According to CNN on January 31, an analysis of the Pentagon and court records showed that 21 of the first 150 people arrested in the January 6 congressional shock were active-duty soldiers or veterans, accounting for 14% of the total.
This proportion is more than twice that of active-duty military and veterans in the adult population of the United States.
Of the 21 people, 2 are reported to be from the Army and 2 are National Guard soldiers. The remaining 17 have previously served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Air Force.
In addition, according to some information obtained by CNN, several veterans are associated with the far-right organization Proud Boys, one of whom is a former army soldier named Joseph Randall Biggs, who is one of the leaders of Proud Boys.
In the criminal indictment, federal investigators said Biggs was one of the first people to enter the Capitol.