Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

as of
April 26, 2017

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

Navy Demographics as of 31 December 2016

Status of the Navy


Navy Personnel
Active Duty:   322,390
  Officers Officers:   53,696
  Enlisted Enlisted:   264,320
  Midshipmen Midshipmen:   4,374
Ready Reserve:   109,079 [As of Mar 2017]
  Selected Reserves Selected Reserves: 58,033
  Individual Ready Reserve Individual Ready Reserve: 51,046
Reserves currently mobilized:   3,054 [As of Apr 2017]
Navy Department Civilian Employees:   210,966
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): 36 (13%)
Ships Underway
  Underway Aircraft Carriers:
              USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific
              USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - 7th Fleet
              USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet
  Underway Amphibious Assault Ships:
              USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
              USS Makin Island (LHD 8) - 7th Fleet

Aircraft (operational):
3700+