SELECTED RESERVE OFFICER ACCESSIONS AND OFFICER CORPS
This chapter describes demographic characteristics of Selected Reserve officer accessions and commissioned officers in FY 2004. [Footnote 1] The total officer accessions for Reserves decreased in FY 2004 (from 16,132 in FY 2003 to 13,006 in FY 2004). The size of the officer corps decreased from 119,572 in FY 2003, to 117,103 in FY 2004. Figure 6.1 shows officer corps end-strengths for the Reserve Components for FYs 1975 to 2004. The figure shows that the Army and Navy Reserve components have shown the most fluctuations in officer end-strength over time while the Guard components and the USMCR and USAFR have been more stable.
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 52 percent of Reserve officer accessions and 56 percent of Reserve officer end-strength. The USMCR and ANG account for the smallest proportion of Selected Reserve officer accessions and officer end-strength (6.7 and 8.0 percent, respectively for officer accessions and 2.6 and 11.6 percent, respectively for officer end-strength).