Joint Chiefs Chairman Calls for Greater Diversity

Calls attention to disparity among pilots and senior officers of the Armed Forces.

On Wednesday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Mark Milley said that the United States needs to improve its racial equality within the Armed Forces. General Milley stated that among the ranks of Air Force pilots and senior officers there is a serious lack of black individuals who would be qualified for the job. “We must get better,” he said. 

General Milley pointed out that when the current chief of staff of the Air Force was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1984 only two percent of all pilots were black. Today that percentage remains unchanged. Additionally, only two of the 41 four-star generals are black. As a whole, 20% of the military is made up of African Americans. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to accomplish His will as U.S. military leaders evaluate equality in the armed forces. 
  • For wisdom for General Milley as he heads the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 
  • For the Joint Chiefs to seeks God’s guidance on the best way to lead the military and advise the Commander in Chief. 

Sources: AP, The Hill


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