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By Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Harry J. Thie, Scott Naftel, Marisa Adelson

Analyses of knowledge on carrier academy entrants express that, even though the chances of ladies and nonwhite entrants have elevated, those teams are likely to graduate and whole their preliminary provider legal responsibility at reduce premiums than their opposite numbers. besides the fact that, in contemporary cohorts, those teams confirmed better commencement premiums. The examine ended in numerous ideas for the U.S. division of protection to help provider efforts to extend range.

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Chapter Six describes the service academies’ own action plans for improving the diversity of admissions, and Chapter Seven contains selected findings and recommendations from the literature on improving diversity in organizations. Chapter Eight presents conclusions and outlines some steps that DoD might consider to support the services in their efforts to improve diversity, both in the academies and in the officer corps. Appendix A presents an alternative way of looking at continuation rates: It displays the continuation rates by gender and race/ ethnicity using graduates who had completed their ISO as the denominator.

S. S. S. S. military service academies. House Report 110279 requested that the Secretary of Defense conduct a comprehensive assessment of the recruiting efforts, admissions policies, graduation rates, and career success rates with respect to the diversity of entrants and graduates at the service academies: the United States Military Academy (USMA), the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), and the United States Naval Academy (USNA). This monograph examines data on the academies’ classes over the past ten years to evaluate past trends and current standings.

A third section of this chapter presents data on civilian college graduation rates to provide context for the academy graduation rates discussed later. All Officers The total number of officers was a little over 212,000 in 1997, and this declined by about 4 percent to approximately 204,000 by 2007. 1 shows the total number of officers by service over the period 1997–2007. Over this period, both the Army and the Marine Corps increased the size of their officer corps. The Army increased from approximately 68,000 officers in 1997 to 71,000 in 2007, and the Marine Corps increased from 16,000 officers to a little less than 18,000.

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