As of May 2016, there are a total of 1.3 million active duty military and more than 800,000 reserve forces according to Defense Department data. In Texas, there are 173,118 active duty and reserve members of the military. Therefore, about 8% of the military are recruits from Texas.
Numbers of U.S. military service members vary by state, driven mostly by workforce levels at large bases. Below are states with the most active duty and reserve members of the military, as of May 2016:
North Carolina: 129,049
New York: 50,824
South Carolina: 50,426
The U.S. Military consists of five active-duty service branches and their respective Guard and Reserve units. Together, they offer a broad variety of ways to serve.
When it comes to learning about the Military, knowing where to start your research may seem daunting. The first steps to considering service include understanding the Military's basic entrance requirements, exploring the different Service branches and deciding between enlisted and officer career paths.
Visit http://todaysmilitary.com/joining to know the the various stages of a military career.