ERIC Number: ED117331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
U.S. Armed Forces Minority Officer Procurement. Technical Report No. 75-23.
Bernardeau, Christine; And Others
Findings regarding minority officer procurement in the Armed Forces are analyzed in terms of concepts and standards regarding minority officer representation and of methods for achieving minority representation goals. Chapter 1, Concepts and Standards of Representation, discusses sociopolitical and socioeconomic criteria subdivided through the use of basic demographic variables. Chapter 2, Minority Officer Representation: Status and Objectives, presents a statistical analysis of the current composition of the officer corps in terms of end strengths, loss patterns, and accession patterns with a summary of objectives set by each Service. Chapter 3, Simulation Models, describes Army sources of procurement, compares them with other Services, and discusses simulated methods for achieving Army minority officer goals. The analysis is supplemented by 4 charts, 7 graphs, and 46 tables. Major findings indicate: a lack of coordinated Department of Defense policy regarding minority officer accession; no significant educational gap between minority and white officers; minority officers are in predominantly lower ranks, with lower loss rates; minority officer accession percentages are increasing for the Navy, Air Force, and the Marine Corps, with Army accession variable; and the Army simulation model of officer sources of procurement indicates that the Army can reach any procurement level it defines. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Defense, Washington, DC. Manpower Requirements and Analysis.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.