Glass Ceiling Theory In The Military

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After World War II, many blacks came back a faces the same segregation and racism that they fought for. This time in history has be coined the double V—“victory at abroad and victory at home” This was due to the fact, U.S. had defeated Nazi Germany and the segregation that plagued the Army was officially acknowledged and finally the laws that have been enacted to oppress blacks have be laid to rest. In 1948, President Truman issued Executive Order 9981. ““Establishing the President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services,” officially declared that "there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin.”.”
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. . a job or career option”. In recent years blacks join the military as a means for upward; desiring skills, traits and knowledge that can be transferred to the civilian job market; thus leading blacks to choose jobs in transportation, food services, military police or finance, these being the traditional support roles, which were forced upon them still the 1500s. Although, blacks are joining with the notion to get out of the inner city ghettos and are selecting Army jobs, with the idea of leaving the military, with attributes that will allow them to have plentiful job opportunities in the civilian side. Do they have no knowledge to the fact that their ancestors were forced in those jobs because they were deemed undignified? And are the members of promotion board made aware of the fact that these jobs are viewed in that light. Since, American history still to this day fails to mention the great success of blacks throughout the wars and conflicts and usually blacks come from areas where education is not a focus or to the standard of there wealthier white counterparts; maybe blacks do not know that picking jobs like they do is the Achilles tendon for success in the …show more content…
There is no doubt that there exist institutional and individual bias in promotion board process.” In order to have an increase in blacks as general officers, would be to (1) make the promotion board more transparent, allowing the members to understand the promotion criteria in which the board members base their selection on. (2) remove any indication of the officers assign branch/job and (3) remove the members’ Army official photo. These changes here could drastically change the out come of the members that they select. Not having any job/branch assignment would remove the any bias that may be leaked with a ‘low’ level position that carries with it ‘undignified’ or less ‘prestige’. All officers are initially trained to be a soldier first and an officer second; it is always understood that an officer can and should be prepared to command at any level any any position. The photo being attached with a members’ promotion packet, invites personal bias, stereotypes or any other frivolous reasons to not select

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