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Age.  The differing missions and force structures of the Reserve Components affect the age composition of the officer corps as shown in Figure 6.2.  The USAR and USAFR have the largest proportions of officers aged 40 and older (53 and 54 percent, respectively).  Conversely, the ARNG and USMCR have the smallest proportions of officers 40 or older (34 and 40 percent, respectively).  The ARNG and USAR have the greatest proportions of officers aged 29 and younger (20 and 10 percent, respectively).

Figure 6.2. Percent of Selected Reserve officer corps by age group, FY 1997.

Recruiting policies affect the age structure of the Selected Reserve officer corps.  As in the Active Components, one might expect the USMCR to have a greater proportion of younger officers than the other Reserve Components.  However, this is not the case.  The USMCR's policy to recruit only officers with prior military service increases the age of its officers.

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