Army officers are at a new record for the number of soldiers they have deployed, according to a report released Monday.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said in a press briefing that 1,500 officers have deployed to the ranks since the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
That’s more than the 1,400 soldiers that the Army had deployed at the end the wars.
The number of officers has increased from 2,200 in 2011 to 2,500 in 2012, Odiernon said.
He said the Army will continue to deploy troops across the country.
“We are seeing the effects of war and the effects on our forces,” Odierdo said.
“We are continuing to deploy, and we will continue.”
The Navy is the highest ranking Army officer with 2,917 officers, the report said.
That’s more officers than the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps combined.