. This listing is for the purposes of detailing the total active military manpower available to any one country today - these forces naturally becoming the initial elements that would be committed to combat.


Active Military Personnel data through 2014.

1
2,333,000
2
1,400,000
3
1,325,000
4
766,055
5
690,000
6
624,465
7
617,000
8
545,000
9
512,000
10
476,000
11
468,500
12
444,520
13
412,000
14
410,500
15
406,000
16
400,000
17
327,000
18
320,000
19
306,000
20
290,000
21
271,500
22
267,500
23
247,173
24
233,500
25
220,000
26
210,000
27
202,761
28
200,000
29
195,800
30
182,500
31
179,046
32
178,000
33
177,600
34
161,000
35
160,000
36
160,000
37
152,000
38
146,980
39
135,000
40
131,100
41
130,000
42
125,000
43
123,300
44
120,660
45
120,000
46
113,560
47
110,700
48
110,000
49
110,000
50
109,500
51
95,000
52
92,000
53
88,565
54
87,000
55
87,000
56
73,350
57
73,100
58
72,000
59
71,600
60
68,047
61
67,000
62
66,700
63
65,000
64
65,000
65
62,000
66
60,560
67
58,000
68
55,500
69
52,000
70
47,660
71
45,000
72
40,500
73
40,000
74
37,500
75
37,000
76
36,500
77
35,000
78
35,000
79
33,000
80
30,350
81
30,000
82
29,500
83
29,000
84
27,000
85
26,200
86
25,000
87
24,120
88
24,000
89
22,000
90
21,300
91
21,060
92
20,000
93
16,300
94
15,500
95
15,500
96
15,500
97
15,100
98
15,000
99
15,000
100
14,500
101
14,000
102
14,000
103
14,000
104
13,500
105
13,500
106
13,500
107
13,000
108
12,600
109
12,000
110
12,000
111
12,000
112
11,800
113
11,200
114
10,850
115
10,700
116
10,000
117
9,500
118
9,200
119
8,620
120
7,350
121
7,300
122
6,000
123
5,300
124
4,700
125
4,500
126
3,200

Partial Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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