By the Numbers: 1 June 2020

By the Numbers: 1 June 2020


The percentage by which women are more likely to separate from the armed forces than men, according to a recent study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). In addition, the GAO found that:
  • The proportion of women in the military went up from 15.1% to 16.5%
  • Attrition rates for female enlisted and commissioned officers were higher than for males, but this gap has narrowed
  • Promotion rates for enlisted were slightly lower for women than men, but officer promotion rates were higher for women
  • DOD doesn’t have guidance or plans for its efforts to recruit and retain women

By the Numbers: 1 June 2020 | Center for Deployment Psychology


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