October 09, 2020

The Army on its slight increase in recruiting women and minorities: Please clap

Featuring Emma Moore

Source: Task and Purpose

Journalist Haley Britzky

The Army brought in slightly more women into the ranks last year then they have in years past, but service leaders acknowledged on Friday that there’s still work to be done.

Maj. Gen. Kevin Vereen, the head of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, told reporters in a call on Friday that 18.1% of recruits for the regular Army in Fiscal Year 2020 were women, up from 17.8% in 2019, and 17.1% in 2018.

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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...