SELECTED RESERVE OFFICER ACCESSIONS AND OFFICER CORPS
Gender. Women comprise 19 percent for both the Selected Reserve officer accessions and the Selected Reserve officer corps, as shown in Table 6.4. The proportion of Selected Reserve female officer accessions is smaller than in the Active Components (19 and 21 percent, respectively). However, the proportion of women in the Selected Reserve officer corps is larger than in the Active Components (19 and 16 percent, respectively), due to higher retention among female officers in the Reserve Components.
The impact of force structure and mission diversity is reflected in the
distribution of women officers among the Reserve Components. The proportion
of women among USMCR officer accessions and officers is just under 6 percent
each, while 25 percent each of the USAR officer accessions and officers
are female. The USAFR also has a larger percentage of female officer accessions
and officers – 26 and 25 percent, respectively. Reasons for this
divergence are discussed in the portion of this chapter about the occupational
assignment of officers.