Representation of Women within Occupations
The occupational assignments by gender of Selected Reserve officers are shown in Table 6.9. More than half (51 percent) of all female officers are assigned to health care positions, 13 percent to administration positions, and 11 percent to supply, procurement and allied occupations. As indicated in Appendix Table C-31, the assignment of women into officer occupational areas differs by component. Across components, female officers serving in health care positions range from 30 percent in the ARNG to 57 percent in the USAR. Two percent of USAR female officers hold tactical operations positions compared to 10 percent in the ANG. As in the Selected Reserve enlisted force, reasons for this distribution include the differing missions of each component; the occupational preferences of female officers; the number of Active Component female officers possessing such skills who join a Selected Reserve unit after separation from active duty; the proportion of technical skill unit vacancies; and direct ground combat exclusion policies.