Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

as of
October 23, 2014

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

Status of the Navy


Navy Personnel
Active Duty:   325,143
  Officers Officers:   54,388
  Enlisted Enlisted:   266,290
  Midshipmen Midshipmen:   4,465
Ready Reserve:   107,355 [As of Sep 2014 ]
  Selected Reserves Selected Reserves: 59,254
  Individual Ready Reserve Individual Ready Reserve: 48,101
Reserves currently mobilized:   3,292 [As of Sep 2014]
Navy Department Civilian Employees:   201,000
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 289
  Total Ships Deployed/Underway Ships Deployed: 103 (36%)
  Ships Underway for Local Ops / Training (USFF / 3rd Fleet) Ships Underway for Local Ops / Training (USFF / 3rd Fleet): 50 (17%)
Ships Underway
  Underway Aircraft Carriers:
              USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific
              USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - 5th Fleet
              USS George Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  Underway Amphibious Assault Ships:
              USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - 7th Fleet
              USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic
              USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic
              USS Makin Island (LHD 8) - 5th Fleet

Aircraft (operational):
3700+