Total Military

2012 Credit Reports

Total Military
Checked Credit Report62%
Did Not Check35%

Total Military by Branch

Checked Credit Report

Checked Credit Report
Army70%
Navy69%
Air Force59%
Guard, Reserve58%
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Credit scores can impact borrowing on all levels of purchases—from a payment plan for a new home appliance to even the mortgage for a house. Awareness of one’s credit score can lead to better practices that will improve their score—or help flag potential fraud on their credit accounts.

The majority of service members surveyed have checked their credit reports, a practice encouraged by the Department of Defense.