“There are nearly 2 million living women veterans in the United States… Women currently make up approximately 10% of the overall veteran population…Veterans make up 14% of the men in America… But among women in America, only 1.5% are veterans.” 

Key points include:

  • In order to meet 1 woman veteran, you may have to meet 69 women. 
  • To meet just one woman under age 35 who has served in the military, you may have to meet 102 women of that age group. 
  • The median age of male veterans is 65 years, while the median age of women veterans is 51 years, a difference of 14 years.

Source: 2019 Gender and Veteran Demographics (VIDEO)PPTX PDF Transcript
DOL Veterans’ Employment & Training Service, 2020