By Margaret C. Harrell

This document assesses minority illustration and recruiting in distinctive operations forces (SOF). It examines the level of underrepresentation of minorities in SOF and the explanations for it and offers options to aid increase such underrepresentation. The authors used team of workers information from the U.S. specific Operations Command and some of the part instructions to painting the racial/ethnic composition of SOF and in comparison it to the racial/ethnic composition of alternative comparability teams. The research discovered that minorities are, certainly, underrepresented in SOF--especially blacks. boundaries to becoming a member of SOF consisted of structural limitations equivalent to the ASVAB rating cutoffs and the swimming requirement, perceptual limitations similar to lack of understanding and neighborhood aid and absence of id with SOF, in addition to a potential loss of curiosity in SOF. The authors provide numerous options to beat those barriers.

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