The Almanac section provides a brief snapshot of FY18 personnel data our Corps, and a description of our manpower resources. It is arranged according to appropriate demographics such as Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), age, gender, race, and rank. The Almanac compilation presents a synthesis of demographics, and allows for allocation analysis during the annual budget processes of the U.S. Government and of the U.S. Marine Corps. While the allocation of monies focuses on dollars, this information allows for further refinement within areas requiring assignments according to need of duties or positions. The Almanac provides insight into the resources that our Corps fuses together to create the world’s premier fighting force.