||Gender. Women comprise 19 percent of
Selected Reserve officer accessions and 18 percent of the Selected Reserve officer corps, as shown in Table 6.3. The proportion of Selected Reserve female officer accessions is the same as the Active Component
(both 19 percent). However, the proportion of women in the Selected Reserve officer corps is larger than in the Active Component (18 and 14 percent, respectively), due to higher retention among female officers in
the Reserve Component.The impact of force structure and mission diversity is reflected in the distribution of women officers among the Reserve
Component. The proportion of female officers in the USMCR is 5 percent, while 23 percent of the USAR and 24 percent of the USAFR officers are female. Reasons for this divergence are discussed in the portion
of this chapter dealing with the occupational assignment of officers.
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|Table 6.3. FY 1998 Selected Reserve Female Officer Accessions and Officer
||Army National Guard
||Air National Guard
||Air Force Reserve
|Also see Appendix Table C-25 (Gender by Component).