U.S. Military Manpower in South Vietnam
1960-1973

(Updated 9 February 2013)

References:

Table 2-22 from Department of Defense: Selected Manpower Statistics – Fiscal Year 1997 (7.25 MB PDF)

NOTES

A: All figures are rounded except where noted.
B: Totals for all Services combined were less than 250.

DATE

TOTAL (APPROX.)

U.S.A.

U.S.N.

U.S.M.C.

USAF

USCG

Dec 1960

900

800

15

2

68

-

Dec 1961

3,200

2,100

100

5

1,000

-

Jun 1962

9,000

5,900

300

700

2,100

-

Date 1962

11,300

7,900

500

500

2,400

-

Jun 1963

15,400

10,200

600

600

4,000

-

Dec 1963

16,300

10,100

800

800

4,600

-

Jun 1964

16,500

9,900

1,000

600

5,000

-

Dec 1964

23,200

14,700

1,100

900

6,600

-

Jun 1965

134,800

27,300

17,000

53,700

36,400

400

Dec 1966

385,300

239,400

23,300

69,200

52,900

500

Jun 1967

448,800

285,700

28,500

78,400

55,700

500

Dec 1967

485,600

319,500

31,700

78,000

55,900

500

Jun 1968

534,700

354,300

35,600

83,600

60,700

500

Dec 1968

536,100

359,800

36,100

81,400

58,400

400

Apr 1969

543,400

363,300

36,500

81,800

61,400

400

Jun 1969

538,700

360,500

35,800

81,500

60,500

400

Dec 1969

475,200

331,100

30,200

55,100

58,400

400

Jun 1970

414,900

298,600

25,700

39,900

50,500

200

Dec 1970

334,600

249,600

16,700

25,100

43,100

100

Jun 1971

239,200

190,500

10,700

500

37,400

100

Dec 1971

156.800

119,700

7,600

600

28,800

100

Jun 1972

47,000

31,800

2,200

1,400

11,500

100

Dec 1972

24,200

13,800

1,500

1,200

7,600

100

Jun 1973

(B)

(B)

(B)

(B)

(B)

(B)

Dec 1973

(B)

(B)

(B)

(B)

(B)

(B)