According to the 2014 Military Demographics Profile published by the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense only 4.1% of the 1.3 million active duty military members are divorced. While this may seem low, especially among statistics that show nearly half of all marriages in end in divorce, it can be a bit misleading.
That 4.1% of active duty members, which amounts to 54,393 people, reporting as divorced doesn’t include Navy members, who don’t report as divorced, those who have remarried, or those who are divorced but have left the military. When you take into account the fact that estimates put the number of military divorces at over 24,000 for that same year, and the fact that that number marks a 5-year low in the number of divorces, a clearer picture begins to emerge. [Read more…]