Thursday, October 31, 2013

Are Diversity And Inclusion Critical To U.S. Military Mission Success?

Photo: Jessica L. Wright. Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (U.S. Department of Defense)

Pentagon’s Chief Personnel and Readiness Officer: Diversity and Inclusion Critical to Mission Success -- Sterling Beard, NRO

Jessica L. Wright, the acting under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said today that the Defense Department must maintain its commitment to diversity and inclusion, which contribute to mission success.

She asserted that diversity helps civilian and military employees perform well because they “represent the nation in our workforce.”

The Defense Department not only talks “about diversity in terms of race and gender, and ethnicity, but it is much more than that in my mind,” Wright said. She declared that diversity included “your thought process, how you grew up, [and] what you can add to the greater good because of your background.”

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My Comment: I am speechless .... but I am not alone .... there are over 1000 comments in the above NRO piece from many equally shocked and angry readers.

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