Accession Number : ADA293306

Title :   Equal Opportunity. DOD Studies on Discrimination in the Military.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA293306

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : Department of Defense (DOD) policy holds that discrimination that adversely affects persons based on race, gender, or other factors, is counterproductive to combat readiness. You expressed concern that inequality of treatment and opportunity is a problem in the military and requested that we assist you in determining the scope and nature of the problem. In response to your request, we initiated three reviews of equal opportunity issues. In this report, we identify studies done, sponsored, or commissioned by DOD during the past 20 years on discrimination in the military. We summarized but did not evaluate the studies and, if applicable, determined the status of any recommendations. In the other two reviews, we are examining the services' (1) systems for handling discrimination complaints from active-duty servicemembers and (2) efforts to detect and resolve apparent racial and gender disparities in certain personnel decisions. These issues will be reported on separately. jg p. 2

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *DISCRIMINATION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DECISION MAKING, HANDLING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE