TABLE 2.2 Percentage of Active-Component Members by Age and Service Branch in 2009

 

Army (N = 582,733)

Navy (N = 320,140)

Air Force (N = 269,220)

Marine Corps (N = 209,175)

Total DOD (N = 1,381,268)a

Age (Years)

Officers (N = 82,228)

Enlisted (N = 500,505)

Officers (N = 38,106)

Enlisted (N = 282,034)

Officers (N = 46,615)

Enlisted (N = 222,605)

Officers (N = 18,873)

Enlisted (N = 190,302)

Officers (N = 262,680)

Enlisted (N = 1,195,446)

<20

0

6.7

0

5.8

0

2.6

0

7.0

0

5.8

20–24

5.8

43.9

7.0

45.9

3.5

39.1

5.9

65.6

7.6

47.0

25–29

21.0

23.0

25.3

19.2

26.2

24.5

29.1

15.4

26.2

21.2

30–34

20.5

12.0

22.0

12.0

24.8

12.6

26.2

6.0

22.4

11.1

35–39

21.5

9.2

20.4

10.9

20.1

12.5

21.4

4.0

20.4

9.4

40–44

17.1

3.9

15.7

4.5

15.8

7.2

11.6

1.5

14.5

4.3

45–49

8.6

1.0

6.9

1.3

6.8

1.5

4.0

0.4

6.2

1.1

50–54

3.7

0.2

2.1

0.2

2.1

0.1

1.4

0

2.0

0.2

≥55

1.8

0

0.6

0

0.5

0

0.4

0

0.7

0

aTotal numbers do not include the US Coast Guard. The Coast Guard is part of the armed forces but during peacetime is under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security rather than DOD. During wartime, the Coast Guard is under the authority of DOD through the Department of the Navy. About 4,000 members of the Coast Guard have been deployed to OEF or OIF (see Table 2.1).

SOURCE: Defense Manpower Data Center, 2009b.



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