#1 Army worried too many white men lead combat units, racial diversity lacking by Cincinnatus 11.09.2014 22:51


Seriously? Forget the dangers posed by ISIS. Ignore Russian expansionism. Brush off any concerns about growing Chinese bellicosity. This, my friends, is what our modern Army is concerned about.

"U.S. Army sociologists are worried that a lack of black officers leading its combat troops will have detrimental effect on minorities and lead to fewer black officers in top leadership posts.

“The issue exists. The leadership is aware of it,” Brig. Gen. Ronald Lewis toldUSA Today on Thursday. “The leadership does have an action plan in place. And it’s complicated.”

The Army reports that only 10 percent of its active-duty officers are black, which has contributed to its dearth of black officers leading soldiers with occupational specialties in infantry, armor and artillery.

“It certainly is a problem for several reasons,” Col. Irving Smith, director of sociology at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, told USA Today. “First we are a public institution. And as a public institution we certainly have more of a responsibility to our nation than a private company to reflect it. In order to maintain their trust and confidence, the people of America need to know that the Army is not only effective but representative of them.”"

By golly, Colonel Smith is just so, so right. I don't lose sleep over whether our Army is prepared to deal with a threatening world. I worry constantly, though, about whether or not it is racially, sexually, religiously, educationally, culturally, color of hairily, and anything else I missed diverse enough. This has got to be addressed stat.


#2 RE: Army worried too many white men lead combat units, racial diversity lacking by PzLdr 11.09.2014 23:06


PC is going to DESTROY us!

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