These men — and they are mostly men — belong to an exclusive military fraternity that traces its heritage back to the birth of the nation.
Typically, they’ve spent the better part of a decade as more conventional soldiers, sailors, marines, or airmen before making the cut.
Add to those statistics the fact that the Army has the highest percentage of married members at almost 60 percent, according to the report.
So, there are still a lot of young military lads and ladies getting hitched. "Most people in their 30s and 40s don't see the stuff a 20-year-old soldier sees," Wesley Ann said.
In many places, more than their particular brand of camouflage, better boots, and designer gear sets them apart.