U.S. COAST GUARD
Characteristics of Active Component Non-Prior Service Accessions
Of the 8,652 individuals who applied for service in the
USCG, a total of 3,270 actually accessed. This number represents a 38-percent
accession-to-applicant ratio, the same percentage as in FY 2003 but down
from 41 percent in 2002. The distribution of race/ethnicity by gender
for FY 2004 Coast Guard and overall DoD Active Component NPS accessions
is shown in Table 7.1.
Eighty-two percent of USCG NPS accessions were male (Appendix Table
E-6). Among men, 79 percent were White, 9 percent Black, 2 percent
American Indian/Alaskan Native, 2 percent Asian, 1 percent Native Hawaiian/Pacific
Islander and 1 percent of individuals were of two or more races. Seventeen
percent of male Coast Guard accessions identified themselves as Hispanic.
Among female USCG accessions, 81 percent were White and 10 percent were
Black. The percentages of all other racial categories among women were
similar to those among men, except for American Indian/Alaskan Native,
which comprised less than 1 percent of women. Twelve percent of female
accessions identified themselves as Hispanic. Overall, USCG accessions
were more likely to be White and male than accessions in DoD.