Vietnam Military Size 1985-2022

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.
  • Vietnam military size for 2019 was 522,000.00, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Vietnam military size for 2018 was 522,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Vietnam military size for 2017 was 522,000.00, a 0% increase from 2016.
  • Vietnam military size for 2016 was 522,000.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
India 3,045,000.00
Pakistan 943,000.00
Egypt 836,000.00
Indonesia 676,000.00
Vietnam 522,000.00
Myanmar 513,000.00
Sri Lanka 317,000.00
Ukraine 311,000.00
Morocco 246,000.00
Bangladesh 227,000.00
Nigeria 223,000.00
Cambodia 191,000.00
Philippines 155,000.00
Lao PDR 129,000.00
Sudan 124,000.00
Angola 117,000.00
Bolivia 71,000.00
Uzbekistan 68,000.00
Tunisia 48,000.00
El Salvador 42,000.00
Cameroon 34,000.00
Kenya 29,000.00
Georgia 26,000.00
Honduras 23,000.00
Kyrgyz Republic 21,000.00
Mauritania 21,000.00
Mongolia 18,000.00
Zambia 16,000.00
Ghana 16,000.00
Djibouti 13,000.00
Nicaragua 12,000.00
Moldova 6,000.00
Papua New Guinea 4,000.00
Lesotho 2,000.00
Timor-Leste 2,000.00
Cabo Verde 1,000.00
West Bank and Gaza 0.00
Republic of Congo 0.00
Vietnam Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 522,000.00 0.00%
2018 522,000.00 0.00%
2017 522,000.00 0.00%
2016 522,000.00 0.00%
2015 522,000.00 0.00%
2014 522,000.00 0.00%
2013 522,000.00 0.00%
2012 522,000.00 0.00%
2011 522,000.00 0.00%
2010 522,000.00 5.45%
2009 495,000.00 0.00%
2008 495,000.00 0.00%
2007 495,000.00 0.00%
2006 495,000.00 0.00%
2005 495,000.00 -5.53%
2003 524,000.00 0.00%
2002 524,000.00 0.00%
2001 524,000.00 0.00%
2000 524,000.00 0.00%
1999 524,000.00 0.00%
1998 524,000.00 -5.92%
1997 557,000.00 -10.45%
1996 622,000.00 0.00%
1995 622,000.00 -11.14%
1994 700,000.00 -18.32%
1993 857,000.00 0.00%
1992 857,000.00 -17.60%
1991 1,040,000.00 -0.95%
1990 1,050,000.00 -16.00%
1989 1,250,000.00 21.71%
1985 1,027,000.00 21.71%