TABLE 2-3 Race/Ethnicity of Active-Component Enlisted Members, by Service, and Civilian Labor Force, Ages 18-44, FY 2002 (percentage)

Race/Ethnicity

Army

Navy

Marine Corps

Air Force

DoD

Civilians Ages 18 to 44

White

63.5

64.5

70.8

72.6

67.1

80.1

Black

25.1

21.5

13.0

17.3

20.6

12.6

Other/Unknown

11.4

14.0

16.2

10.1

12.3

7.3

Hispanic

11.3

9.2

14.6

6.0

9.8

16.4

NOTE: Columns will not add to 100% because Hispanics can be included in multiple races.

SOURCE: Civilian data from Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey File, September 2002, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (2002).

TABLE 2-4 Gender of Active-Component Enlisted Members, by Service, and Civilian Labor Force, Ages 18-44, FY 2002 (percentage)

Gender

Army

Navy

Marine Corps

Air Force

DoD

Civilians Ages 18 to 44

Men

85.4

85.6

93.9

80.1

85.2

54.2

Women

14.6

14.4

6.1

19.9

14.8

45.8

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

 

SOURCE: Civilian data from Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey File, September 2002, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (2002).

to the accession process and provides definitions for use by examining physicians.

In addition to this instruction, each Service has its own guidance and regulations for entrance and job assignment. There are several points in the enlistment process at which screening takes place: (1) at the recruiting station, (2) at the military entrance processing station (MEPS)/U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command, and (3) in waiver authorities in each Service.

Recruiting Stations

The enlistment screening process begins at the recruiting stations, where each applicant completes the medical prescreen using DoD Form 2807-2 (see Appendix 2-B). The medical prescreen includes a series of questions based on standards put forth in DoD Instruction 6130.4. If a disqualifying condition is indicated, the applicant is required to provide



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