Accession Number:

ADA242124

Title:

The Changing Demographics of the Black American Male Population in 2010 and its Impact on the United States Army Officer Corps

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis Aug 1990-Jun 1991

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-06-07

Pagination or Media Count:

196.0

Abstract:

The research hypothesis is that the percentage of black male Army officers is significantly less than the percentage of black males in the 18-24 age group in the United States. This study examines the effects of population, crime and prisons, families, income, education, and the Armys planned reduction of forces on the 18-24 year old population of black males in the year 2010, as well as the impact of those effects on the U.S. Army officer corps. The research hypothesis was proven by showing that 9.9 percent of male Army officers are black, whereas 13.8 percent of the 18-24 male age group in the U.S. is black. The study further concludes that there will be a 0.4 percent increase in the number of qualified 18-24 year old black males in 2010. The study concludes that the reduction of forces and decline in Historically Black College and University production of black male officers will cause the percentage of black male officers to decline 5 percent annually. The study finds that 78 percent of black male officers surveyed have a positive perception of their Army careers, and that they can have a positive impact on the pool of qualified 18-24 year old black males. The study recommends that the Army must recruit, train, and commission more black males in the 18-24 age group. This will increase the percentage of black male officers so that they will be more representative of the 18-24 year old black male population in the United States.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE