Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

By the Numbers: 1 February 2021


The percentage of "COVID-19 cases diagnosed in active-duty military personnel through the end of fiscal 2020" that were concentrated in four military occupation fields -- repair, engineering, communications, and intelligence -- according to a recent article in Military Times reporting on an article in the December 2020 issue of the Defense Health Agency's Medical Surveillance Monthly Report.

By the Numbers: 25 January 2021


The percentage of "recruits who exceeded the weight-for-height standards but subsequently entered the military because they passed the standards later or received a waiver" who "left the military before completing their first term of enlistment but after the expenditure of training costs," according to a recent Congressional Research Service "In Focus" report -- Obesity in the United States and Effects on Military Recruiting.

By the Numbers: 11 January 2021


The percentage of "young Americans between the ages of 17 and 24" who are "currently ineligible for military service, primarily because they are too poorly educated, too overweight, or have a history of crime or substance abuse," according to a letter sent in mid-December to Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller from Mission: Readiness, " a nonpartisan organization of nearly 800 retired admirals and generals."