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Induction Statistics

Induction Statistics

The following shows the number of men who were inducted into military service through the Selective Service System during the major 20th century conflicts. The last man inducted entered the  U.S. Army on June 30, 1973 during the last draft conducted.

For more information about induction statistics, call Selective Service at 703-605-4100.

Conflict and Number of Inductions

World War I Sept. 1917 – Nov. 1918 2,810,296
World War II Nov. 1940 – Oct. 1946 10,110,104
Korean War June 1950 – June 1953 1,529,539
Vietnam War Aug. 1964 – Feb. 1973 1,857,304

 

Inductions by Year

Year Number of Inductions
1917 516,212
1918 2,294,084
1940 18,633
1941 923,842
1942 3,033,361
1943 3,323,970
1944 1,591,942
1945 945,862
1946 183,383
1947 0
1948 20,348
1949 9,781
1950 219,771
1951 551,806
1952 438,479
1953 471,806
1954 253,230
1955 152,777
1956 137,940
1957 138,504
1958 142,246
1959 96,153
1960 86,602
1961 118,586
1962 82,060
1963 119,265
1964 112,386
1965 230,991
1966 382,010
1967 228,263
1968 296,406
1969 283,586
1970 162,746
1971 94,092
1972 49,514
1973 646