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Active Duty Servicewomen by Branch of Service 2006 and 2010

As of September 30, 2010, women in the military (not including the Coast Guard) made up almost 15% of the total active force. The Air Force has the highest percentage of women and the Marine Corps the lowest. The Army has the highest percentage of African-American women; the Marine Corps has the highest percentage of women of Hispanic origin.

Service and rank1 Number of
women, 2006
Women as a
percentage of
total personnel, 2006
Number of
women, 2010
Women as a
percentage of
total personnel, 2010
Total DOD forces2 201,575 14.6% 203,695 14.4%
 Enlisted 165,231 14.5 166,729 14.1
 Officers 34,045 15.2 36,966 15.7
 Army 70,918 13.7 75,501 n.a.
 Enlisted 57,825 13.4 60,411 12.9
 Officers 12,459 14.7 15,096 16.9
 Navy 50,904 15.0 51,385 n.a.
 Enlisted 42,400 15.0 43,153 16.0
 Officers 7,649 14.8 8,232 15.6
 Marine Corps 11,150 6.0 13,493 n.a.
 Enlisted 10,049 6.1 12,218 6.7
 Officers 1,101 5.6 1,275 6.0
 Air Force 68,600 20.3 63,310 n.a.
 Enlisted 54,957 20.7 50,947 19.3
 Officers 12,836 18.9 12,363 18.7
1. Officers include warrant officers.
2. Defense Department (DOD) forces do not include Coast Guard.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Manpower Data Center, unpublished data, September 30, 2006 and DOD Demographics 2010: Profile of the Military Community.

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