The Resource Barriers to minority participation in special operations forces, Margaret C. Harrell [and others]

Barriers to minority participation in special operations forces, Margaret C. Harrell [and others]

Label
Barriers to minority participation in special operations forces
Title
Barriers to minority participation in special operations forces
Statement of responsibility
Margaret C. Harrell [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This report assesses minority representation and recruiting in special operations forces (SOF). It examines the extent of underrepresentation of minorities in SOF and the reasons for it and provides recommendations to help improve such underrepresentation. The authors used personnel data from the U.S. Special Operations Command and the various component commands to portray the racial/ethnic composition of SOF and compared it to the racial/ethnic composition of different comparison groups. The study found that minorities are, indeed, underrepresented in SOF -- especially blacks. Barriers to joining SOF consisted of structural barriers such as the ASVAB score cutoffs and the swimming requirement, perceptual barriers such as lack of knowledge and community support and lack of identification with SOF, as well as a possible lack of interest in SOF. The authors offer several recommendations to overcome these barriers
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
UB417
LC item number
.B37 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harrell, Margaret C
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • USA
  • United States
  • United States
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • Nationale Minderheit
Label
Barriers to minority participation in special operations forces, Margaret C. Harrell [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Are Minorities Underrepresented in SOF? -- Ch. 3. Barriers to Minority Participation in the Assessment and Training Process -- Ch. 4. Qualitative Methodology -- Ch. 5. Perceptions of SOF and a SOF Career as Barriers to Participation -- Ch. 6. Lack of Individual Knowledge and Community Support of SOF as a Barrier to Participation -- Ch. 7. Lack of Identification as a Barrier to Participation -- Ch. 8. Swimming Requirement as a Barrier to Participation -- Ch. 9. Lack of Interest in SOF as a Barrier to Minority Participation -- Ch. 10. Service Efforts to Increase Minority Representation in SOF -- Ch. 11. Conclusions and Recommendations -- App. A. SOF: Background and Missions -- App. B. SOF Assessment and Training -- App. C. Defining Source Populations for SOF -- App. D. Comparisons of SOF With Selected Civilian Organizations -- App. E. Analysis of Army SFAS Data, FY94-FY97 -- App. F. Protocols for Focus Group Discussions
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 139 pages
Isbn
9780585246499
Lccn
99036517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41620907
  • (OCoLC)ocm41620907
Label
Barriers to minority participation in special operations forces, Margaret C. Harrell [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Are Minorities Underrepresented in SOF? -- Ch. 3. Barriers to Minority Participation in the Assessment and Training Process -- Ch. 4. Qualitative Methodology -- Ch. 5. Perceptions of SOF and a SOF Career as Barriers to Participation -- Ch. 6. Lack of Individual Knowledge and Community Support of SOF as a Barrier to Participation -- Ch. 7. Lack of Identification as a Barrier to Participation -- Ch. 8. Swimming Requirement as a Barrier to Participation -- Ch. 9. Lack of Interest in SOF as a Barrier to Minority Participation -- Ch. 10. Service Efforts to Increase Minority Representation in SOF -- Ch. 11. Conclusions and Recommendations -- App. A. SOF: Background and Missions -- App. B. SOF Assessment and Training -- App. C. Defining Source Populations for SOF -- App. D. Comparisons of SOF With Selected Civilian Organizations -- App. E. Analysis of Army SFAS Data, FY94-FY97 -- App. F. Protocols for Focus Group Discussions
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 139 pages
Isbn
9780585246499
Lccn
99036517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41620907
  • (OCoLC)ocm41620907

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