||Age. The USCG enlisted force tends to be
older than the overall DoD enlisted force, but still younger than the comparable civilian group. Forty-four percent of the USCG enlisted force was 30 years of age or older as compared to 35 percent of the overall
DoD, and 73 percent of the civilian group (Table 8.4).
Overall, enlisted members of the USCG and DoD, as a whole, were more likely than the comparable civilian group to have high school graduation
credentials, but the civilians were more likely to have college experience (Table 8.4). While the USCG participates in tuition assistance programs and the Montgomery GI
Bill, the enlisted members of the USCG were less likely than the overall DoD group to have college experience. However, it should be noted that the percentage of
individuals with college experience in the overall DoD was skewed; excluding the Air Force (91 percent with some college), enlisted members in the USCG and the Army,
Navy, and Marine Corps had the same rate, on average, of post-secondary education (5 percent). Enlisted jobs do not require college experience and thus are
generally comparable to civilian occupations not needing college education.Go to next.
|Table 8.4. Age and Education Level of FY 1998 USCG and DoD Active Component
Enlisted Members and Civilians (Percent)
|Civilian Labor Force 17 and Older
||18- to 44-Year-Old Civilians*
|Tier1: Regular High School Graduate or Higher
|Tier 2: GED, Alternative Credentials
|Tier 3: No Credentials
|College Experience (Part of Tier 1)
|Columns may not add to total due to rounding.
* Civilian numbers and percentages for education combine Tiers
1 and 2 as civilian data include GED certificates with high school graduate rates.
Also see Appendix Tables B-23 (Active Component Enlisted Members by Age Group, Service, and Gender), B-27
(Active Component Enlisted Members by Education, Service, and Gender), E-14 (Coast Guard Active Component Enlisted Members by Age Group and Gender), and E-16
(Coast Guard Active Component Enlisted Members by Education, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity).