Demographics of the U.S. Military

Authored by: George M. Reynolds and Amanda Shendruk

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: National Security Forces and Armed Groups, Security Sector Reform (SSR)
Country: United States
Region: North America
Year: 2018
Citation: Reynolds, George M., and Amanda Shendruk. "Demographics of the U.S. Military." Council on Foreign Relations. April 2018.

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Executive Summary

Deployed around the world, the armed forces are a pillar of U.S. power and influence abroad. But many civilians are unfamiliar with their composition. How much does the military resemble U.S. society at large?