“A new report, “The Employment Status and Occupations of Gulf War-Era Veterans,” looks at those Gulf War veterans who began service on or after August 1990, the official start of the first Gulf War. It differentiates between “Gulf War I” veterans — those who served only during the August 1990 to August 2001 period — and “Gulf War II” veterans — those who served September 2001 or later or served in both periods. “Working age” is defined as between the ages of 18 and 64. According to the report, during the 2011-2013 time period:
- Men and women veterans from both Gulf War eras were more likely to be employed in full-time, year-round jobs than their nonveteran counterparts.
Occupations of Full-Time, Year-Round Employed Veteran Men:
- Management occupations were the largest group for Gulf War I veteran men (12.1 percent) and nonveteran men (13.3 percent).
- The largest occupation group for Gulf War II veteran men was protective service occupations (13.2 percent).
Occupations of Full-Time, Year-Round Employed Veteran Women:
- The largest occupation group for all women, veteran and nonveteran, was office and administrative support occupations.
- About 17 percent of women veterans from both Gulf Wars worked in health care practitioners and technical occupations, compared with about 10 percent of nonveteran women.
- About 5 percent of women veterans from both Gulf War eras worked in protective service occupations, compared with about 1 percent of nonveteran women…”