Accession Number : ADA510002


Title :   Decline of African American Enlistment in the United States Army


Descriptive Note : Monograph 7 Jan-5 Dec 2008


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Neal, Alexis A


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a510002.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 52


Abstract : This monograph will argue that Black Americans, who have historically enlisted in the Army in overwhelming proportions with respect to national populations, are now pursuing other opportunities outside of the Army. The U.S. Army and African Americans have shared a unique and somewhat dependent relationship. At one point, African Americans, who were less than 12 percent of the U.S. population, represented more than 30 percent of the U.S. Army's population. In recent years, African American enlistment has dropped to about 13 percent and constitutes less than 17 percent of the total force structure.


Descriptors :   *RECRUITING , *AFRICAN AMERICANS , *ARMY PERSONNEL , EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY , REDUCTION , ENLISTED PERSONNEL , CAREERS , EDUCATION


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE