Women In The Military

“…200k+ women are on the active-duty in the military, including 69 generals and admirals”

Lets look at the numbers:

– About 203,000 in 2011, or 14.5% of the active-duty force of nearly 1.4 million

– That number comprises about 74,000 in the Army, 53,000 in the Navy, 62,000 in the Air Force and 14,000 in the Marine Corps

Officers/Enlisted:

– Nearly 167,000 women were in the enlisted ranks, making up 14.2% of that force

– There were 36,000 women in the officer corps, or 16.6%

– Among the top ranks, 69 of the 976 generals and admirals — 7.1% — were women

– There were 28 female generals in the Air Force, 19 in the Army, one in the Marine Corps and 21 female admirals in the Navy

– 3,698 new female officers in 2015, 579 were graduates of the nation’s service academies

– In addition, 18% of the 722,000 enlisted reservists and National Guard troops and 19% of their 113,000 officers are women

– In the Coast Guard, now a division of the Department of Homeland Security, women made up 10.5% of the total force of 44,000 active-duty and reserve personnel

Front-line duties:

– Enlisted women made up 2.7% of the military’s front-line units. Women were barred from the infantry, but were allowed to serve on gun crews, air crews and in seamanship specialties. Among officers, women represented 5.4% of those involved in “tactical operations”

– Despite the official ban on combat, women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan often found themselves engaged in firefights

– Women made up 67 of the nearly 3,500 Americans lost in hostile fire in Iraq and 33 of the 1,700-plus killed in combat in Afghanistan; more than 600 others in Iraq and 300 in Afghanistan were wounded

SurveyStud: https://appsto.re/us/Ddj18.i

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