For years, the US military has promoted the idea that the armed forces is an effective launching pad to leadership positions. We wanted to dig into this presumption and explore whether those with military backgrounds really get more senior positions once they enter the corporate world.
By tracking the careers of both veterans and non-veterans, we see how military service affects seniority when compared to civilians. Among civilians, seniority is highly dependent on the university that someone attended. Below is a ranking of universities by the seniority attained, compared to veterans from different branches of the United States Armed Forces:
To take this a step further, we explore the effect of military experience on seniority, compared to the seniority that could have been attained by college alone. In the chart below, on the left, we see the seniority that would have been attained without military experience, in terms of equivalent universities. On the right, we see the seniority that is actually attained, in terms of equivalent universities:
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