Accession Number:

ADA281133

Title:

Navy Pattern-of-Misconduct Discharges: A Study of Potential Racial Effects

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1991-Sept 1992

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to investigate the equity of pattern- of-misconduct discharges for blacks and whites. The Enlisted Training Tracking File and Field Service Records were used to obtain career information and discipline data for a random sample of 322 white and 293 black men who were discharged for pattern of misconduct in fiscal year 1992. The results of this study were 1 Differences found in the general characteristics of blacks and whites in this sample reflect those found Navy-wide and in another equity-in- discipline report. 2 Race did not consistently affect the number of disciplinary actions that an individual was awarded before being discharged, the speed with which an administrative discharge was initiated, or the dischargees character of separation. 3 Differences were detected in the types of violations that led to the disciplinary actions and the types and degree of punishment that were awarded. 4 As was found in two previous studies, blacks violated Article 91-Insubordinate conduct-proportionately more often than did whites. 5 The statistically significant results did not reveal a trend favoring blacks or whites. Thus, on average, blacks and whites who are discharged for patterns of misconduct are treated comparably. Discipline, Non- judicial punishment, Court-martial, Equal opportunity, Blacks, race, Discharges separation, Attrition

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE