* According to IOM (1995), approximately 75% of minority women in the military identify themselves as African American, 12.5% as Hispanic, 6.25% as Asian-American/Pacific Island, and 3.75% as Native American or other. These breakdowns were not available for individual branches of service.
† Warrant officers are a group of enlisted personnel who hold positions requiring highly specialized technical skills, but who are not commissioned officers. The Air Force does not have personnel classified as warrant officers. The Army, Navy, and Marine Corps are eliminating this category of jobs.
SOURCE: Defense Manpower Data Center (Rosslyn, Va., 1996).