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Active Duty Armed Forces Recruiting

September 14, 1989|Clipboard researched by Elena Brunet and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Thomas Penix / Los Angeles Times

Armed forces recruiters have found a steady supply of people from Orange County willing to join their military organizations, to which the following charts will attest. The following breaks down recruits by gender. Air Force recruits are not broken down this way because the service believes recruits are "gender neutral," and comparable Coast Guard numbers are not available.

Year Army Navy Marines Air Force Total 1989* Men 425 396 165 N/A 986 Women 51 46 17 N/A 114 1988 Men 593 433 198 N/A 1,224 Women 51 48 9 N/A 108 1987 Men 643 468 192 N/A 1,303 Women 82 52 7 N/A 141 1986 Men 675 455 280 N/A 1,410 Women 85 50 25 N/A 160

* Through May 31

N/A: Information not available

The following is active duty armed forces recruiting in Orange County over the last four years.

1986-'89 Service *1989 1988 1987 1986 Total Army 476 644 725 760 2,605 Navy 442 481 520 505 1,948 Air Force 100 163 163 284 710 Marine Corps 182 207 199 305 893

*Through May 31

Source: Individual services

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