Rank of the Armed Forces among professions regarding the number of days per year spent drinking, according to a study by Delphi Behavioral Health Group -- Drinking Habits by Industry. The study, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Heath Interview Survey, reports that members of the Armed Forces consumed alcohol on 130 days of the year, 39 days above the consumption of an average person in the U.S, which is 91 days.
The Armed Forces also leads all other professions regarding days of binge drinking, at 41. According to the study, "Those in the Armed Forces binge drank on 34% of the days they drank alcohol." Overall, however, Armed Forces members consumed fewer drinks during the year (282), ranking third, behind those employed in construction (323) and mining (299).