What percent of the US population currently serves in the military?
Less than one percent
Around 2,266,883 are in the military to this day.
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Answer . According to the US Department of Defense Website (as on October 6, 2007) . . . ". . . over 1.3 million men and women on active duty, and 669,281 civilian personnel, we are the nation's largest employer. Another 1.1 million serve in the National Guard and Reserve forces. About 2 mill…ion military retirees and their family members receive benefits." This was located on the following website: http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/dod101/index.html ( Full Answer )
9% of US Population (Total Population - 303 million) Active Military - 5 million Veterans - 23.5 million
Bill Clinton and Barack Obama had no military service. George W. Bush saw his only service in Texas Air National Guard. FDR , who died in 1945, did not serve in Uniform but he was the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for 7 years. The others all had military service, most of them in World War I…I. ( Full Answer )
The current size of the U.S. military, including reserve formations, is about 2.5 million members. As the current population of the U.S. is about 310 million, that means 0.8% are serving in the military in some form. In additon, there are almost 22 million former members of the military (i.e. veter…ans) still alive. Thus, a bit less than 8% of the country have military experience (have served, or are serving). ( Full Answer )
The population of the US military is divided up as following: army 495,000; navy 388,760; air force 390,000; marines 174,000 army 738,699 active/reserveIn 2008, the armed forces had 1.4 million personnel on active duty. The Reserves and National Guard brought the total number of troops t…o 2.3 million. The Department of Defense also employed about 700,000 civilians, not including contractors ( Full Answer )
13 American Presidents who never served in any sort of military unit. . John Adams . John Quincy Adams . Martin Van Buren . Millard Fillmore . Grover Cleveland . William Howard Taft . Woodrow Wilson . Warren G. Harding . Calvin Coolidge . Herbert Hoover (Served in a pri…vate (civilian) humanitarian capacity in Europe during World War I. He was involved in the Battle of Tientsin during the Boxer Rebellion as a guide for US Marines.) . Franklin D. Roosevelt . William Jefferson Clinton . Barack Obama Ten other Presidents served in some military unit but saw no action: Jefferson ("Like other Virginia gentlemen, he had militia duties, and did administrative work") Madison (Same, though a few sources list him as briefly seeing combat) Johnson( served as military governor of Tennessee . ) Arthur (served admirably as high-ranking supply officer on home front during Civil War Polk (state militia officer ) Lincoln (spent a time burying dead during the Black Hawk War) Fillmore (too old to fight served on home front during Civil War) Carter (Annapolis graduate and on active duty but during peace time.) Reagan (volunteered but assigned to a non-combat unit due to poor eyesight) George W. Bush (in Texas air national guard) ( Full Answer )
Roughly 8% (12 million of the 150 million) served in some branch of the US military at some time during WW2.
Barack Obama , Bill Clinton, FranklinRoosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, Warren Harding, WoodrowWilson, William Taft, Grover Cleveland, Martin Van Buren, John Q.Adams and John Adams saw no militaryservice of any kind. Several others served only in state militia or reserve units.
The current population of India is 1.29 billion people. The medianage in India is 25.3 years. The current population of the UnitedStates is 322 million people, and the life expectancy in the UnitedStates is 78.9 years.
You can enlist at the age of 17 but to be able to serve you have to turn 18 when you graduate boot camp. or you can do the delayed entry program and start at 17 take the fall off and go back the next summer to complete your school.. but the youngest to serve is 18
George W. Bush was in the Texas Air National Guard Reserves but never saw action. The last president to have seen active combat duty was George Bush Sr. who fought in World War II.
There are over 150 million males currently living in the UnitedStates. There are also nearly 160 million women citizens.
Approximately 1.5 million active servicemen + 850,000 in reserve in the Army, Navy, Marines, Airforce, and Coast Guard combined.
For nearly two generations, it has not been required to serve inthe military, and as a result, fewer people have been serving.There is currently less than .5 percent of the population thatserves in the Military, compared with 12 percent during WWII.
Currently, there are 499,000 active duty Army troops, backed up by 700,000 National Guard and Army reservists.
No. The U.S. does not have firing squads. The Military has a process that is a reflection of the public's system, called a court marshal.
According to the Senate website, in the current congress, there are 26 senators who served in the military. These include senators who served in Korea, Vietnam, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
How many current us senators have served in the military how many of them where democrat how many where republicans?
There are 25 members of the United States Senate who are veterans. The number of veterans in Congress has been falling since the end of the Vietnam war. One Senator Daniel Inouye from Hawaii is a World War II Veteran and the winner of the Medal of Honor. Another, Jim Webb of Virginia is a former S…ecretary of the Navy. ( Full Answer )
a buffalo soldier was an African-American calvary soldier.. My husband is in the Army and we are stationed at Fort Huachuca Arizona, which is famous for the the buffalo soldiers.
No one really knows that right now, as CADASIL is often misdiagnosed or NOT diagnosed. It is genetic, so a genetic blood test will tell you if you have this serious degenerative condition. I attended the first-ever CADASIL conference in the USA in July in DeKalb, Illinois, put on by the ULF (United… Leukodystrophy Foundation) and TWHH (CADASIL Together We Have Hope). Of the approx. 50 CADASIL patients who attended, about half raised their hands when asked if they had been misdiagnosed as having MS (Multiple Sclerosis) first. When I was diagnosed in the fall of 2009, less than 500 people in the USA and 1000 in the world had also been diagnosed with CADASIL. That number is growing daily, as more people are made aware of this genetic disease and are tested. ( Full Answer )
There is no mandatory military service in the United Kingdom. Inthe UK, roughly 1 percent of the population has served in themilitary.
Less than 1% of the current US population is currently serving in the US Military, there is approximately 800,000 troops in the US Military.
You can, however you must be here in the US legally and NOT be here on a work or student Visa, contact a local recruiter and they will check your citizenship documents to determine eligibility.
There have been numerous Presidents of the US that have served inthe military. A few of the presidents were William McKinley,Benjamin Harrison, James Garfield, and Ulysses S. Grant.
.05% of the 314 million Americans are currently on the DoD(military rolls) as retired. The document from the DoD in the otheranswer lists 1.5 million retired service members. Google search lists the US Population at 314 million.
Washington fought during the French and Indian War, and the Revolutionary War. William Henry Harrison and Andrew Jackson fought in the War of 1812. Taylor and Pierce were generals in the Mexican War. Jackson, William Henry Harrison and Lincoln served in Indian campaigns. Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Benj…amin Harrison and McKinley fought in the US Civil War. Teddy Roosevelt fought during the Spanish-American War of 1898 (war only lasted 6 months). Truman was an artillery captain in WWI. Eisenhower served in both WWI and WWII. Kennedy had his wooden PT boat cut in half by a Japanese destroyer in WWII. LBJ and Nixon both served in the USN in the Pacific during WWII; Ford served in the USS Monterey (a light aircraft carrier) in the Pacific during WWII. Carter served on peacetime subs. Reagan was a California National Guard/Army Reserve Captain during WWII. Bush Sr. flew an Avenger Torpedo bomber in the Pacific during WWII, was shot down once, recovered by a US sub. Bush Jr. flew an F-102 Delta Dagger with the Texas Air National Guard; F-102's fought in Vietnam, about 14 were destroyed there, one was shot down by a North Vietnamese MiG-21 interceptor. For now, that's all. but Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, fought in the Mexican War of 1846-1848. ( Full Answer )
my friend showed me a letter he got that had him sign up for an army draft and then a few days later my mom's friend's son got the same letter so i think there is a military draft going on now.
The US Army is the oldest and longest serving branch of the Military , it was established on June 14, 1775.
There are thousands of different models but they are typically classified as: Fighter Attack Bomber Reconnaissance Passanger Trainer UAV There are variations to each. Currently, the most well-known are the F/A-18 Hornet, F-35 Lightning, Su-27 Flanker variants (like the Su-35), and… the J-20. ( Full Answer )
You must name a time period. Prior to 1975 (the Vietnam era) the US military was 100% men and 100% military. During that time frame US military women in all branches were considered AUXILIARIES and belonged to the WACs, WAVES, and WAFs. Women were not considered part of the US fighting strength. …EDIT: Removed offensive material from answer. ( Full Answer )
Aside from the garrison at Guantanamo Bay, none. The US doesn't even have Embassy Security Forces in Cuba, as the US does not have an embassy there.
If they are permanent residents of the US whose abilities and/or talents are needed and cannot be filled by a US citizen, then they can join the army.
I count 28 out of 43 which is 65 per cent. Some of the 28 such as Fillmore, Buchanan, Lincoln and "W" Bush saw very limited service either in a home guard or short term . I also included Andrew Johnson in the 28 because he was military governor of Tennessee and so held military rank and commande…d troops. ( Full Answer )
1% . Army. 548,000. 456,651. 88,093. 74,411. 243,172. Marine Corps  . 203,095. 182,147. 20,639. 12,290. Navy. 332,000. 276,276. 51,093. 51,029. 182,845. Air Force. 323,000. 261,193. 64,370. 64,137. 154,032. Coast Guard. 41,000. 32,647. 8,051. 4,965. 7,396. Total …Active . 1,445,000 . 1,174,563 . 224,144 . 203,375 . 580,049 . Army National Guard. 403,616. Army Reserve. 205,000. Marine Corps Forces Reserve. 40,000. Navy Reserve. 67,000. Air National Guard. 107,000. Air Force Reserve. 67,000. Coast Guard Reserve. 11,000 . ( Full Answer )
20% is directly attributed to the Department of Defense (DOD), but there are ancillary things to consider as well: 1) If congress spends 20% of its time debating military issues, should 20% of the expense of running congress be considered military spending? 2) The Coast Guard, often considered… a part of the military, falls under the Department of Transportation, not DOD. 3) The National Guard often draws from funding that is unrelated to the DOD expenditure figures. So the reality is probably more like 25%, not 20%. ( Full Answer )
No, in fact, many of the presidents have never even served in the Military. Only twenty of the 43 had war time service and 15 had no military service at all.
Actually seeing combat (actually exchanging bullets) today (21st century) for the US military (counting the US Navy, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, US Marine Corps, US Army) less than 01%. Explanation: 1. Post Vietnam warfare-Naval and Air Forces have had little actual combat; a few engagements her…e and there. But no actual combat against a determined enemy (no aerial aces as just one example of evidence, few to none in downed aviation personnel (few to zero POWs) as another example). Consequently the US Navy, Coast Guard, and Air Force as well as the aviation units of the US Marine Corps and US Army can be eliminated from the equation. 2. That leaves the Army/Marines and Special Ops men (from all branches). SF men are the minority of military personnel. That in itself amounts to a less than 01% of combat experienced people. 3. Using the Vietnam War as a barometer (since it was a full fledged all out war minus the invasion of North Vietnam and the usage of Atomic Weapons): A. All branches of the US military were fully committed to the Viet War. B. All branches of the US military suffered heavy casualties in both men and equipment in Vietnam (the USCG suffered losses but their figures are normally combined with the USNs data). C. In almost ALL military campaigns/wars/operations/etc. no matter what the nationality or time & date; almost all fighting men require the following: (a) Food, Transportation, Repairs, Medical Support, and Pay (administration); Even Ghengis Khans men and the Roman soldiers got paid. (b) That equates to at least 5 people (to do the above) to SUPPORT just one fighting man. (c) In the Viet War there were over 500,000 men in country at one time. Only 25,000 men were in the field at any single one given day. Given that those 25,000 men were being rotated (stand down time) then that means at a minimum 50,000 men were in a actual combat environment. (d) 50,000 from 500,000 men equals over 4 men in support of each of the 50,000 men in the field. (e) Which means only 50,000 men were in an actual combat environment and over 450,000 men were not. (f) Of those 50,000 men probably less than half (50%) actually fired (or threw hand grenades, detonated claymores, etc. etc.) their weapons during a firefight (battle) or they didn't fire a weapon just hit the dirt and were present on the battlefield (which would count as seeing combat). (g) For the Viet War, a good estimation would be roughly 10% of the men saw combat. This figure would nearly mirror WWI, WWII, etc. as the organization/structure of 5 support men will always be required to support 1 fighting man, regardless of what war or when it was fought. The only difference will be the 10% may be a million casualties or only 50,000 casualties, the numbers will most often vary...but 10% will always be 10%. ( Full Answer )
Short answer: Yes, in American vernacular speech. A veteran is also someone who has done a particular job for a while. Many times police retirees are referred to as "Veterans of the police force" in the media, prob. because it sounds better. If someone is just referred to as "a veteran" and not …in a jargon setting of a particular industry, it generally means a person who was not dis-honorably discharged from the military. ( Full Answer )
women did not have equal rights and we thout women should not go to war.
It was about 8% of the US population that served in the military during World War 2 and as a side note, over 60 million people were killed which is about 2.5% of the world population.
Assuming you're referring to Jon A. Huntsman, the MoH recipient, and not the Republican politician currently least likely to win the Republican 2012 presidential nomination, he enlisted into the Kansas National Guard in 1898. Regarding the aforementioned politician and his father both (Jon Huntsm…an Jr. and Jon Huntsman Sr., respectively), neither one was in the military. ( Full Answer )
If you are a legal resident, you can enlist in the military. However, you cannot be an officer and your choice of jobs will be limited because you will not be allowed to have a security clearance. The flip side is that, if you do enlist and are allowed in, your ability to become a naturalized citize…n will be accelerated compared to someone who is not in the military. I would also talk to a recruiter for more help as they typically have the most up to date info from the DOD. ( Full Answer )
Fourteen of the 43 US presidents had no semblance of military service. Nine others served only in state militias or reserve units or had other special assignments.
Mr. Obama was too young to serve-- he was born in 1961 and by the time he was old enough, the Vietnam war had ended and there was no other war going on; the draft had also come to an end.
No. They have to become legal citizens in the USA . They can join military in their own country
No, neither did. Mr. Obama was too young to serve-- he was born in 1961 and by the time he was old enough, the Vietnam war had ended and there was no other war going on; the draft also came to an end. Mitt Romney could have served, since he was old enough and around during the Vietnam era, but he go…t a deferment because he went to France to serve as a Mormon missionary. ( Full Answer )
Yes. They do. I was one of them. During my tour of service I met many Marines that were Mormons. They came from all over the United States and they were in all the ranks (from a Private to a General). They served in all branches of the Armed Forces. Many of my neighbors have served in the military a…nd they have children that are serving in the military. While serving at a duty station on Okinawa members would meet at a chapel and hold services. There were 100's of service members on Okinawa at that time. . Yes. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) believe that serving your nation in the military is a very honorable thing to do, but it is neither encouraged or discouraged. To serve in the military is a personal choice. There are many Mormons in the United States military, and the Mormon church provides chaplains, special supplies (books, manuals, etc), and special congregations for those on active military duty or who are deployed. The church also also has support groups for service members and their families. It is common in Mormon congregations to have a bulletin board in the hallway with images of those serving in the military from that congregation, and congregation members who are deployed are remembered in prayers during worship services. ( Full Answer )
No. You need only be a legal resident. In fact, there are a number of programs to help legal residents who enlist fast-track to citizenship.
The current United States population is around 315.7 million people. According to the United States Census Bureau, there is a birth every 8 seconds and a death every 12 seconds in the United States.
Not at once. You can go into a different branch once your currentcontract expires, or there are ways to transfer from 1 branch tothe other.