A B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron flies over the Arctic Sea, March 16. Airman 1st Class Zachary Wright
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2022 USAF & USSF Almanac: DOD Personnel

July 1, 2022

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DOD TOTAL FORCE END STRENGTH

(In thousands, as of Sept. 30, 2021)

Fiscal Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Active-Duty Military Enacted  Requested
USAF 317 323 326 328 330 328 323 323
Army 475 476 476 484 481 487 476 473
Marine Corps 184 185 186 186 181 180 177 177
Navy 325 324 330 337 342 348 348 346
USSF * 7 8 9**
Full-time Guard and Reserve 76 75 79 83 87 90 93 n/a
Total 1,378 1,382 1,397 1,422 1,421 1,439 1,425 n/a
                 
Selected Reserve
Air National Guard 106 106 107 107 107 109 108 108
AFRC 69 69 69 69 69 71 70 70
Army National Guard 342 344 335 336 336 338 336 336
Army Reserve 198 194 189 191 189 184 190 190
Marine Corps Reserve 38 39 38 38 36 35 32 33
Navy Reserve 58 58 59 60 59 58 59 58
Total 812 810 797 801 796 794 795 795
                 
Appropriated-Fund Civilian Full-time Equivalents
DAF 167 167 170 172 170 173 175 176
Army 195 191 189 190 251 250 186 187
Navy/Marine Corps 204 206 209 218 220 205 212 214
Defense Agencies 189 191 193 216 114 114 213 214
Total 755 756 761 796 755 762 785 791

DOD MILITARY DEMOGRAPHICS BY SERVICE

An Airman with the 354th Air Expeditionary Wing marshals an F-35A at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 4. Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais

DOD

Total 1,333,822  
Highest Educational Achievement   %
No High School Diploma or GED 1,454 0.1
High School Diploma/GED or Some College 891,790 66.9
Associate Degree 115,877 8.7
Bachelor’s Degree 190,664 14.3
Advanced Degree 109,331 8.2
Unknown 24,706 1.9
Ethnicity    
Hispanic or Latino 230,029 17.2
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,103,793 82.8
Marital Status  
Divorced 63,487 4.8
Married 665,764 49.9
Never Married 602,452 45.2
Other*** 2,119 0.2
Race  
American Indian or Alaska Native 14,366 1.1
Asian 63,888 4.8
Black or African American 229,970 17.2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 15,507 1.2
Multi-racial**** 39,702 3.0
White 918,408 68.9
Other/Unknown 51,981 3.9
Sex  
Female 229,933  
Male 1,103,889  

DAF

Total 329,614  
Highest Educational Achievement   %
No High School Diploma or GED 58 0.0
High School Diploma/GED or Some College 170,743 51.8
Associate Degree 61,063 18.5
Bachelor’s Degree 51,617 15.7
Advanced Degree 39,738 12.1
Unknown 6,395 1.9
Ethnicity    
Hispanic or Latino 51,231 15.5
Not Hispanic or Latino 278,383 84.5
Marital Status    
Divorced 19,482 5.9
Married 177,339 53.8
Never Married 132,568 40.2
Other*** 225 0.1
Race 329,614  
American Indian or Alaska Native 2,381 0.7
Asian 14,029 4.3
Black or African American 49,038 14.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3,965 1.2
Multi-racial**** 14,843 4.5
White 233,845 70.9
Other/Unknown 11,513 3.5
Sex 329,614  
Female 69,564  
Male 260,050  

ARMY

Total 481,254  
Highest Educational Achievement   %
No High School Diploma or GED 606 0.1
High School Diploma/GED or Some College 330,710 68.7
Associate Degree 27,631 5.7
Bachelor’s Degree 78,655 16.3
Advanced Degree 41,526 8.6
Unknown 2,126 0.4
Ethnicity    
Hispanic or Latino 80,116 16.6
Not Hispanic or Latino 401,138 83.4
Marital Status    
Divorced 24,244 5.0
Married 249,520 51.8
Never Married 206,922 43.0
Other*** 568 0.1
Race 481,254  
American Indian or Alaska Native 3,550 0.7
Asian 24,178 5.0
Black or African American 102,308 21.3
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5,580 1.2
Multi-racial**** n/a n/a
White 326,810 67.9
Other/Unknown 18,828 3.9
Sex 481,254  
Female 74,592  
Male 406,662  

MARINE CORPS

Total 180,958  
Highest Educational Achievement   %
No High School Diploma or GED 29 0.0
High School Diploma/GED or Some College 153,043 84.6
Associate Degree 4,025 2.2
Bachelor’s Degree 18,223 10.1
Advanced Degree 4,809 2.7
Unknown 829 0.5
Ethnicity    
Hispanic or Latino 42,553 23.5
Not Hispanic or Latino 138,405 76.5
Marital Status  
Divorced 5,475 3
Married 72,646 40.1
Never Married 102,745 56.8
Other*** 92 0.1
Race  
American Indian or Alaska Native 1,886 1.0
Asian 5,783 3.2
Black or African American 18,696 10.3
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1,949 1.1
Multi-racial**** 2,359 1.3
White 144,465 79.8
Other/Unknown 5,820 3.2
Sex  
Female 16,148  
Male 164,810  

NAVY

Total 341,996  
Highest Educational Achievement   %
No High School Diploma or GED 761 0.2
High School Diploma/GED or Some College 237,294 69.4
Associate Degree 23,158 6.8
Bachelor’s Degree 42,169 12.3
Advanced Degree 23,258 6.8
Unknown 15,356 4.5
Ethnicity    
Hispanic or Latino 56,129 16.4
Not Hispanic or Latino 285,867 83.6
Marital Status  
Divorced 14,286 5.0
Married 166,259 48.6
Never Married 160,217 46.8
Other*** 1,234 0.1
Race  
American Indian or Alaska Native 6,549 1.9
Asian 19,898 5.8
Black or African American 59,928 17.5
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4,013 1.2
Multi-racial**** 22,500 6.6
White 213,288 62.4
Other/Unknown 15,820 4.6
Sex  
Female 69,629  
Male 272,367  
*DOD numbers combine both Active and Reserve; the others are Active duty only.
**85 members had joined the Space Force as of Sept. 30, 2020.
***Includes annulled, widowed, and unknown.
****Army and Army Reserve do not report “Multi-racial.”
Source: 2020 Demographics Profile of the Military Community

DOD ACTIVE DUTY BY ENLISTED/OFFICER AND SEX

U.S. Space Force 2nd Lt. Taylor Schoephoerster, left, 1st Range Operations Squadron trainee, reviews checklists with Capt. Michael Brooks, 1st ROPS sea surveillance officer, in support of the Inspiration4 launch inside the Morrell Operations Center at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla. Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman/USSF

(As of Sept. 30, 2021)

DOD % DAF %
Cadet/Midshipman 13,040   4,103  
Female 3,538 27.1 1,182 28.8
Male 9,502 72.9 2,921 71.2
Enlisted 1,099,378   265,658  
Female 186,357 17.0 55,644 20.9
Male 913,021 83.0 210,014 79.1
Officer 236,061   64,873  
Female 45,331 19.2 14,671 22.6
Male 190,730 80.8 50,202 77.4
Total Active Duty 1,348,479   334,634  
Army % Marine Corps Navy %
Cadet/Midshipman 4,483   n/a   4,454  
Female 1,071 23.9 n/a n/a 1,285 28.9
Male 3,412 76.1 n/a n/a 3,169 71.1
Enlisted 388,564   157,977   287,179  
Female 57,585 14.8 14,320 9.1 58,808 20.5
Male 330,979 85.2 143,657 90.9 228,371 79.5
Officer 93,443   21,701   56,044  
Female 17,235 18.4 1,981 9.1 11,444 20.4
Male 76,208 81.6 19,720 90.9 44,600 79.6
Total Active Duty 483,078   179,678   347,677  
Sources: Defense Manpower Data Center, Active-duty Military Personnel by Rank/Grade and Service; and Table of Active-duty Females by Rank/Grade and Service

DOD MILITARY DEMOGRAPHICS BY SERVICE

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