Do You Know These Military Trivia Facts?
Veterans and military spouses bring skills like strong work ethic and performing under pressure to their civilian careers.
Celebrate these incredible individuals with these fun military facts:
There are 1,100 career specialties within the U.S. Military.
Veterans are more likely to be in STEM fields than non-veterans (8% of veterans are employed in a STEM field compared to 6% of non-veterans.)
Veterans make up less than 6% of the workforce.
The Department of Defense employs about 1.8 million people on active duty. It is the largest employer in the United States, with more employees than Exxon, Mobil, Ford, General Motors, and GE combined!
Fewer than 28% of Americans between the ages of 17-23 are qualified for military service, roughly one in four.
The United States has 750 military installations overseas alone.
Thirty of the 43 Presidents served in the Army, 24 during time of war, two earned the rank of 5-star General (Washington and Eisenhower) and one earned the Medal of Honor (T. Roosevelt).
The U.S. Army was in charge of exploring and mapping America. The Lewis and Clark Expedition was an all-Army affair. Army officers were the first Americans to see such landmarks as Pike's Peak and the Grand Canyon.
The Air Force's F-117 fighter uses aerodynamics discovered during research into how bumblebees fly.
Military families relocate 10 times more often than civilian families - on average, every 2 or 3 years.
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