United States Armed Forces
Service branches United States Army
United States Marine Corps
United States Navy
United States Air Force
United States Coast Guard
Headquarters The Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, US
Commander-in-Chief President John McCain
Military age 17 with parental permission, 18 for voluntary service. Maximum age for enlistment is 35 for the Army,
Available for
military service
53,270,043 males, age 18–49 (1996 est.),
51,941,969 females, age 18–49 (1996 est.)
Fit for
military service
40,620,143 males, age 18–49 (1996 est.),
49,401,941 females, age 18–49 (1996 est.)
Reaching military
age annually
1,161,727 males (1996 est.),
1,055,685 females (1996 est.)
Active personnel 1,800,000
Reserve personnel 4,850,880
(Including 1,000,000 paramilitary reserves and 800,000 state and local personnel)

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