Status of the Navy

as of
May 22, 2017

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

Navy Demographics as of 31 December 2016


Navy Personnel

Active Duty: 322,390

♦ Officers: 53,696
♦ Enlisted: 264,320
♦ Midshipmen: 4374

Ready Reserve: 108,578 [As of Apr 2017]

♦ Selected Reserves: 58,056
♦ Individual Ready Reserve: 50,522

Reserves Currently Mobilized: 3,054 [As of Apr 2017]

Navy Department Civilian Employees: 190,081

Ships and Submarines

Deployable Battle Force Ships: 275

Deployed Battle Force Across the Fleet Including Forward Deployed Submarines: 80 (29%)

♦ Deployed Ships Underway: 52 (19%)

Ships Underway for Local Ops / Training: 30 (11%)

Aircraft Carriers Underway:

  • USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - 7th Fleet
  • USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - 7th Fleet
  • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - 5th Fleet

Amphibious Assault Ships Underway:

  • USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) - Atlantic
  • USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 5th Fleet
  • USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic

Aircraft (operational): 3700+