The following Air Force active duty demographics information does not include the Guard, Reserve or Air Force Academy (approximately 4,000 cadets).
Snapshot of the Air Force
308,606 Active Duty
The Air Force has 12,802 pilots, 3,364 navigators and 1,419 air battle managers in the grade of lieutenant colonel and below. The Air Force has 23,804 non-rated line officers in the grade of lieutenant colonel and below.
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
13% of officers are below 26
Women first entered pilot training in 1976, navigator training in 1977 and fighter pilot training in 1993.
20.3% of the officers are women
18.9% of enlisted corps are women
55% of the female officers are line officers; 45% are non-line
84% of the male officers are line officers; 16% are non-line