Women Today

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Did you know?

According to the United States Department of Defense, as of January 1, 2015, there were 201,400 women serving as active duty military. Nearly 69,000 of those women served in the U.S. Army, which had more women than any other branch of the U.S. military. The U.S. Air Force had the second most female members (58,500), while the Navy had the third most (57,300). The U.S. Marine Corps had the fewest female members, with just 14,100 women serving in the Marines. Canada, where the population is roughly the equivalent of 10 percent of the overall population of the United States, boasts 10,000 female service members according to the National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces. Those figures include women serving in both the Regular and Reserve Forces and represent roughly 12 percent of Canada's military forces.