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National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, marks a time to showcase and honor the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the Defense Department and the nation.



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Hispanic Personnel in the Defense Department

Hispanic Service Members

209.7k .......... Enlisted

20.3k .......... Officers

1.3M .......... Total Active-Duty Service Members

17.2% 82.8%

About 8 out of every 100 DOD civilians are Hispanic.


Hispanic DOD Civilians

of 794,333 total Civilian Force