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DoD Releases Demographics Report

Posted By Diane Markham, Thursday, December 7, 2017

DoD has released their 2016 Demographics Report.  A few interesting key facts are:

  • Overall, 44.5 percent of Selected Reserve members are reported as married and 48.6 percent have never been married.
  • Of the 364,537 Selected Reserve members who are married, 6.1 percent are in dual-military marriages. Almost half (48.2%) of Marine Corps Reserve women who are married are in dual-military marriages. Of the Selected Reserve members who are married, the Air Force Reserve has the highest percentage (13.6%) of members in dual-military marriages in 2016.
  • The percentage of Selected Reserve officers who are female has been increasing since 2000. The Coast Guard Reserve had the highest increase in female Selected Reserve officers since 2000 (+7.6%).
  • The percentage of Selected Reserve members 35 years of age and younger has increased from 58.9 percent in 2000 to 68.6 percent in 2016, which is a decrease from 2015 (-0.1%).
  •  Approximately half (49.9%) of the Selected Reserve are assigned to the United States in thirteen states (California, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Georgia, Virginia, Illinois, North Carolina, Alabama, Missouri, and Louisiana).

 Click here for the full report.

 

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