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The Defense Department pays tribute to the contributions and dedicated service of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, past and present, in defense of the nation during May and throughout the year.
Asian American/Pacific Islander Service Members
1.3M Total Active-Duty Service Members
About 6 out of every 100 service members are Asian American or Pacific Islander.
53,179 Asian American/Pacific Islander DOD Civilians of 794,333 total Civilian Force.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.