Top 20 Countries With The Highest Number of Active-Duty Military Personnel 2022

Military personnel by country

In the world today, which country has the highest number of active duty military personnel?.

Here is the list ranking of the top 20 countries from different continents in the world today that currently lead by the number of military personnel.

China’s massive force is the largest, followed by India and the United States.

While the United States has the third-highest population in total, the third-highest number of active military members, and the fourth-highest number of military members overall, it has the highest military spending of any country in the world.

With that being said, here is the list of the leading countries by military forces.

Countries By Number Of Military Forces:

  1. China 🇨🇳: 2,185,000
  2. India 🇮🇳: 1,455,550
  3. United States 🇺🇸: 1,388,100
  4. North Korea: 1,280,000
  5. Russia 🇷🇺: 1,014,000
  6. Pakistan 🇵🇰: 654,000
  7. Iran 🇮🇷: 610,000
  8. South Korea: 599,000
  9. Vietnam 🇻🇳: 482,000
  10. Egypt 🇪🇬: 438,500

Top 10 Countries With The Highest Number of Active-Duty and Reserve Military Personnel:

in members;

  1. Vietnam 🇻🇳: 5,482,000
  2. South Korea: 3,699,000
  3. China 🇨🇳: 3,355,000
  4. Russian Federation: 3,014,000
  5. India 🇮🇳: 2,610,550
  6. United States 🇺🇸: 2,233,050
  7. North Korea: 1,880,000
  8. Taiwan 🇹🇼: 1,820,000
  9. Brazil 🇧🇷: 1,706,500
  10. Pakistan 🇵🇰: 1,204,000
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