Sierra Leone Military Size 1985-2021

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • Sierra Leone military size for 2018 was 8,500.00, a 5.56% decline from 2017.
  • Sierra Leone military size for 2017 was 9,000.00, a 5.88% increase from 2016.
  • Sierra Leone military size for 2016 was 8,500.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Sierra Leone military size for 2015 was 8,500.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Benin 12,250.00
Burkina Faso 11,200.00
Mozambique 11,200.00
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Togo 9,550.00
Sierra Leone 8,500.00
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Haiti 500.00
Sierra Leone Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 8,500.00 -5.56%
2017 9,000.00 5.88%
2016 8,500.00 0.00%
2015 8,500.00 0.00%
2014 8,500.00 -19.05%
2013 10,500.00 0.00%
2012 10,500.00 0.00%
2011 10,500.00 0.00%
2010 10,500.00 0.00%
2009 10,500.00 -4.55%
2008 11,000.00 0.00%
2007 11,000.00 0.00%
2006 11,000.00 -15.38%
2005 13,000.00 0.00%
2004 13,000.00 0.00%
2003 13,000.00 0.00%
2002 13,000.00 116.67%
2001 6,000.00 57.89%
2000 3,800.00 0.00%
1999 3,800.00 -34.48%
1998 5,800.00 -63.29%
1997 15,800.00 5.33%
1996 15,000.00 114.29%
1995 7,000.00 40.00%
1994 5,000.00 0.00%
1993 5,000.00 -37.50%
1992 8,000.00 60.00%
1991 5,000.00 0.00%
1990 5,000.00 25.00%
1989 4,000.00 29.03%
1985 3,100.00 29.03%