Dec 08, 2008

Military Divorce Rate Up

I posted about military divorce a couple of months ago, and now a new report is out showing that the rate of divorce among Marines and Army personnel is up this year. AP reports that the divorce rate rose from 3.3% to 3.5% in the Army, and from 3.3% to 3.7% in the Marines. The gender breakdown shows that women in the service divorce at a significantly higher rate than men -- female Marines had a 9.2% divorce rate and female soldiers a rate of 8.5%, compared with 3.3% and 2.9% for men in the respective branches. Suicide rates and other mental health problems are also up. The length of service and repeated deployments are obviously taking their toll on our service members.

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