The percentage of Army recruiters who are women, according to Maj. Gen. Kevin Vereen, commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, in an article in Task & Purpose -- Less than a quarter of Army recruiters are women. Here’s why that’s a problem.
Having women serve as recruiters is “absolutely critical,” he said, but part of the reason for the low numbers is due to how many women are across the Army — and how few of them are available to be recruiters.
“Before we can place women noncommissioned officers in recruiting, we’ve got to have the population,” Vereen said.
The percentage of female recruiters falls in line with the overall percentage of women in the Army. Women accounted for roughly 15% of soldiers in 2021, according to a Defense Department fact sheet. That is around the same percentage as was reported for fiscal year 2018 by the Government Accountability Office, which found women made up 15.1% of the Army.