Over-Representation in the U.S. Army of Minorities and Women in Career Management Fields (CMF's) 1971, 1976, 1977, and 1994
Final rept. Feb-May 1991
ARMY RECRUITING COMMAND FORT SHERIDAN IL
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This study examines why minorities and women are migrating into four Career Management Fields CMFs 71-Administration, 76-Supply, 77-Petroleum and Water, and 94-Food Service. These CMFs have a disproportionate percentage of minorities and women relative to other Army specialties. The Recruiting Command was researched for any inherent bias which might be directing minorities and women into these skill areas. Youth attitudes pertaining to work preference and military service were scrutinized to determine if minorities andor women are predisposed to these CMFs. It was found that the Recruiting Command is not encouraging minorities and women to enter these particular specialties. Also, research indicates that minorities score lower on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB test. The low ASVAB score requirements of the 4 CMFs coupled with the apparent predisposition of many minorities andor women to enlist for these types of jobs are the primary reasons for over-representation.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations