Category Military-Defense

Military officer quality in the all-volunteer force

Military officer quality in the all-volunteer force Source: Brookings Institution/NBER The question of “Who serves when not all serve?” has been a central issue in the all-volunteer United States military, even before the end of conscription in 1973.[1]  Advocates for the end of the peace-time draft argued conscription was, in the words of Milton Friedman, […]

DoD Top 10 Contractors for FY2014

DoD Top 10 Contractors for FY2014 (PDF) Source: U.S. Department of Defense See also: FY 2014 DOD Contractors with Awards of $25,000.00 or more (PDF)

Department of Defense Releases First Quarter 2015 Suicide Information

Department of Defense Releases First Quarter 2015 Suicide Information Source: U.S. Department of Defense Today, the Department of Defense released the Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) for the first quarter of calendar year 2015. The report summarizes confirmed suicide counts for all services and components during the months of January throthere were 57 suicides among service […]

Suicide Attempts in the US Army During the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2004 to 2009

Suicide Attempts in the US Army During the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2004 to 2009 Source: JAMA Psychiatry Enlisted soldiers accounted for 98.6% of all suicide attempts (9650 attempters; overall rate, 377.0 [95% CI, 369.7-384.7] per 100 000 person-years). In multivariate models, suicide attempts among enlisted soldiers were predicted (data reported as odds ratio [95% […]

Update: Accidental drownings, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005–2014

Update: Accidental drownings, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005–2014 (PDF) Source: Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (Medical Surveillance Monthly Report) Service members are at risk for unintentional drownings during training, occupational activities, and off -duty recreation. During 2005–2014, there were 1,193 incident episodes of accidental drowning with a rate of 8.4 per 100,000 person-years. Approximately […]

Infographic – World War II: 70 Years On

Infographic – World War II: 70 Years On Source: U.S. Census Bureau To commemorate this milestone anniversary of the Allied nations’ Victory in Europe (V-E) Day and Victory Over Japan (V-J) Day, the Census Bureau presents a wide range of statistics related to those who served in World War II. The topics covered include the […]