July 16, 2020

No Name, No Picture: Military to Reckon With Bias in Promotions

Featuring Emma Moore

Source: Bloomberg Government

Journalist Roxana Tiron

The U.S. military currently has just two four-star generals who are Black. House Democrats and the Pentagon are seeking to change that statistic by removing pictures and names from promotion and selection pitches.

The military would be required to scrub all personal identity information—most notably names and photos—from packages that go to selection and promotion boards as part of the House Armed Services Committee’s defense authorization bill.

The provision, written by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), aims to eliminate bias and boost the number of people of color and women in military leadership.

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Authors

  • Emma Moore

    Research Associate, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Emma Moore is a Research Associate for the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Moore is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brut...