Summarizes how many Army personnel have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan through December 2011.
How many soldiers have served in Iraq and Afghanistan? What has the troop mix looked like since the start of operations in September 2001? What effect, if any, has cumulative time in theater had on the Army’s capacity to deploy?
In October 2008, the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army asked RAND to assess the demands placed upon the Army by deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan. Army leadership was interested in understanding how many soldiers had served in theater over the course of OIF and OEF.
RAND conducted an initial...