Spotlight

Women's History Month

The Defense Department honors the contributions of women serving in the military and DOD civilian forces, celebrating the richness and diversity of their achievements in March and throughout the year.

Stories

From The Services |

Leaders Encourage Women to Fill STEM Roles

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From The Services |

Women in Submarines: 10 Years Later

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From The Services |

Earning the Coveted Title of Marine

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By The Numbers

2021 Women Who Serve

Active Duty

Air Force Seal
Air Force 69,927

More than 21 out of every 100 Airmen are women

Women Silhouettes
More than 21 depiction
Army Seal
Army 74,104

More than 15 out of every 100 Soldiers are women

Women Silhouettes
More than 15 depiction
Marines Seal
Marine Corps 16,275

9 out of every 100 Marines are women

Women Silhouettes
9 out of every 100 depiction
Navy Seal
Navy 69,688

More than 20 out of every 100 Sailors are women

Women Silhouettes
More than 21 depiction

DOD / Government Civilian

Air Force Seal
Air Force Civilian 50,318

Almost 29 out of every 100 Air Force civilian employees are women

Women Silhouettes
Almost 29 depiction
Army Seal
Army Civilian 87,852

More than 34 out of every 100 Army civilian employees are women

Women Silhouettes
More than 34 depiction
Marines Seal
Marine Corps Civilian 4,974

More than 26 out of every 100 Marine Corps civilian employees are women

Women Silhouettes
More than 26 depiction
Navy Seal
Navy Civilian 59,059

Almost 28 out of every 100 Navy civilian employees are women

Women Silhouettes
Almost 28 depiction
DOD Seal
DOD Civilian 53,731

Almost 48 out of every 100 DOD Agencies & Activities civilian employees are women

Women Silhouettes
Almost 48 depiction
14%

The percent of senior enlisted personnel who are female.

15.7%

The percent of females on Active Duty who obtained a commission via Officer Candidate School or equivalent, an increase from 13% in FY 2019.

27.4%

The percent of DOD civilian employees who are Veterans.

6.8%

The percent increase of Senior Executive Service positions held by women between FY 2019 and FY 2021.