TABLE 3.1 Service Members Deployed, by Branch of Service and Componenta as of 2010

Component Army Navy Air Force Marine Corps Coast Guard TOTAL
Regular 608,634 323,701 280,182 219,335 4,813 1,436,665
National Guard 298,728 N/A 79,777 N/A N/A 378,505
Reserves 173,825 60,161 54,632 42,316 1,271 332,205
TOTAL 1,081,187 383,862 414,591 261,651 6,084 2,147,375

aIn contrast with the Army and Air Force, the Navy and Marine Corps do not have National Guard components. Entire file contained 2,147,398, but 23 had an unknown component.

SOURCE: Defense Manpower Data Center.

Pay Grade

As shown in Table 3.2, over 85% of those deployed in all components and service branches were enlisted, with nearly 6 in 10 of the enlisted in the senior enlisted grades (E5–E9). The proportion of total enlisted personnel (E1–E9) supporting the operations ranged from about 78% in the Coast Guard to about 90% in the Marine Corps. The proportion of senior enlisted personnel in those deployed ranged from 40% in the Marine Corps to about 62% in the Air Force.

TABLE 3.2 Service Members Deployed, by Branch of Service and Pay Grade, as of 2010

Pay Grade Army, N (column %) Navy, N (column %) Air Force, N (column %) Marine Corps, N (column %) Coast Guard, N (column %) TOTAL, N (column %)
E1–E4 405,014
(37.5)
121,159
(31.6)
83,832
(20.2)
132,049
(50.5)
1,388
(22.8)
743,442
(34.6)
E5–E9 514,722
(47.6)
210,208
(54.8)
258,234
(62.3)
104,225
(39.8)
3,367
(55.3)
1,090,756
(50.8)
O1–3 69,312
(6.4)
23,012
(6.0)
27,905
(6.7)
11,260
(4.3)
638
(10.5)
132,127
(6.2)
O4–O10 63,789
(5.9)
27,197
(7.1)
44,639
(10.8)
11,402
(4.4)
440
(7.2)
147,467
(6.9)
Warrant Officer 28,350
(2.6)
2,275
(0.6)
0
(0)
2,716
(1.0)
251
(4.1)
33,592
(1.6)
TOTAL
(row %)
1,081,187
(50.3)
383,851
(17.9)
414,610
(19.3)
261,652
(12.2)
6,084
(0.3)
2,147,384
(100)

NOTE: Entire file contained 2,147,398, but 11 Navy and three Air Force personnel had missing pay grade.

SOURCE: Defense Manpower Data Center.

NOTE: Entire file contained 2,147,398, but 11 Navy and three Air Force personnel had missing pay grade.
SOURCE: Defense Manpower Data Center.

Sex

Of the military personnel serving in OEF and/or OIF through 2010, about 88% were men and about 12% women (Table 3.3); the proportion of women deployed (across all components) ranged from about 3% in the Marine Corps to over 17% in the Air Force. By pay grade, the proportion of women among those deployed ranged from about 8% of the warrant officers to about 16% of the junior officers (O1–O3). The proportion of women deployed by branch and pay



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