Skip to comments.Report: Too many whites, men leading military
Posted on 03/08/2011 10:17:41 AM PST by SkyPilot
WASHINGTON The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday.
Seventy-seven percent of senior officers in the active-duty military are white, while only 8 percent are black, 5 percent are Hispanic and 16 percent are women, the report by an independent panel said, quoting data from September 2008.
One barrier that keeps women from the highest ranks is their inability to serve in combat units. Promotion and job opportunities have favored those with battlefield leadership credentials.
The report ordered by Congress in 2009 calls for greater diversity in the militarys leadership so it will better reflect the racial, ethnic and gender mix in the armed forces and in American society.
Efforts over the years to develop a more equal opportunity military have increased the number of women and racial and ethnic minorities in the ranks of leadership. But, the report said, despite undeniable successes ... the armed forces have not yet succeeded in developing a continuing stream of leaders who are as diverse as the nation they serve.
This problem will only become more acute as the racial, ethnic and cultural makeup of the United States continues to change, said the report from the Military Leadership Diversity Commission, whose more than two dozen members included current and former military personnel as well as businessmen and other civilians.
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Hey, why not just make service in logistics equal in value to combat duty? Might not that solve the problem?
O.k., well..............I can’t comment intelligently to this one because it simply aggravates me to the extreme.
It’s good being 57; I won’t have to watch the unfolding of the disasters to be wrought upon much of this population.
Damn white guys volunteering all the time.
Presuming you don’t live to be 110.
What a ridiculous report.
Insanity at its best!
We’re screwed. How is it possible to combat this kind of idiocy?
I can’t wait until they do “equal outcomes” in fighter training. They tried that back in the ‘70s (assigning newly trained pilots to each commands per the command need as opposed to allowing the new grads to select from a list of available planes).
The results were predictable. Those new pilots with liberal type coordination and intelligence that got assigned to fighters soon became part of the ground.
The AF soon got back to the “old” process - rank order by talent, and assign appropriately.
Some kind of divine intervention/disaster/etc.
Seems that every person in any kind of position of influence has gone to the dark side utterly, and the few that aren’t, are scared eunuchs.
Not one R has talked about DADT removal - no one. So apparently they’re all fine with faggots ruining the military, why would they worry about more women and “people of color” without qualifications further destroying it?
That's exactly the path taken by the first female four-star, Gen. Ann Dunwoody who took over Army Materiel Command in IIRC, 2008.
Libs won’t be satisfied until both the civilian and military leadership is replete with Islamic homosexual illegal aliens.
You can always tell when the liberals are losing. They run these kind of stories to try and draw attention away from where they’re getting their heinies handed to them.
Does this mean that if a woman joins the service, she can be commanded to fight on the ground?
...and too straight.
Gees, isn’t it enough we have a halfrican CIC to surrender to dictators and tyrants around the world.
10 years and they will be bemoaning the lack of sodomites in the upper ranks. Someone will institute a program to make sure that fully 50% of the brass be queer, the same percentage as the enlisted troops.
Headline should read: “Social Engineering of US Military Not Yet Complete”
“You can always tell when the liberals are losing.”
Good point. But on the other hand, when some of us look back over the past 20-30 years it appears they are winning the “long battle”.
And, doing so essentially via a process that must be similar to herding sheep.
Problem is nobody will call the kenyan out on anything, especially with regards to “diversity”. He’s a product of affirmative action doncha know.
A coincidence our military dominates and has for a long time?
I think not.
Imagine that ... a military that values experience for its leadership, instead of skin color and sex organs.
This problem will only become more acute as the racial, ethnic and cultural makeup of the United States continues to change, said the report from the Military Leadership Diversity Commission.
Everyone reading this post spent last year working to pay taxes to cover the costs for the Military Leadership Diversity Commission and its important work. Aren't you glad your efforts weren't wasted on some stupid bullshit?
Imagine the US in a full force-on-force war, where people are being slaughtered in large numbers, and some dainty liberal flag officer steps up in front of the deployment line and says, “hold on here folks, we need to have a higher number of minorities and women shipping out for this war, so all you white guys sit down.”
See what the Left does then...
Have you seen the latest hate tape from NPR? Might want to ping your list...
Smile. I can see November 6, 2012 through the woods. . . and it's snowing.
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Most of the ranked females I've seen interviewed covered both bases.
Now I axe ya:
What other conclusion could a group with such a name come up with?
I refuse to join the military until you can assure me I will be led into battle by a blind black lesbian hoplophobic midget with diverticulitis!
This is BS
I also noticed there are not an equal percentage of retards on this website like there are on liberal websites. Is FreeRepublic trying to hog all the smart people? That’s not being very politically correct!
Do these morons understand that the military is a merit based system? If your good enough, you move up. If your not, you dont!
Maybe its just me, but I never once looked around at my leadership and thought, Damn, there too many white dudes in charge. We need a few more black, hispanic and asian guys at the top. All I cared about was if the man at the top could lead, and that he could take care of his Marines.
An affirmative action program in the military will destroy it. Period!!
The Communists/Socialists/Progessives or whatever the hell they are calling themselves these days will not be happy until the greatest military force the World has ever seen resembles a gay band camp.
The military needs a quota system, and lowered standards so blacks and women can be made Generals.
What the military really needs is to be rid of women altogether. They should go back to being WACs or Waves and let the men do the fighting.
Cream rises to the top. Cream called out for being white.
You’re smoking dope if you think CAIR, Mecha, LaRaza, NAACP, etc., will some day disband their organizations.
The damage of the 1965 Immigration Act has already been done. It’s time to cope with this new reality.
This is our military we’re talking about, it’s high time white guys start creating organizations of their own to look out for their interests. Otherwise, the US military will be neutered due to special interest groups.
It’s time to organize. This ain’t 1910 anymore. The demographics have shifted. And these other people have groups working for their families, it’s high time we do the same.
We just become more stupid every day.
OTOH, they could be trying to run off the personnel who love this country, so they will have forces more willing to fire on citizens.
It’s going to happen because there is no organization that’s going to repulse this. That’s why the liberals advance steadily, they have a gazillion organizations pushing their agenda.
What a crock.
The "idiocy" to which I was referring is the ongoing political correctness and societal engineering being perpetrated by the government on behalf of advocacy groups. It is utterly insane to believe that forced diversity is somehow a virtue and a strength, and will magically produce a result that has never occurred in all of recorded history.
It is wrong to promote, hire, or reward any person on the basis of race, color, creed, hat size, or anything other than their ability to do the job at hand better than any other available person on the planet.
Good point. But on the other hand, when some of us look back over the past 20-30 years it appears they are winning the long battle.
And, doing so essentially via a process that must be similar to herding sheep.
Far better than herding cats. And easier too.
The report ordered by Congress in 2009
So, Nazi Pelozi and Hairy Weed ordered this report, and the outcome was already authored before Congress paid this liberal racist group a few Bajillion Dollar$ of taxpayer money to write what matched their agenda.
Get a remote place, and become more self-sufficient.
Looks like the US is going to die.
Yeah, it’s hard to see how the Left is not winning. Other than the survival of the Second Amendment, name one social or cultural issue where the Left has not steadily progressed.
You could point to marriage, in that most states have voted to ban gay marriage, but so what? We are a bad day from Anthony Kennedy away from having a Sup Court imposition of gay marriage on the entire nation. And once that happens, it will never be undone, just like Roe.
So it is and will be with the military too. I mean, just look at the mindset expressed by General Casey after the Fort Hood slaughter, when he said that having less diversity (i.e. fewer Muslims in that case) in the military would be worse than the slaugther of all those people. I mean, WTF? But this is the mindset of the top ranks.
It is amazing that front line infantry, armor, artillery, and special forces units have not yet been opened up to women. In that regard you can chalk one up for our side, but it’s just a matter of time. I expect Obama to make this change before he leaves office.