Skip to comments.Military diversity group says there are too many white men on top
Posted on 03/08/2011 7:44:23 AM PST by mandaladon
As if the military did not have enough to worry about with two wars, troops around the globe and members of Congress calling for the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya (a de facto act of war), the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC) Monday released a report informing those in uniform that there are too many white men in their uppermost ranks.
Ordered by Congress in the 2009 National Defense Authorization Act, the report seeks to increase diversity.
The commissions recommendations support two overriding and related objectives: (1) that the Armed Forces systematically develop a demographically diverse leadership and (2) that the services pursue a broader approach to diversity that includes the range of backgrounds, skill sets and personal attributes that are necessary to enhancing military performance, the report reads.
According to the document, 77 percent of active duty senior officers are white, 8 percent are black, 5 percent are Hispanic and 16 percent are women something that needs to change, according to the MLDC.
Leveraging diversity as a vital strategic military resource will require the commitment, vision, and know-how of leaders at every level, the report continues. Without this commitment to instill respect for diversity as a core value, the needed cultural change may not take place.
To that end the commission has provided 20 recommendations to cure the military of its white male scourge including increasing the eligibility pool, making diversity a priority, allow women in combat, instituting more outreach efforts, implementing diversity strategic plans and requiring official explanations when a minority or woman is not nominated to 3- and 4-star positions.
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Without this commitment to instill respect for diversity as a core value, the needed cultural change may not take place. and who says we need “cultural change” WTF? what we need is a change of administration.
“white male scourge”
these people hate the country and themselves.
...But I thought that quotas were illegal!? /s
I KNEW the repeal of "don't ask don't tell" was only the beginning! Now they want to distate the POSITIONS people use!
And there are too many black men in the NBA, so what.
Sun Tzu always taught that there must be diversity among the leadership /s
...it’s a sad commentary on the state of American manhood that women are considered for ground combat....especially against Muslim men...they won’t pay much attention to the Geneva convention when they take women prisoners...the gang rape of that woman CBS reporter in Egypt was just a little dress rehersal of what’s to come.
The (political) leadership of the US Military I are aholes.
That’s what I have learned from this last year (of Congress and the President messing with it).
Well,the Army was working hard to get Maj Hassan to the top before he accidentally discharged his weapon. /s/
I've got a cultural change idea for ya: this country was founded and WON by Christian White Males....to the victor go the spoils.
Deal with it.
They already got fudgepackers into the Army, and they want more of this liberal garbage?
The degradation of the military is well underway.
So ridiculous. Colin Powell was at the top under George HW Bush..... before diversity became fashionable. These people make me sick.
I respect sun tzu but there is no room for affirmative action in selecting our military leaders. At the same time, there’s no room for a good old boy’s club either.
the White Hut is desperate...race race race....ever since Powell went over to the dark side, rats have lost their portion of patriotism. We have West, and they can’t figure out how to attack him....not because he’s black,because he would destroy them with words and facts.
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