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Women in the Military & Women Veterans

Active Duty Service Personnel by Branch of Service

Officer/Enlisted Status & Sex as of 30 September 2011

 

 

 Branch of Service & Status*

 

 Number of Women

 

Number of

Men

 

  Total

 

Women as a Percentage

of Total

Department of Defense**

     Officer

     Enlisted

     Total

 

 

37,899

166,815

204,714

 

 

200,204

1,006,507

1,206,711

 

 

238,103

1,173,322

1,411,425

 

 

15.9%

14.2%

14.5%

Army

     Officer

     Enlisted

     Total

 

15,760

60,255

76,015

 

81,791

403,631

485,422

 

97,551

463,886

561,437

 

16.1

13.0

13.5

Navy

     Officer

     Enlisted

     Total

 

8,520

43,896

52,416

 

44,689

223,036

267,725

 

53,209

266,932

320,141

 

16.0

16.4

16.3

Marine Corps

     Officer

     Enlisted

     Total

 

1,328

12,363

13,691

 

20,537

166,798

187,335

 

21,865

179,161

201,026

 

5.8

6.9

6.8

Air Force

     Officer

     Enlisted

     Total

 

12,291

50,301

62,592

 

53,187

213,042

266,229

 

65,478

263,343

328,821

 

18.8

19.1

19.0

Coast Guard

     Officer

     Enlisted

     Total

 

1,345

4,454

5,799

 

7,080

29,132

36,212

 

8,425

33,586

42,011

 

15.9

13.3

13.8

 

*Officers include Warrant Officers.  ** Does not  include Coast Guard which in peacetime is part of the Department of Homeland Security

Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Manpower Data Center, unpublished data as of 30 September 2011  Compiled by the Women Research & Education Institute, April  2012.

Figures in MS Word format

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For more information about WREI's Women in the Military Project

contact:

Lory Manning

Project Director

(202) 280-2719,