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Women in the U.S. Military: Selected Data

Statistics on women in the U.S. military from fiscal year 1992. Compiled by the Defense Manpower Data Center of the Department of Defense

Enlisted Personnel by Sex and Minority Status

U.S. Army/FY 1992
  Women Men
Black 48.7% 29.1%
Spanish 3.5% 4.9%
White 42.6% 60.8%
Other Minority 5.2% 5.2%
     
     
U.S. Navy/FY 1992
  Women Men
Black 26.8% 16.7%
Spanish 8.3% 6.8%
White 61.2% 70.4%
Other Minority 3.7% 6.1%
     
     
U.S. Marine Corps/FY 1992
  Women Men
Black 28.5% 118.5%
Spanish 8.4% 7.9%
White 58.6% 70.3%
Other Minority 4.5% 3.3%
     
     
U.S. Air Force/FY 1992
  Women Men
Black 23.7% 15.9%
Spanish 3.5% 3.8%
White 69.3% 77.0%
Other Minority 3.5% 3.3%
 

Department of Defense Personnel by Sex and Minority Status, Fiscal Year 2002

 
Enlisted
  Women Men
  (N = 172,201) (N = 1,347,581)
Black 33.7% 20.9%
Hispanic 5.1% 5.6%
White 57.1% 68.7%
Other Minority 1.4% 4.8%
     
 
Officers
  Women Men
  (N = 33,370) (N = 240,207)
Black 13.3% 6.5%
Hispanic 2.4% 2.3%
White 79.7% 87.8%
 

Occupational Distribution of U.S. Military Personnel, Department of Defense, FY 1992

Enlisted Personnel
(percent in group)

  Women Men
Occupational Group    
Inf. Gun & Sea 4.9 19.2
Elec. Equip. Repair 6.0 11.4
Comm. & Intell. 11.6 10.2
Health Care 16.0 5.6
Technical Support 2.5 2.5
Support & Admin. 36.7 14.3
Power/Mech. Equip. 9.1 23.1
Crafts 2.5 4.7
Service & Supply 10.8 9.0
     
Officers
(percent in group)
  Women Men
Occupational Group    
General Off. & Exec. 0.1 0.7
Tactical Operations 7.6 47.3
Intelligence 5.8 4.8
Engineer & Maint. 10.0 14.2
Scient. & Profess. 4.2 4.8
Health Care 45.7 13.1
Administration & Gen. 17.6 6.0
Supply & Logistics 9.0 9.0
 

Officer Occupation Categories

  • General Officer & Executive
    • General and Flag Officer
    • Executive Officer
  • Tactical Operations
    • Fixed Wing Fighter & Bomber Pilot
    • Other Fixed Wing Pilot
    • Helicopter Pilot
    • Aircraft Crew
    • Ground and Naval Arms
    • Missile
    • Operations Staff
  • Intelligence
    • Intelligence, General
    • Communications Intelligence
    • Counterintelligence
  • Engineering & Maintenance
    • Construction and Utilities
    • Electrical/Electronics
    • Communications and Radar
    • Aviation Maintenance
    • Ordinance
    • Missile Maintenance
    • Ship Construction and Maintenance
    • Ship Machinery
    • Safety
    • Chemical
    • Automotive
    • Surveying and Mapping
  • Scientific and Professional
    • Physical Science
    • Meteorology
    • Biological Science
    • Social Science
    • Psychology
    • Law
    • Chaplain
    • Social Work
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Education
    • Research and Development
    • Community Activities
  • Health Care
    • Physician
    • Dentist
    • General Nurse
    • Nursing Specialist
    • Veterinarian
    • Allied Medical Support
  • Administrative
    • Administration, General
    • Training Administration
    • Manpower and Personnel
    • Comptroller/Fiscal Management
    • Data Processing
    • Pictorial (Photo, Motion Picture, TV)
    • Information (Public and Internal)
    • Police (Law Enforcement and Security)
    • Inspection (General and Technical)
    • Medical Administration
    • Morale and Welfare
  • Supply & Logistics
    • Logistics, General
    • Supply
    • Transportation
    • Procurement and Production
    • Food Service
    • Exchange and Commissary  

Enlisted Occupation Categories

  • Infantry, Gun Crew & Seamanship
    • Infantry
    • Armor & Amphibian
    • Combat Engineer
    • Artillery/Gunnery, Rocket/Missile
    • Air Crew
    • Seaman
    • Installation Security
  • Electronic Equipment Repair
    • Radio/Repair
    • Fire Contorl Electronic System
    • Missile Guidance, Control & Checkout
    • Sonar Equipment
    • Nuclear Weapons Equipment
    • Computers
    • Teletype & Cryptographic Equipment
    • Other Electronic Equipment
  • Communications & Intelligence
    • Radio & Radio Code
    • Sonar
    • Radio & Air Traffic Control
    • Signal Intelligence/Electronic Warfare
    • Intelligence
    • Combat Operation Control
    • Communications Center Operations
  • Health Care
    • Medical Care
    • Technical Medical Service
    • Related Medical Services
    • Dental Care
  • Technical Skills
    • Photography
    • Mapping, Surveying, Drafting, & Illustrating
    • Meteorology
    • Ordinance Disposal and Diving
    • Musician
    • Technical Specialist, General
  • Support & Administration
    • Personnel
    • Administration
    • Clerical
    • Data Processing
    • Accounting, Finance & Disbursing
    • Functional Support, General
    • Morale & Welfare
    • Information & Education
  • Power/Mechanical Equipment Repair
    • Aircraft
    • Automotive
    • Wire Communication
    • Missile Mechanical & Electric
    • Armament & Munitions
    • Shipboard Propulsion
    • Power Generating Equipment
    • Precision Equipment
    • Other Mechanical & Electrical Equipment
  • Crafts
    • Metallurgy
    • Construction
    • Utilities
    • Lithography
    • Industrial Gas & Fuel Production
    • Fabric, Leather & Rubber
    • Other Craftsmen
  • Service & Supply
    • Food Service
    • Motor Transport
    • Material Receipt, Storage & Issue
    • Law Enforcement
    • Personnel Service
    • Auxiliary Labor
    • Forward Area Equipment Support


Source: Defense Manpower Data Center, Department of Defense

Last modified 2005-01-20 10:56 AM

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