Accession Number : ADA600647


Title :   Diversity and Black Officer Integration in the U.S. Marine Corps for 2011 and Beyond


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Doctor, Jr, William


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a600647.pdf


Report Date : 06 May 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 63


Abstract : General Amos' 2010 Planning Guidance lists improving diversity throughout the Marine Corps as one of four top priorities. This paper focuses on the need to address the declining number of black officers in the Marine Corps. The Commandant's strategy for USMC diversity invokes a top--down approach. This approach is critical if necessary change is to occur. To date, the Marine Corps has not kept pace with the Department of Defense regarding the integration of black officers. The Marine Corps should seek to be at the forefront in every aspect of military service. In order to accomplish this, our leaders must believe that diversity is needed and must ensure this sentiment is passed down. The intent of this paper is to challenge efficiencies and effectiveness of USMC diversity, as it pertains to black officers, and identify the changes that are required as we approach a future of changing demographics in America.


Descriptors :   *AFRICAN AMERICANS , *MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL , *MILITARY HISTORY , *OFFICER PERSONNEL , DEMOGRAPHY , INTEGRATION , MILITARY PLANNING , PERCEPTION , PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT) , RECRUITING


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE