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Our Military Needs Officers Chosen For Their Qualifications, Not Skin Color

By Staff Writer
December 3, 2022
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To avoid racial tensions that weaken morale and cohesion, the Defense Department should eliminate all CRT programs, discontinue the use of racial preferences, and end all forms of race-based discrimination.

071012-N-7029R-059.SAN DIEGO (Oct. 12, 2007) - Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Bayungan, programs officer, explains Navy programs and benefits to Cadets from Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) during the first-segment of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievements Awards Corporation (HENAAC) Conference. HENAAC was established in 1989 as a means of identifying, honoring and documenting the contributions of outstanding Hispanic American Science, engineering, technology and math professionals. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alexia M. Riveracorrea (RELEASED)

he U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in two cases challenging race-based affirmative action practices at Harvard and the University of North Carolina (UNC). A group called Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) sued those civilian schools for discriminatory admission policies, but the high-stakes legal drama also involves the military.

Arguing for the Department of Defense, U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar insisted (without evidence) that military officer corps diversity “is a critical national security imperative” and that “it’s not possible to achieve that diversity without race conscious admissions, including at the nation’s service academies.”  

How did the military get roped into this legal debate?

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