Decline of African American Enlistment in the United States Army
Monograph 7 Jan-5 Dec 2008
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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This monograph will argue that Black Americans, who have historically enlisted in the Army in overwhelming proportions with respect to national populations, are now pursuing other opportunities outside of the Army. The U.S. Army and African Americans have shared a unique and somewhat dependent relationship. At one point, African Americans, who were less than 12 percent of the U.S. population, represented more than 30 percent of the U.S. Armys population. In recent years, African American enlistment has dropped to about 13 percent and constitutes less than 17 percent of the total force structure.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations