Army National Guard African-American Officers: Making Them More Competitive
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Over the past two decades, the career progression of African-American Army Officers - their representation in the officers corps, and their rates of promotion - has been an area of strategic concern for the force. This Strategy Research Project SRP examines the career status and progress of African-American officers in the Army National Guard ARNG. It is built on several recent monographs which found that Black Officers are falling behind their white counterparts in promotions at and above the rank of lieutenant colonel at a disconcerting rate. This SRP examines the current status of African-American officers in the Army National Guard based on analysis of institutional data. It examines how well senior African-American officers are faring at the highest levels and examines the reasons for their successes or failures. This SRP offers recommendations to the ARNG senior leadership for ways to improve the overall readiness of the ARNG by building a more competitive corps of African-American Officers.
- Administration and Management
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations