Vietnam 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.
  • 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.
  • Vietnam military size for 2015 was 522,000.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
India 3,026,500.00
Pakistan 944,800.00
Egypt 835,500.00
Indonesia 675,500.00
Vietnam 522,000.00
Myanmar 513,000.00
Sri Lanka 317,000.00
Ukraine 297,000.00
Morocco 245,800.00
Bangladesh 227,050.00
Nigeria 223,000.00
Cambodia 191,300.00
Philippines 153,350.00
Lao PDR 129,100.00
Sudan 124,300.00
Angola 117,000.00
Bolivia 71,100.00
Uzbekistan 68,000.00
Tunisia 47,800.00
El Salvador 41,500.00
Cameroon 34,400.00
Kenya 29,100.00
Georgia 25,650.00
Honduras 22,950.00
Kyrgyz Republic 20,900.00
Mauritania 20,850.00
Mongolia 17,700.00
Zambia 16,100.00
Ghana 15,500.00
Djibouti 13,450.00
Congo, Rep. 12,000.00
Nicaragua 12,000.00
Moldova 6,150.00
Papua New Guinea 3,600.00
Timor-Leste 2,200.00
Lesotho 2,000.00
Cabo Verde 1,200.00
Vietnam Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
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%