The Defense Department has upgraded the personnel data included in its annual Base Structure Report, allowing readers to see official personnel data for every U.S. installation.
In previous years the report included personnel information, but with the caveat that the data was only being used to show the magnitude of size of a location and should not be considered official data. Now the FY 2013 Base Structure Report will feature a new section with data provided by the office of the undersecretary for personnel and readiness. Readers can find the number of military personnel — broken down by service — and civilian workers by installation.
Some of the largest installations (including military and civilian personnel):
- Fort Bragg — 64,823
- Joint Base San Antonio — 62,100
- Joint Base Lewis-McChord — 54,998
- Norfolk Naval Base — 53,872
- Fort Hood — 52,832
The 214-page report includes listings for all of DOD’s worldwide land holdings, not just installations; still a summary chart showing the total number of installations by service is worth noting (including active, Reserve and Guard):
- Army — 226
- Navy — 111
- Air Force — 185
Each facility listed in the report’s database, a snapshot as of Sept. 30, 2012, includes the number of buildings, acres and its plant replacement value.