Accession Number:

ADA237314

Title:

Over-Representation in the U.S. Army of Minorities and Women in Career Management Fields (CMF's) 1971, 1976, 1977, and 1994

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb-May 1991

Corporate Author:

ARMY RECRUITING COMMAND FORT SHERIDAN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE