Proudly Supporting All Who Support Our Military
I started this website in 2003 in an effort to help other military spouses become acclimated to the Army lifestyle. At that time, all of the sites on the web that dealt with the Army were about the soldier and recruiting. While obviously important, spouses and other family members were left to wander on their own through the Army landscape.
Over the years, thousands of military spouses and family members have reached out to me for guidance and support. These people, even if we haven’t met, are my family. We are connected through the common bond of loving a soldier and doing anything we can to support them in their journey to serve our country.
At Married to the Army, we want to ensure no family member is left behind as their soldier strives to obtain the admirable goal of honorably serving our country.
Army Community Stats & Demographics
- The Army is the largest active duty branch of the military with over 450,000 active duty soldiers.
- In addition, the Army National Guard accounts for more than 300,000 soldiers and Army Reserve accounts for more than 250,000 soldiers.
- Roughly 80% of all active duty soldiers are enlisted and 20% are officers.
- 85% of active duty soldiers are male.
- 90% of active duty soldiers are stationed in the U.S., 5% in Europe, 4% in Europe and the remaining 1% in various other locations around the world.
- 90% of active duty soldiers are under the age of 40 with 44% under the age of 25.
- 56% of active duty soldiers are married with percentages increasing as rank increases.
- The average age of a married active duty soldier is 32.
- 5% of active duty soldiers are in a dual military relationship where both serve.
- There are more family members of active duty soldiers within the DoD system than there are soldiers (over 650,000 vs over 450,000).
- 59% of active duty soldiers have dependents (a spouse and/or children).
- 17% of active duty soldiers are married with no children and 38% are married with children.
- The average active duty soldier is 25 years old when their first child is born.
- The Army has the highest percentage of children in any branch.
- Of active duty kids, 41% are 0-5 years old, 32% are 6-11, 23% are 12-18 and 4% are over 18.
- 92.5% of all spouses of active duty soldiers are female.
- 86% of spouses of active duty soldiers are under the age of 40, with 26% under the age of 25.
- 43% of active duty spouses are employed while 17% are seeking employment.
All stats are courtesy of the Department of Defense, 2017 Demographics, Profile of the Military Community.
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