SELECTED RESERVE OFFICER ACCESSIONS
This chapter describes demographic characteristics of Selected Reserve officer accessions and commissioned officers in FY 2002.[Footnote 1] The total officer accessions for Reserves increased in FY 2002 (from 14,653 in FY 2001 to 15,463 in FY 2002). The size of the officer corps remained about the same with a slight decrease from 119,803 in FY 2001, to 119, 395 in FY 2002. Figure 6.1 shows officer corps end-strengths for the Reserve Components for FYs 1974 to 2002. Figure 6.1. Reserve Components officer corps end-strength, FYs 1974–2002.
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
56 percent of Reserve officer accessions and 56 percent of Reserve officer
end-strength. Overall, there was a slight increase in accessions from
FY 2001 to FY 2002. End-strength, however, fell slightly from FY 2001
to FY 2002. In particular, end-strength decreased in the USAR, USNR and
USMCR, but increased slightly in the Air Force components (the ANG and
USAFR) and remained virtually the same in the ARNG.