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Population Representation in the Military ServicesFY 2014

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Technical Report

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Center for Naval Analyses Arlington United States

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CNA Corporations Resource Analysis Division produces the Population Representation in the Military Services also known as Pop Rep report for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. This report, mandated by the Senate Committee on Armed Services in May 1974 and produced every year since, describes the characteristics of U.S. military personnel in order to provide policymakers, the media, and the general public with comprehensive, reliable, and consistent data tabulations on military personnel. The report highlights current year and historical personnel trends in the Department of Defense services Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force and the U.S. Coast Guard. It describes demographic characteristics of applicants, accessions, enlisted personnel, and officers and includes information on the socioeconomic characteristics of those accessed into the military. Except where otherwise noted, data are provided by the Defense Manpower Data Center.

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