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The Navy SEAL’s are looking to add More Diversity to its ranks…

 

Well look at this….

The SEAL’s have come to see that white guys with steel eyes and crew cuts aren’t gonna be TOO hard to spot and ID as Special Operators in Africa or Asia…

I comment the Navy for getting on the ball and reaching out for MORE diversity in the Special Operations ranks…

It can only Help the units….

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The homepage of the SEALs’ recruiting website

In nature, most seals are black, with relatively few white ones. The Navy’s SEALs have exactly the opposite problem – they’re overwhelmingly white, with hardly any blacks. So they’re trying to do something about it.

It’s a fundamental challenge in a democracy with an all-volunteer force: recruits may be drawn from all segments of society, but elite military units – and none is more elite these days than the SEALs, following their dispatch of Osama bin Laden last May – tend to draw from small pools of talent. For the SEALs, that includes athletic young men who are smart and good in the water. For whatever reason, that has led to an overwhelmingly white SEAL force.

Say the SEALs:

Gaps exist in minority representation in both officer and enlisted ranks for Special Warfare operators. Diverse officers represent only ten percent of the officer pool (for example, African Americans represent less than 2% of SEAL officers). Diverse enlisted SEALs account for less than twenty percent of the total SEAL enlisted population. Naval Special Warfare is committed to fielding a force that represents the demographics of the nation it serves. This contract initiative seeks effective strategies to introduce high potential candidates from diverse backgrounds to the opportunities available in Naval Special Warfare.

The SEALs are considering hiring help to attract thousands of “minority males in the 16–24 year-old target age range” to become SEALs. “This contract will create a mechanism to enhance Naval Special Warfare’s ability to conduct outreach, raise awareness, mentor, and increase self-selection to a career as a SEAL within minority communities,” a recently-posted draft contract solicitation says.

The Navy isn’t seeking only black SEALs: “Challenges for minority recruitment also exist in the Hispanic, Asian Pacific Islander (API), Native American, and Arab American populations among others,” the announcement notes. “Given shifting demographics, these gaps in representation need to be corrected to ensure continued access. There are sustainment, societal, educational, and operational drawbacks to failing to correct this disparity.”

Ain’t that the truth. U.S. special operators have long acknowledged they face challenges mixing in with foreign populations because they look so American. The SEALs acknowledge as much: “Traditional SEAL Team demographics will not support some of the emerging mission elements that will be required,” it says.

Two pictures highlight the challenge:

On the cover of the latest issue of Newsweek are 10 SEALs. All of them appear to be Caucasian. That’s the reality.

But when you go to the SEALs’ recruiting website, there are only two SEALs. Both of them appear to be African-American.

That’s the desire…..

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February 27, 2012 Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Military, Politics, Updates | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

U.S. Military Special Operators are working in Yemen…….

This one goes in the ……’I’m note surprised’ column….

The Dog….wondered out loud….. a while ago here….. that in all probability…… U.S. Special Operations Units (Green Berets, Delta’s and Navy Seal’s along with  Air force and Marines Special Ops people also) were probably ‘doing their thing’ in Yemen…….

Turns out the Dog wasn’t far off the mark…….

The operations, approved by President Obama and begun six weeks ago, involve several dozen troops from the U.S. military’s clandestine Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), whose main mission is tracking and killing suspected terrorists. The American advisers do not take part in raids in Yemen, but help plan missions, develop tactics and provide weapons and munitions.* Highly sensitive intelligence is being shared with the Yemeni forces, including electronic and video surveillance, as well as three-dimensional terrain maps and detailed analysis of the al-Qaeda network.

As part of the operations, Obama approved a Dec. 24 strike against a compound where a U.S. citizen, Anwar al-Aulaqi, was thought to be meeting with other regional al-Qaeda leaders. Although he was not the focus of the strike and was not killed, he has since been added to a shortlist of U.S. citizens specifically targeted for killing or capture by the JSOC, military officials said. The officials, like others interviewed for this article, spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the operations.

If one follow’s the movement of the bad guys around the Middle East……the path will lead to Yemen and Somali….no doubt…..When the Under states set up an African Command a year or so ago…you knew the spot light was turning on the movement of terroists…..from Iraq to Aftghanistan…..to Yemen…to Somali and points South in Africa…..

The President who has been criticized for his response to terrorism has authorized the United States Military to seek terroists…even American born ones wherever they go…..and to capture or neutralize them…..

And so President Obama  continue’s the hunt started after 9/11 by President Bush to persecute those wishing to inflict harm on Americans….here or abroad…..

Will it ever end?

The link for the story…..

* The Dog does not believe this statement for one second…they go…..bet on it!…...

This is from the same people who told us….. American troops were not on the ground...yea…sure!

January 27, 2010 Posted by | Aircraft, Breaking News, Government, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The war comes to Yemen……

Well… what do you know?……Sen. Lieberman mentions Yemen and the New York Times writes the story……

It turns out…. like I said in my earlier post on the senators remarks….. that the CIA IS operating there (and so are the military’s Special Ops people)…..

It used to be quietly to world (the people there… good and bad, of course, know who they are)….but now that they have made the New York Times…I’m sure there will be danger craving reporters going there, to get interviews, and pictures for the “news at 10” programs……

More to come….I’m sure………

December 27, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Military, Politics, Travel | , , , , , | 4 Comments

The ‘Biden Option’ has survived and is being used……also…..

In the march up to the President’s tasking order for the Afghan campaign….Vice President Biden argued for ‘hunter, killer’ teams to roam Afghanistan looking to inflict damage in small precise strikes again the enemy……

It appears such a campaign has, and is going forward……

U.S. Delta and U.S. Navy ‘special operators’ are busy doing their work in the hustings of Aftgahanistan…..with the report of these actions one can guess that U.S. Air Force and Marine ‘special operators’ are also involved just as they were in Iraq…..

This comes as no surprise for several reasons…..

The boss in charge is Gen. McChrystal…who ran the Joint Operations Command during the initial war in Iraq…..

The Special Operations techniques worked in Iraq and where refined…with decades old reluctance to integrate units thrown aside…

All the services have realized that Special Ops are here to stay….even the Marines…who where reluctant to embrace the concept and watched them selves get shut out of the action until they reformed up their Special Ops units….

That’s where the money is going…..

And for political reasons…using surgery…is better than using a hammer in many cases…..

Note:…..if you really step back and look at it….the U.S. has embraced many of the Israeli methods of  dealing with their enemy…..astounding, isn’t it?

September 11, 2001 rewrote the map………..

Note#2:…..in the end of the linked piece….the author mentioned that there has developed a little angst from the commanders in Iraq…seems that the Afghan campaign has moved ahead of their theater in pirorities…isn’t that sweet to hear?!….the Iraq operation is beginning to stand down…..progress!

December 27, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Men, Military, Politics, September 11 | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The 'Biden Option' has survived and is being used……also…..

In the march up to the President’s tasking order for the Afghan campaign….Vice President Biden argued for ‘hunter, killer’ teams to roam Afghanistan looking to inflict damage in small precise strikes again the enemy……

It appears such a campaign has, and is going forward……

U.S. Delta and U.S. Navy ‘special operators’ are busy doing their work in the hustings of Aftgahanistan…..with the report of these actions one can guess that U.S. Air Force and Marine ‘special operators’ are also involved just as they were in Iraq…..

This comes as no surprise for several reasons…..

The boss in charge is Gen. McChrystal…who ran the Joint Operations Command during the initial war in Iraq…..

The Special Operations techniques worked in Iraq and where refined…with decades old reluctance to integrate units thrown aside…

All the services have realized that Special Ops are here to stay….even the Marines…who where reluctant to embrace the concept and watched them selves get shut out of the action until they reformed up their Special Ops units….

That’s where the money is going…..

And for political reasons…using surgery…is better than using a hammer in many cases…..

Note:…..if you really step back and look at it….the U.S. has embraced many of the Israeli methods of  dealing with their enemy…..astounding, isn’t it?

September 11, 2001 rewrote the map………..

Note#2:…..in the end of the linked piece….the author mentioned that there has developed a little angst from the commanders in Iraq…seems that the Afghan campaign has moved ahead of their theater in pirorities…isn’t that sweet to hear?!….the Iraq operation is beginning to stand down…..progress!

December 27, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Men, Military, Politics, September 11 | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments