Defense Personnel in Hawaii

Hawaii is home to more than 250,000 military personnel and their families. With all branches of the military – Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, National Guard and Coast Guard – represented in the state, active duty service members, defense civilians, military dependents and veterans are all a critical part of the many communities across the Hawaiian Islands. 

Active Duty Personnel

This includes all full time military personnel, including selected reserve population on full-time training duty.

  • Army: 15,346
  • Marine Corps: 6,453
  • Navy: 13,558
  • Air Force: 5,403
  • National Guard: 5,325
  • Reserve: 4,312
  • Coast Guard: 1,260

Defense Civilian Personnel

A defense civilian performs military functions, but is not on active duty with the military.

Military Dependents

Includes the spouses, children, and adult dependents of military personnel.


Individuals who previously served in the active military.