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By Margaret C. Harrell

This file assesses minority illustration and recruiting in certain operations forces (SOF). It examines the level of underrepresentation of minorities in SOF and the explanations for it and offers suggestions to assist enhance such underrepresentation. The authors used body of workers information from the U.S. certain Operations Command and a few of the part instructions to painting the racial/ethnic composition of SOF and in comparison it to the racial/ethnic composition of other comparability teams. The learn discovered that minorities are, certainly, underrepresented in SOF--especially blacks. obstacles to becoming a member of SOF consisted of structural limitations equivalent to the ASVAB rating cutoffs and the swimming requirement, perceptual obstacles resembling lack of awareness and neighborhood aid and shortage of identity with SOF, in addition to a potential loss of curiosity in SOF. The authors supply numerous options to beat those barriers.

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