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Old 07-18-2018, 09:04 AM
 
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I always am interested in statistics about the military .

I was wondering if anyone has the statistic for each branch of what percent of enlisted men who enlisted in 2000, are still on active duty today.

I searched places on the internet, but could not find that info.

I was wondering if that info would sway a young man in his decision as to which branch to enlist if he was thinking of staying in.

(I'm not sexist by using " man" but I believe a higher percent of males who enlist stay in 20+ than women who enlist )
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:25 AM
 
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Only 17 percent of service members remain in the force long enough to qualify for the military’s retirement program.
Your title: "what branch of military has the highest % of ENLISTED men serve 20" I would guess the US Army, they have the largest number personnel...
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:41 AM
 
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Your title: "what branch of military has the highest % of ENLISTED men serve 20" I would guess the US Army, they have the largest number personnel...
Sorry, I meant percent of enlisted men in their branch ..

My guess would be Air Force .
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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Your title: "what branch of military has the highest % of ENLISTED men serve 20" I would guess the US Army, they have the largest number personnel...
That's probably because most people are pushed out by the asinine "up or out" policy.
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:08 PM
 
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That's probably because most people are pushed out by the asinine "up or out" policy.
You are probably wrong...

Last edited by toosie; 07-28-2018 at 03:24 PM.. Reason: Please don’t accuse ppl of being trolls
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:30 PM
 
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The reason I asked is it seems many/most? young men enlisting envision themselves making a career out of it.

It would seem to be the branch of service that has the highest percent of its enlisted men serving 20+ would be the one that most likely would work out to fulfill his goal.
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:47 PM
 
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Hard to say. It may be a toss up between the Air Force and the USMC in terms of what percentage wants to, but the Army may win in what percentage actually does.

I do think the percentage of persons making 20 years is less than 17% of the Air Force.
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:09 PM
 
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My guess would be Air Force as well.
BTW where did your screen name come from if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:25 PM
 
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That's probably because most people are pushed out by the asinine "up or out" policy.
That only applies to officers O-5 and above. If they don't make O-6 after a certain amount of TIG (time in grade) they are placed into forced retirement. Of course if you are an O-5 you have probably served 18 years at a minimum, so by the time you are forced to retire you should be well passed 20. When I was in the Army the career track for officers was usually to make O-3 by about only 3-4 years in service, but then spend the next 10 years as an O-3 so that by the time they made Major they had a minimum of 13-14 years experience. Yes, at O6 people start becoming political animals, and to go beyond that and become a flag officer takes some political savvy.

With enlisted ranks, sure there were plenty of people at the E7 level hoping to make E8 and E8s hoping to finally make E9, but in many MOS' had to wait years for a vacancy. Enlisted personnel aren't forced to retire if they don't move up. Of course during the high turnover years that I served people were promoted very quickly. I was an E5 after only 2 years, and it was not uncommon to see guys make "7 after 7" (E7 right at 7 years of service which was the earliest someone could attain that rank, but because of which rule I do not know).
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Old 07-18-2018, 05:15 PM
 
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That only applies to officers O-5 and above. If they don't make O-6 after a certain amount of TIG (time in grade) they are placed into forced retirement. Of course if you are an O-5 you have probably served 18 years at a minimum, so by the time you are forced to retire you should be well passed 20. When I was in the Army the career track for officers was usually to make O-3 by about only 3-4 years in service, but then spend the next 10 years as an O-3 so that by the time they made Major they had a minimum of 13-14 years experience. Yes, at O6 people start becoming political animals, and to go beyond that and become a flag officer takes some political savvy.

With enlisted ranks, sure there were plenty of people at the E7 level hoping to make E8 and E8s hoping to finally make E9, but in many MOS' had to wait years for a vacancy. Enlisted personnel aren't forced to retire if they don't move up. Of course during the high turnover years that I served people were promoted very quickly. I was an E5 after only 2 years, and it was not uncommon to see guys make "7 after 7" (E7 right at 7 years of service which was the earliest someone could attain that rank, but because of which rule I do not know).
Enlisted men are forced out if they don't advance.
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