TABLE 1-1 Number of Women Serving on Active Duty in the Department of Defense (DoD) as of September 30, 1996

Branch of Service

Enlisted

Warrant Officer

Commissioned Officer

DoD (total)

Army

58,069

661

9,865

68,595

Air Force

52,128

0*

12,047

64,175

Navy

43,240

121

7,748

51,109

Marine Corps

7,821

125

625

8,571

DoD (total)

161,258

907

30,285

192,450

NOTE: Enlisted, pay grades E1 to E9; warrant officer, pay grades W1 to W5; commissioned officer, pay grades O1 to O11.

* The Air Force does not have personnel classified as warrant officers.

SOURCE: Defense Manpower Data Center (Rosslyn, Va., 1996).

TABLE 1-2 Percentage of Women in the U.S. Armed Forces by Rank and Age as of September 30, 1996

Rank

Age (years)

Number

Percentage

Enlisted

Unknown

22

0.01

 

17–25

87,859

54.48

 

26–40

67,350

41.77

 

41–65

6,027

3.74

 

Total

161,258

100.0

Warrant officers*

Unknown

0

0

 

17–25

21

2.32

 

26–40

706

77.84

 

41–65

180

19.85

 

Total

907

100.0

Commissioned officers

Unknown

76

0.25

 

17–25

4,843

15.99

 

26–40

19,726

65.13

 

41–54

5,640

18.62

 

Total

30,285

100.0

* The Air Force does not have personnel classified as warrant officers.

SOURCE: Defense Manpower Data Center (Rosslyn, Va., 1996).



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