The composition of our military forces has changed significantly since the draft ended in 1973 and enrollment dropped from 2.2 million to just over 1 million (or less than 1% of the population). Today, about 16% of active duty personnel are women.
Interestingly, the diversity of women recruits tends to be greater than both their male counterparts and the population as a whole. Yet, for the contributions during military service that women have made over the years, they had been excluded from one of the best known branches – Plastic Army Men. But that oversight is about to change.Continue reading “Equality in the Little Green Army”