Approximately 10 percent of FY 2002 Selected Reserve NPS enlisted accessions
were married (Table 5.5). The marriage rates of prior service recruits
look markedly different, with 44 percent married. The FY 2002 prior service
cohort, predominantly those leaving active duty enlisted service who chose
to join the Reserves, were slightly less likely to be married (44 percent)
than active duty enlisted members (48 percent). Also, prior service Reserve
recruits were less likely to be married (44 percent) than their civilian
counterparts, 20- to 39-year-old civilians in the labor force (49 percent).
Among FY 2002 prior service Reserve accessions, a somewhat larger proportion
of males were married than females (45 and 38 percent, respectively).