||This chapter describes demographic characteristics of Selected Reserve officer accessions and commissioned
officers in FY 1997.(1)
The force drawdown continued in FY 1997 for Reserve officer accessions (from 16,000 in FY 1996 to 14,000 in FY 1997). The FY 1997 officer corps decreased by about 3 percent from FY 1996 (from 130,000 to 127,000). On the whole, however, the Selected Reserve officer corps of FY 1997 looks similar to the FY 1996 officer corps. Figure 6.1 shows the Reserve Component officer corps end-strengths for FYs 1974 to 1997.
Figure 6.1. Reserve Component officer corps end-strength, FYs 1974-1997.
Table 6.1 compares the number and proportion of Reserve officer accessions with the officer corps. The ARNG and the USAR account for the largest proportion of Selected
Reserve officers. The two Army components comprise 57 percent of Reserve officer accessions and 58 percent of Reserve officer end-strength. With the exception of the
USAR and ANG, all components' accessions decreased in FY 1997. Even with the increases in Army Reserve and Air National Guard accessions, though, their end-strengths decreased along with the remaining components.
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|Table 6.1. FY 1997 Selected Reserve Officer Accessions and
Officer Corps End-Strength (Number and Percent)
||Reserve Officer Accessions
||Reserve Officer Corps
|Army National Guard
|Air National Guard
|Air Force Reserve
|Columns may not add to total due to rounding.
Also see Appendix Tables
C-23 (Officer Accessions by Age and Component) and C-24 (Officers by Age and Component).
- Data are for commissioned officers; warrant officers are excluded. A brief look at Reserve Component warrant officers is provided in Appendix Tables C-34 and C-35. go back