A Comparative Examination of Minority Participation within the United States Navy Officer Corps.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis examines the minority participation in the Navy officer corps, 1973 to 1983. Some comparisons of the experiences of white officers, and of the officer corps of other services, are introduced as yardsticks for the Navy minority experience. A brief history of minority military participation prior to the inception of the All-Volunteer Force AVF is presented. Demographic trends observable within the American population are presented and compared with planned manpower requirements for the next ten years. A brief description of minority experience in the Navy Officer Corps during the AVF is presented. A comparison of sources of entry of minority officers into the military, and how the Navy differes from the other services, as well as the significance of such a difference, are presented. An examination of perceptions and career intentions of minority officers in the Navy and how they differ from those of minorities in other branches of the service are presented.
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