Status of the Navy

Status of the Navy

as of
March 24, 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:   322,809
  Officers Officers:   53,876
  Enlisted Enlisted:   264,557
  Midshipmen Midshipmen:   4,376
Ready Reserve:   108,789 [As of Feb 2017]
  Selected Reserves Selected Reserves: 58,118
  Individual Ready Reserve Individual Ready Reserve: 50,671
Reserves currently mobilized:   2,864 [As of Mar 2017]
Navy Department Civilian Employees:   210,966
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 275
  Total Ships Deployed/Underway Ships Deployed: 50 (18%)
  Ships Underway for Local Ops / Training (USFF / 3rd Fleet) Ships Underway for Local Ops / Training (USFF / 3rd Fleet): 35 (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 Kearsarge (LHD 3) - Atlantic
              USS Bataan (LHD 5) - 6th Fleet
              USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - 7th Fleet
              USS Makin Island (LHD 8) - 5th Fleet

Aircraft (operational):
3700+