Study on Reducing Barriers to Minority Participation in Elite Units in the Armed Services

February, 2024
IDA document: P-33194
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents , Human Capital
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Dina Eliezer, Jordan R. Marcusse, Ashlie M. Williams, Dave I. Cotting, Joseph F. Adams, Caroline R. Earle, Juliana Esposito, Ashkay Jain, Anthony L. Johnson, Nigel J. Mease, Carrington A. Metts, Heidi C. Reutter See more authors
This IDA paper examines the racial, ethnic, and gender composition of Special Operation Forces, aviation, Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance, and Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Teams. It also assesses progress on past recommendations and analyzes the results of focus groups in order to understand the barriers and facilitators to minority participation that exist throughout the career cycle.