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Report: Too many whites, men leading military
AP ^ | 7 March 2011 | Pauline Jelinek

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 military’s 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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1 posted on 03/08/2011 10:17:46 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Hey, why not just make service in logistics equal in value to combat duty? Might not that solve the problem?


2 posted on 03/08/2011 10:20:00 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: SkyPilot

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.


3 posted on 03/08/2011 10:20:18 AM PST by Rich21IE
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To: SkyPilot

Damn white guys volunteering all the time.


4 posted on 03/08/2011 10:21:20 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Rich21IE

Presuming you don’t live to be 110.


5 posted on 03/08/2011 10:21:43 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Rich21IE

What a ridiculous report.

Insanity at its best!


6 posted on 03/08/2011 10:22:09 AM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (Infidel Inside)
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To: SkyPilot

We’re screwed. How is it possible to combat this kind of idiocy?


7 posted on 03/08/2011 10:22:39 AM PST by SaveTheChief
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To: SkyPilot

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.


8 posted on 03/08/2011 10:25:44 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SaveTheChief

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?


9 posted on 03/08/2011 10:28:03 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Jeff Chandler
"Hey, why not just make service in logistics equal in value to combat duty? Might not that solve the problem?"

That's exactly the path taken by the first female four-star, Gen. Ann Dunwoody who took over Army Materiel Command in IIRC, 2008.

10 posted on 03/08/2011 10:28:48 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SkyPilot

Libs won’t be satisfied until both the civilian and military leadership is replete with Islamic homosexual illegal aliens.


11 posted on 03/08/2011 10:29:10 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: SkyPilot

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.


12 posted on 03/08/2011 10:29:23 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer.")
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To: SkyPilot

Does this mean that if a woman joins the service, she can be commanded to fight on the ground?


13 posted on 03/08/2011 10:29:54 AM PST by kitkat ( Obama: I sure HOPE that it's time for a CHANGE.)
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To: SkyPilot

...and too straight.


14 posted on 03/08/2011 10:30:33 AM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: SkyPilot

Gees, isn’t it enough we have a halfrican CIC to surrender to dictators and tyrants around the world.


15 posted on 03/08/2011 10:30:59 AM PST by depressed in 06 (Hope and change is share the poverty.)
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To: SkyPilot

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.


16 posted on 03/08/2011 10:32:27 AM PST by runninglips (government debt = slavery of the masses)
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To: SkyPilot
Bull, bull and bull! The military is as diverse as those who join. If someone doesn't want an MOS that's more apt to get one promoted, then don't complain when there are no slots to be filled. Yeah, go on and promote totally on the basis of race, gender and sexual orientation and see how that works out. I'm flashing back to seeing all these pregnant racially diverse troops sporting their Green Berets around Bragg. Sure, they were battle ready.
17 posted on 03/08/2011 10:37:36 AM PST by whatshotandwhatsnot
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To: SkyPilot

Headline should read: “Social Engineering of US Military Not Yet Complete”


18 posted on 03/08/2011 10:38:00 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: blueunicorn6

“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.


19 posted on 03/08/2011 10:40:34 AM PST by frog in a pot (We need a working definition of "domestic enemies" if the oath of office is to have meaning.)
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To: little jeremiah

Problem is nobody will call the kenyan out on anything, especially with regards to “diversity”. He’s a product of affirmative action doncha know.


20 posted on 03/08/2011 10:40:50 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: SkyPilot
Too many white men?

A coincidence our military dominates and has for a long time?

I think not.

21 posted on 03/08/2011 10:42:27 AM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: SkyPilot
Promotion and job opportunities have favored those with battlefield leadership credentials.

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?

22 posted on 03/08/2011 10:43:13 AM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: SkyPilot
Anyone thinking this thought process is meant to make the military more able to defend the country...?

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...

23 posted on 03/08/2011 10:43:34 AM PST by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: SkyPilot
Seventy-seven percent of senior officers in the active-duty military are white, while only 8 percent are black, 5 percent are Hispanic

From wikipedia
USA Demographics

Race/Ethnicity (2009)
White 79.6%
Black 12.9%
Asian 4.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander 0.2%
Two or more races 1.7%
Hispanic (of any race) 15.8%

24 posted on 03/08/2011 10:43:44 AM PST by FewsOrange
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To: SkyPilot

Have you seen the latest hate tape from NPR? Might want to ping your list...

http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/08/npr-executives-caught-on-tape-bashing-conservatives-and-tea-party-touting-liberals/


25 posted on 03/08/2011 10:46:17 AM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: SkyPilot
. . . The previous paragraph I just wrote in my head was deleted so I wouldn't have a stroke.

Smile. I can see November 6, 2012 through the woods. . . and it's snowing.

26 posted on 03/08/2011 10:48:08 AM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: SkyPilot

REPORT: Too Many Blacks in NBA

REPORT: Too Many Jews in Hollywood

REPORT: Too Many Southerners in NASCAR

REPORT:Too Many Asians Score High on SAT’s

REPORT: Too Many Priests in Molestation Cases

REPORT: Too Many Middle Aged White Guys Can’t Complain About Anything


27 posted on 03/08/2011 10:52:31 AM PST by Cyman
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To: runninglips
10 years and they will be bemoaning the lack of sodomites in the upper ranks.

Most of the ranked females I've seen interviewed covered both bases.

28 posted on 03/08/2011 10:54:31 AM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: SkyPilot
As I said on another thread about this - take a look at the NAME of the group;

Military Leadership Diversity Commission

Now I axe ya:
What other conclusion could a group with such a name come up with?

29 posted on 03/08/2011 10:54:33 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SkyPilot

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!


30 posted on 03/08/2011 10:55:25 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: SkyPilot

This is BS


31 posted on 03/08/2011 10:59:22 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SkyPilot

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!


32 posted on 03/08/2011 10:59:33 AM PST by 2dollarbill
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To: SkyPilot

Do these morons understand that the military is a merit based system? If your good enough, you move up. If your not, you don’t!
Maybe it’s 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.


33 posted on 03/08/2011 10:59:50 AM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: SkyPilot

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.


34 posted on 03/08/2011 11:00:14 AM PST by Venturer
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To: SkyPilot

Cream rises to the top. Cream called out for being white.


35 posted on 03/08/2011 11:19:02 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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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.


36 posted on 03/08/2011 11:22:12 AM PST by MrInvisible
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To: SaveTheChief

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.


37 posted on 03/08/2011 11:23:31 AM PST by MrInvisible
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To: SkyPilot

We just become more stupid every day.


38 posted on 03/08/2011 11:37:06 AM PST by mulligan
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To: SkyPilot
In general, the officers in the military have at least a 4 year college degree. Their ranks reflect the graduation output of the colleges. Are we going to "dumb down" the standards to shift the demographics? We've tried that in the schools already. It's an abysmal failure.
39 posted on 03/08/2011 11:38:04 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: SkyPilot

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.


40 posted on 03/08/2011 11:41:36 AM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: Myrddin

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.


41 posted on 03/08/2011 11:43:17 AM PST by MrInvisible
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To: SkyPilot

What a crock.


42 posted on 03/08/2011 11:44:19 AM PST by Mark was here (It's either Obama or America. There cannot be both.)
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To: SaveTheChief
To clarify my #7...

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.

43 posted on 03/08/2011 11:44:44 AM PST by SaveTheChief
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To: Da Coyote
AMEN.
44 posted on 03/08/2011 11:59:54 AM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: frog in a pot
To: blueunicorn6
“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.
Far better than herding cats. And easier too.

45 posted on 03/08/2011 12:07:22 PM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: MrInvisible
I grew up in a Navy family. My dad retired as a Commander after 26 1/2 years. Over his career, I watched the Navy morph into something I had no desire to pursue by the time I had graduated from college. The turning point occurred about the time Zumwalt became CNO.
46 posted on 03/08/2011 12:22:03 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: whatshotandwhatsnot
Yup. Did you catch this also?

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.

47 posted on 03/08/2011 12:35:53 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Get a remote place, and become more self-sufficient.


48 posted on 03/08/2011 12:53:29 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: SkyPilot

Looks like the US is going to die.


49 posted on 03/09/2011 6:38:26 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: frog in a pot; blueunicorn6

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.


50 posted on 03/09/2011 5:05:55 PM PST by Aetius
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