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The following Air Force active-duty and civilian demographics infomration is current as of June 30, 2014.
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Military Demographics

The following Air Force active duty demographics information is current as of June 30, 2014. These statistics are from the current inventory and does not include the Guard, Reserve or Air Force Academy (approximately 4,000 cadets).

Snapshot of the Air Force
  • 324,820 Active Duty
  • 64,934 Officers
  • 259,886 Enlisted
The Air Force has 13,811 pilots, 3,606 navigators and 1,546 air battle managers in the grade of lieutenant colonel and below. The Air Force has 25,607 nonrated line officers in the grade of lieutenant colonel and below.

Age
  • 35 average age of the officer force
  • 29 average age for enlisted force
  • 37% are below the age of 26
  • 42% of enlisted are below 26
  • 14% of officers are below 26
Gender

Women first entered pilot training in 1976, navigator training in 1977 and fighter pilot training in 1993.
  • 18.9% women
  • 19.9% of the officers are women
  • 18.6% of enlisted corps are women
  • 55% of the female officers are line officers; 45% are nonline
  • 85% of the male officers are line officers; 15% are nonline
  • 61,394 total population of women
  • 720 female pilots; 276 navigators; 230 air battle managers
Race

The following percentages, which are self-reported, cover Air Force military members' racial information.
  • 73% White
  • 14% Black or African American
  • 3.2% Asian
  • 0.6% American Indian / Native Alaskan
  • 1.1% Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander
  • 3.3% Identified more than one race
  • 4.7% Declined to respond
Ethnicity

"Hispanic or Latino" is considered an ethnic, not a racial, category that is registered separately and in addition to the above racial categories.
  • 12.8% Hispanic or Latino
  • 83.5% Not Hispanic or Latino
  • 3.8% Declined to respond
Marital Status
  • 58% married, which is 71% of the officers and 55% of enlisted
  • 30,020 active duty members married to another active duty member
  • 1,405 married to members of other military services
  • 152,383 active duty members married to other (non military)
  • 136 active duty members married to reserve/guard other service
  • 5,799 active duty married to Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard
  • 135,077 active duty members are not married
Family Members
  • 433,562 family members are supported by active duty personnel
  • 343,930 family members reside in an Airman's household
  • 20.6% of the current force is assigned overseas (including Alaska and Hawaii), which includes 9,450 officers and 57,600 enlisted personnel
Total active federal military service
 
  • 11 years is the average total active federal military service
  • 8 years for enlisted Airmen
Officer Academic Education
  • 61.5% of officers have advanced or professional degrees
  • 49.7% have master's degrees
  • 10.1% have professional degrees
  • 1.7% have doctorate degrees
Company Grade Officers
  • 36.5% of company grade officers have advanced degrees
  • 28.8% have master's degrees
  • 7.3% have professional degrees
  • 0.4% have doctorate degrees
Field Grade Officers
  • 92.7% of field grade officers have advanced degrees
  • 76.4% have master's degrees
  • 12.9% have professional degrees
  • 3.4% have doctorate degrees
Enlisted Academic Education
  • 63.2% completed some college
  • 22.9% have associate's degrees
  • 7.5% have bachelor's degrees
  • 1.5% have master's degree
  • 0.017% have professional degrees
Airmen Tier
  • 81.86% have some college
  • 4.512% have associate's degrees
  • 2.896% have bachelor's degrees
  • 0.104% have master's degree
  • 0.002% have professional degrees
NCO Tier
  • 58.21% some college
  • 33.646% have associate's degrees
  • 7.131% have bachelor's degrees
  • 0.926% have master's degree
  • 0.011% have professional degrees
Senior NCO Tier
  • 14.33% some college
  • 52.805% have associate's degrees
  • 24.961% have bachelor's degrees
  • 7.811% have master's degrees
  • 0.088% have professional degrees
Officer Developmental Education
  • 72.84% of officers have completed one or more developmental education courses either in residence or by correspondence
  • 9,665 have completed at least one senior developmental course
  • 14,253 have completed an intermediate course
  • 23,378 have completed basic developmental course
Source of commission
  • 42.1% commissioned through Reserve Officer Training Corps
  • 23.2% commissioned through the Air Force Academy
  • 17.2% commissioned through Officer Training School
  • 17.5% commissioned through other sources (direct appointment, etc.)
tabAir Force Civilian Demographics 
Civilian Employee Demographics

Employee Type
  • 137,707 U.S. Citizen Full-Time Employees
  • 3,260 U.S. Citizen Temp or Term Employees
  • 815 U.S. Citizen Part Time, Intermittent Employees
  • 1,930 LWOP > 30 days, Furlough, or Suspended Employees
  • 22,892 Non-Appropriated Funds Employees
  • 12,458 Local Nationals
Type of Work
  • 20.6% Professional
  • 38.3% Administrative
  • 12.5% Technical
  • 4% Clerical
  • 2.9% Other
  • 21.7% Blue Collar
Air Reserve Technicians
  • 9,860 Air Force Reserve Technicians
Age
  • Average Age: 47.9
Length of Service
  • Average Years of Service: 14.8
Retirement Eligibility (USPFT)
  • 19.5% Become eligible in over 20 years
  • 29.2% Become eligible in 11-20 years
  • 19.8% Become eligible in 6-10 years
  • 19% Become eligible in 1-5 years
  • 10% Became eligible 0-5 years ago
  • 2.5% Became eligible over 5 years ago
Gender
  • 29.6% Female
  • 70.4% Male
Ethnicity
  • 7.2% Hispanic or Latino
  • 92.8% Not Hispanic/Latino
Race
  • 1.1% American Indian or Alaska Native
  • 3.3% Asian
  • 13% Black or African American
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • 75.4% White
  • 1.7% Two or more races
  • 5.1% None reported
Overseas
  • 3.7% Overseas
  • 96.3% CONUS
Military Service
  • 5.5% Retired Officer
  • 21.1% Retired Enlisted
  • < .1% Retired Warrant Officer
  • 30.8% Some Military Service (Not Retired)
  • 42.6% No Military Service
Education (White Collar)
  • 0.2% Unknown Education Level
  • 0.1% < H.S./GED
  • 23.5% H.S./GED
  • 18.1% AA/Some College
  • 28.5% Bachelor's Degree
  • 27.3% Master's Degree
  • 2.4% PhD/Professional Degree
Education (Blue Collar)
  • 0.4% Unknown Education Level
  • 0.6% < H.S./GED
  • 71% H.S./GED
  • 22.7% AA/Some College
  • 4.8% Bachelor's Degree
  • 0.5% Master's Degree
  • < .1% PhD/Professional Degree
Developmental Education (Summary)
  • 9,402 Completed one or more PME schools
Developmental Education (Detail)
  • 3,039 Completed Senior Service School
  • 5,255 Completed Intermediate Service School
  • 5,444 Completed Squadron Officer School
Executive-Level Training (Summary)
  • 265 Completed Executive-Level Training
Executive-Level Training (Detail)
  • 21 Completed Congressional Fellowship Program
  • 233 Completed Executive and Senior Exec Leadership
  • 13 Completed Public Administration Graduate School
  • 4 Completed Management Graduate School

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