Pew Research Reports on Changing Demographics in U.S. Military
May 2, 2017: A recent report from Pew research provides statistics reflecting changes in the makeup of the U.S. military. In regard to gender: overall, 15% of DOD active-duty military personnel are women, up from 11% in 1990. In 2015, 17% of active-duty officers were female – up from their share of 12% in 1990. And 15% of enlisted personnel were female in 2015, up from 11% in 1990. See full story: 6 Facts about the U.S. Military and its Changing Demographics (www.pewresearch.org)
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