Posted on Apr 21, 2014
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DoD embraces diversity for several reasons. The under represented minorities often included in diversity criteria includes African Americans, Mexican-Americans, Native Americans (American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians), Pacific Islanders, Puerto Ricans and South Asians.

In your experience, does diversity participation aid military missions accomplishments ?

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SFC Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
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Personally, I'd like to replace the "strength through diversity" campaigns with "strength through competence" campaigns. I think we should give that a try for a while..
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I completely agree. I think the strength of the Army should be Be, Know, Do.
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I want to be surrounded by the right people for the job. I don't care what color they are, or what plumbing they have, I just want to know that they can do the job and I can rely on them. If I have that, I'm happy.

The enemy cares not for our human resource statistics.

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I normally couldn't care less about diversity. If the service member is qualified for a position then let them have it, doesnt matter what creed or sex they come from. However, I was recently looked over for a very favorable oppourtunity because they wanted a female in the position, even though I was more than qualified. Though, maybe its becuase i have a sour taste in my mouth that im talking like this but i've spoken with a couple of "senior" people who were screening for the position and they've all said that I should have been picked but with the political outcry for females in higher positions they gave the job to a female. So now diversity is a little irritating. Ill get over it soon, but still.....
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Talent, in whatever form (race/sex) should be sought out.  There can be no question that a closed minded leader will fail.  We all come from a  Country that prides itself on the stance that you can do whatever you set your mind to.  Our ranks are diverse, as are our services.  That being said, not all jobs can be done by all people (myself included).
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