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MILITARY DEMOGRAPHICS

SNAPSHOT OF THE AIR FORCE

320,923 Active Duty

62,688 Officers

258,235 Enlisted

 

The Air Force has 12,363 pilots, 3,256 navigators and 1,317 air battle managers in the grade of lieutenant colonel and below. The Air Force has 25,484 non-rated line officers in the grade of lieutenant colonel and below.

 

AGE

35 average age of the officer force

28 average age for enlisted force

39% are below the age of 26

45% of enlisted are below 26

13% of officers are below 26

 

GENDER
Women first entered pilot training in 1976, navigator training in 1977 and fighter pilot training in 1993.

20.1% women

21.0% of the officers are women and

19.8% of enlisted corps are women

58% of the female officers are line officers; 42% are non-line

85% of the male officers are line officers; 15% are non-line

64,367 total population of women

735 female pilots; 319 navigators; 226 air battle managers

 

RACE
The following percentages, which are self-reported, cover Air Force military members' racial information.

72% White

14% Black or African American

3.9% Asian

0.7% American Indian / Native Alaskan

1.1% Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander

4.2% identified more than one race

4.0% 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.

14.3% Hispanic or Latino

81.4% Not Hispanic or Latino

4.2% Declined to respond

 

MARITAL STATUS

55% married, which is 69% of the officers and 52% of enlisted

28,366 active duty members married to another active duty member

1,634 married to members of other military services

141,626 active duty members married to other (non-military)

144 active duty members married to Reserve/Guard other service

4,536 active duty married to USAFR/ANG

144,617 active duty members are not married

 

FAMILY MEMBERS

387,812 family members are supported by active duty personnel

256,045 family members reside in an Airman's household

20.1% of the current force is assigned overseas (including Alaska and Hawaii), which includes

9,087 officers and 55,2564enlisted personnel

 

TOTAL ACTIVE FEDERAL MILITARY SERVICE

10 years for Officers

8 years for Enlisted

 

OFFICER ACADEMIC EDUCATION

57.0% of officers have advanced or professional degrees

44.6% have master's degrees

10.3% have professional degrees

2.0% have doctorate degrees

 

COMPANY GRADE OFFICERS

29.2% of company grade officers have advanced degrees

21.7% have master's degrees

7.0% have professional degrees

0.5% have doctorate degrees

 

FIELD GRADE OFFICERS

91.7 of field grade officers have advanced degrees

74.1% have master's degrees

13.9% have professional degrees

3.8% have doctorate degrees

 

ENLISTED ACADEMIC EDUCATION

58.8% completed some college

24.9% have associate's degrees

8.8% have bachelor's degrees

1.8% have master's degree

0.020% have professional degrees

 

AIRMAN TIER

82.20% have some college

3.956% have associate's degrees

1.960% have bachelor's degrees

0.096% have master's degree

0.005% have professional degrees

 

NCO TIER

47.63% some college

41.443% have associate's degrees

9.651% have bachelor's degrees

1.078% have master's degree

0.010% have professional degrees

 

SENIOR NCO TIER

6.28% some college

51.279% have associate's degrees

31.625% have bachelor's degrees

10.709% have master's degrees

0.109% have professional degrees

 

OFFICER DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION

59.88% of officers have completed one or more developmental education courses either in residence or by correspondence

7,2376have completed at least one senior developmental course

12,289 have completed an intermediate course

17,870 have completed basic developmental course

 

SOURCE OF COMMISSION

41.1% through Reserve Officer Training Corps

23.0% through the Air Force Academy

19.1% through Officer Training School

16.8% through other sources (direct appointment, etc.)

 

These statistics are from the current inventory and do not include the Guard, Reserve or Air Force Academy (approx. 4,000 cadets).

 

(Current as of June 30, 2018)

CIVILIAN DEMOGRAPHICS

EMPLOYEE TYPE

140,155 U.S. Citizen/Permanent/Full-Time (USPFT) Employees

 

TYPE OF WORK

21.8% Professional

39.2% Administrative

11.7% Technical

2.9% Clerical

2.8% Other

21.6% Blue Collar

 

AIR RESERVE TECHNICIANS

8,988 Air Force Reserve Technicians

 

AGE

Average Age: 48

 

LENGTH OF SERVICE

Average Years of Service: 14.5

 

RETIREMENT ELIGIBILITY

20.6% become eligible in over 20 years

27.6% become eligible in 11-20 years

18.6% become eligible in 6-10 years

18.7% become eligible in 1-5 years

11.1% became eligible 0-5 years ago

2.9% became eligible over 5 years ago

0.3% Unknown

 

GENDER

28.8% Female

71.2% Male

 

ETHNICITY

8.2% Hispanic or Latino

92.9% Not Hispanic/Latino

 

RACE

1.2% American Indian or Alaska Native

3.6% Asian

13.4% Black or African American

0.6% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

74.4% White

2.6% two or more races

4.3% none reported

 

OVERSEAS

3.5% Overseas

96.5% CONUS

 

MILITARY SERVICE

5.5% Retired Officer

21.2% Retired Enlisted

31.1% Some Military Service (Not Retired)

42.2% No Military Service

 

EDUCATION (WHITE COLLAR)

0.2% Unknown Education Level

< .1% < H.S. / GED

20.6% H.S. / GED

16.1% AA/Some College

28.7% BA

31.4% MA

2.9% PhD/Professional Degree

 

EDUCATION (BLUE COLLAR)

0.3% Unknown Education Level

0.4% < H.S. / GED

70.8% H.S. / GED

21.6% AA/Some College

5.9% BA

0.8% MA

< .1% PhD/Professional Degree

 

DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION (SUMMARY)

9,375 Completed one or more PME schools

 

DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION (DETAIL)

2,957 Completed Senior Service School

5,430 Completed Intermediate Service School

5,256 Completed Squadron Officer School

 

EXECUTIVE-LEVEL TRAINING (SUMMARY)

160 Completed Executive-Level Training

 

EXECUTIVE-LEVEL TRAINING (DETAIL)

15 Completed Congressional Fellowship Program

143 Completed Executive and Senior Exec Leadership

3 Completed Public Administration Graduate School

 

(Current as of June 30, 2018) 

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