Year: 2013 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.(2013).43(3):274Ð278. DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12013 SIEC No: 20130755

Suicide risk based on occupational cohorts within the U.S. military was investigated. Rates of suicide based on military occupational categories were computed for the Department of Defense (DoD) active component population between 2001 and 2010. The combined infantry, gun crews, and seamanship specialist group was at increased risk of suicide compared to the overall military population even when adjusted for gender, age, and deployment history. The results provide useful information that can help inform the DoD’s suicide prevention mission. Data limitations and recommended areas for future research are discussed.