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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Recession-Proof Careers by Jeff Cohen

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Opportunities in the Armed Forces

National defense is a top priority for our country. From manning the battlefield to manufacturing defense equipment and working in army hospitals, more than 2.6 million people work for the U.S. Armed Forces. More than 1.4 million of these people work in the active army, navy, marine corps, and air force. The remaining 1.2 million work in the armed forces Reserves or National Guard. The U.S. military further distinguishes armed forces occupations into two categories:
◆ Enlisted personnel carry out military operations including combat, engineering, human services, and other areas. Enlisted personnel account for nearly 85 percent of the armed forces.
◆ Officers lead the military by supervising activities in every ...

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