SELECTED RESERVE OFFICER ACCESSIONS
AND OFFICER CORPS
Representation Within Occupations. The distribution of officers across occupational areas is shown in Table 6.8 for Active and Reserve Components. Overall, the largest proportions of officers in the Reserve and Active Components are assigned to tactical operations and health care positions (54 percent, respectively). However, due to assigned missions, the Reserve Components have a smaller proportion than the Active Components in tactical operations (33 and 36 percent, respectively), but a greater proportion of officers in health care (21 and 17 percent, respectively).
Differences in occupational assignment among the Reserve Components are shown in Table 6.9. With the exception of the USAR, the largest proportion of officers in each component is in tactical operations. Among the Reserve components, the ARNG and USMCR have the greatest proportions of officers in tactical operations (44 and 58 percent, respectively). The USAR has the smallest proportion of officers in tactical operations (18 percent).
Many Selected Reserve officers are health care professionals. The USAR and USAFR have the greatest proportion of officers in health care occupations (33 and 25 percent, respectively). Health care comprises the second largest percentage of officers in the USAFR, ANG and USNR (25, 15 and 19 percent, respectively). Relatively few Reserve officers are in intelligence, science and professional, and administrative occupations.