Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

By the Numbers: 23 Oct. 2017

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Nearly 40%

The percentage of DoD senior enlisted personnel who are nonwhite, according to a recently updated report from the Congressional Research Service -- Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity in the Armed Services: Background and Issues for Congress. The report indicates that the enlisted population as a whole is " more racially diverse than the U.S. resident population." Roughly one third of the total enlisted population is nonwhite. 

By the Numbers: 2 October 2017

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The percentage of active duty Service men and women who reported experiencing a sexual assault in 2016 who said that the assault happened at a "military location," according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service, Military Sexual Assault: A Framework for Congressional Oversight. Additionally, 12% of women and 18% of men said the assault occurred "while at an official military function."

By the Numbers: 18 September 2017

3 million

The number of calls received by the VA's Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255) since its launch in 2007, according to a Military Times article announcing the opening of a third call center for the service on the campus of the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System in Topeka.  The other two call centers, which operate around the clock with about 500 staffers, are in New York and Georgia.