Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

as of
August 29, 2016

The Navy Fact File contains descriptions of the roles and characteristics of Navy ships.

Navy Demographics as of 31 March 2015

Status of the Navy


Navy Personnel
Active Duty:   329,302
  Officers Officers:   54,852
  Enlisted Enlisted:   269,995
  Midshipmen Midshipmen:   4,455
Ready Reserve:   107,491 [As of July 2016 ]
  Selected Reserves Selected Reserves: 57,835
  Individual Ready Reserve Individual Ready Reserve: 49,656
Reserves currently mobilized:   2,841 [As of July 2016]
Navy Department Civilian Employees:   209,671
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 275
  Total Ships Deployed/Underway Ships Deployed: 46 (17%)
  Ships Underway for Local Ops / Training (USFF / 3rd Fleet) Ships Underway for Local Ops / Training (USFF / 3rd Fleet): 34 (12%)
Ships Underway
  Underway Aircraft Carriers:
              USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
              USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Atlantic
              USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 7th Fleet
              USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - Atlantic
  Underway Amphibious Assault Ships:
              USS Wasp (LHD 1) - 6th Fleet
              USS Boxer (LHD 4) - 7th Fleet
              USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - 7th Fleet

Aircraft (operational):
3700+