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Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy. The number of Asian-American officers in the army grew by 41% between 2004 and 2016.   © Reuters

Asian-Americans' rise through the US military ranks -- in charts

Growth in number of Army officers ten times higher than other minorities

BEN HEUBL, data journalist | North America

LONDON -- The growth of the Asian-American community since the turn of the century has been reflected in all professional and social areas of life in the U.S., not least the armed forces.

In recent years, Americans of Asian background have been signing up for the military in growing numbers, and, in 2016, they were 28% more likely to be among the officer ranks than they were 12 years earlier. 

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