Accession Number:

ADA017719

Title:

U. S. Armed Forces Minority Officer Procurement

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1975-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

This report discusses different concepts of minority officer representation in the Armed Forces and their correlative standards, and a method to achieve Army minority officer goals. The perception of the amount of minority representation in the officer ranks depends upon the standard chosen. Minority officer end strength analysis discloses that 1 There is no significant gap in educational attainment between white and minority officers and there is an upward trend toward better education among all officers 2 Minority officers are crowded in lower ranks and 3 ROTC and OCS play important roles in building minority officer strength. Minority officer loss analysis discloses that there are smaller minority officer loss rates than white loss rates. Minority officer accession percentages have increased since FY1970 for the Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, while Army minority officer accession shows yearly variation. The Army simulation model of officer procurement sources proves Army ability to reach any level of minority officer representation it defines. The Army Affirmative Actions Plan AAP goals in both procurement program enrollment and accession will overshoot the AAP CY1985 minority officer end strength goals, but the desired minority officer composition by source of procurement will not be met.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE