In the vietnam era, the army suffered from three major flaws: poorly trained non-commissioned officers, drugs, and racial tension the victory in the gulf suggested to the american public that these flaws were fixed and, indeed, two were.
At fort eustis, virginia, july 12 through 14, the army's training and doctrine command convened the 2016 army diversity summit to examine the reasons why the top tiers of leadership remain so homogeneous while much of the rest of the army has become increasingly diverse.
Watch the video — “seeing beyond the surface (discovering how diversity makes us strong)” this five-minute video provides an overview of army diversity and why it makes the army a stronger, more adaptive force.
Leadership is taught from the day soldiers arrive at basic training and continues at the basic officer leader courses, at training rotations at the combat training centers, and at the army war. The commission on officer diversity and advancement recommended that the service create an office in the headquarters, department of the army (hqda), to oversee all diversity issues for both soldiers and department of the army civilian employees.
At the general-officer rank — or so-called flag-officers in the navy — the level of military diversity diminishes considerably as of 2009, the army was the most diverse service, with minorities making up roughly 10 percent of its generals.
Diversity of the leadership in the united states army officer corps is important as the army is an ambassador or representation of our society the army represents freedom and the us way of life the army must be as diverse as the population that the army represents. One of these key forces is the congressionally-mandated military leadership diversity commission (mldc) final report this report, founded on rigorous research, presents mldc’s main findings and recommends policies and practices to develop future military leaders who represent the changing face of america.