The Reserve and Guard make up nearly 40% of total U.S. uniformed manpower.
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), has been the most costly recent military operation for each reserve component:
Component – Killed in the Line of Duty
Army National Guard – 495
Army Reserve – 246
Marine Reserves – 139
Navy Reserve – 24
Air Force Reserve – 4
Air National Guard – 2
The U.S. National Guard represents the world’s 11th largest army & the 5th largest air force with more than 458,000 personnel.
Percentage of Total Force of Each Military Branch in the Reserve Component
Air Force 36%