SELECTED RESERVE ENLISTED ACCESSIONS AND ENLISTED FORCE
Gender. The proportion of enlisted women is similar in the Selected Reserve and in the Active Components, at about 17 percent. Table 5.12 illustrates that there are differences in the proportion of women across the different Reserve Components. The component with the highest proportion of women is the USAR (24 percent), while the ARNG has 13 percent and the USMCR, with the lowest proportion, has 5 percent. Differences in gender composition are the result of the types of units in the Components. For example, the ARNG and USMCR have mainly combat units and the USAR has primarily combat support and combat service support units.