Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

By the Numbers - Apr. 10, 2017

$100,000 - $110,000

The amount spent each year by the Department of Defense (DOD) "to compensate the average active duty servicemember (including) cash, benefits, and contributions to retirement programs," according to a recent Congressional Research Service report -- Military Pay: Key Questions and Answers. Although, as the report points out, "some estimates of compensation costs are higher."

By the Numbers - Mar. 20, 2017


The number of "unique individuals (who) served at least 1 day in the active component" from from October 1, 2001 through October 1, 2016, according to an article in the January 2017 issue of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch's Medical Surveillance Monthly Report -- Selected demographic and service characteristics of the U.S. Armed Forces, active and reserve components, 2001, 2009, and 2016.