ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, CNA announced that the 37th annual Population Representation in the Military Services Fiscal Year 2009 report is now available at http://prhome.defense.gov/MPP/ACCESSION%20POLICY/PopRep2009/. 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.
"CNA has leveraged its expertise with military manpower data to create a report that will inform policymakers, researchers, and the public for years to come," Dr. Paul E. Speer, president of CNA's Center for Naval Analyses, noted. "This year, there is also a special focus section on the 2009 economic recession and its effect on DoD personnel trends, describing the relationship between labor market conditions and enlisted accession quality."
The report's executive summary highlights five areas in the U.S. military services and the Coast Guard:
- Endstrength, accessions, and continuation rates
- Quality of enlisted accessions
- Representation of women in the U.S. military
- Representation of various racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. military
- Home communities of active component enlisted accessions
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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