ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, CNA announced that the 39(th) annual Population Representation in the Military Services Fiscal Year 2011 report is now available at http://prhome.defense.gov/RFM/MPP/ACCESSION%20POLICY/PopRep2011/. This report, sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness and prepared by CNA, presents detailed information on the demographic, educational, and aptitude characteristics of the U.S. military force.
This summary report highlights recent and historical personnel trends in the DoD services (the Army, the Air Force, the Marine Corps, and the Navy) and the U.S. Coast Guard (part of the Department of Homeland Security). It examines both the active and reserve components in all services. It describes demographic characteristics of applicants, accessions, enlisted personnel, and officers, and includes information on the socioeconomic characteristics of the neighborhoods of FY11 accessions.
"Our analysts use CNA's extensive military manpower database to inform the PopRep report each year to inform policymakers, researchers, and the public," said Dr. Paul E. Speer, president of CNA's Center for Naval Analyses. "One of the interesting facts about 2011 is that the Services experienced the highest quality of recruits--in terms of educational backgrounds and ability test scores--than any year since the All-Volunteer Force began in 1973."
The report's detailed technical appendices provide data on the demographic, educational, and aptitude characteristics of applicants, new recruits, enlisted personnel, and officers of the active and reserve components, as well as time-series information on selected characteristics in approximately 150 tables.
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