Accession Number : ADA307915

Title :   Population Representation in the Military Services. Fiscal Year 1994.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 21, 1 Oct 93-30 Sep 94.

Corporate Author : ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (FORCE MANAGEMENT AND PERSONNEL) WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA307915

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 279

Abstract : This is the 21st annual Department of Defense report on social representation in the U.S. Military Services. The ensuing eight chapters and technical appendices provide data and commentary on demographic, educational, aptitude, and socioeconomic characteristics of applicants, new recruits, and enlisted and officer members of the Active and Reserve Components. This report covers fiscal year (FY) 1994, October 1, 1993 to September 30, 1994. The FY 1994 end-strength of the Active Component was 1.58 million and the Selected Reserve (comprising the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve) totaled 984,000. Today's force is much smaller than in the early volunteer force years, and even reduced in comparison to the size in the late 1980s; planned downsizing of the military is nearly complete. To sustain even this reduced strength, in FY 1994 just over 176,000 new non-prior service (NPS) recruits were enlisted and almost 16,000 newly commissioned officers reported for active duty. Furthermore, nearly 56,000 without and more than 98,000 with prior service experience were enlisted in the Selected Reserves. Close to 15,000 officers entered the National Guard or Reserves this past fiscal year as well. The salient characteristics of these personnel are described in this summary.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *DEMOGRAPHY, *MINORITIES, *POPULATION, MILITARY RESERVES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, EDUCATION, COMPARISON, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), QUALIFICATIONS, PATTERNS, ACTIVE DUTY, ETHNIC GROUPS, MALES, OFFICER PERSONNEL, RECRUITS, PERSONNEL RETENTION, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, APTITUDE TESTS, SOCIOLOGY, FINANCE, FEMALES, INCOME, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION, FACTOR ANALYSIS, CAUCASIANS, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, RACE RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE