DOD Wants More Hispanics

Pentagon leaders are trying to diversify the military and the civilian workforce of the Department of Defense, Clarence Johnson told an audience at a luncheon and awards ceremony hosted by Latina Style magazine in Washington, D.C. Hispanic representation in the military has doubled since the 1980s, said Johnson, who is a top equal opportunity official, with the group representing some nine percent of all active duty forces. However, he said “Hispanics must be better represented in the leadership ranks.”