The Combat Aviation Battalion I drill with, like most line battalions is commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel and has fewer than two dozen commissioned officers (lieutenants, captains and majors). Because we are an aviation unit, there are also a few dozen warrant officers. From Sunday night until last night I was in Washington DC at the Biotechnology Industry Conference--a trade show for the the biotech industry. I had several occasions to ride the Metro, the DC subway system. Lots of officers ride the Metro from every branch of the US military. I am sure I never saw an enlisted man of any branch. I guess in the area of DC and northern Virginia, there are more officers than enlisted men.
I've been to DC many times. I guess I did not pay attention to the rank of the uniformed subway riders before.
Next time I ride the Metro, I'll see if I can find at least one enlisted soldier.