Do you want to travel to exotic lands, meet new and interesting locals, and then kill them? Are you a minority?
Of course, if you want to do the above (with the locals), I imagine that makes you a minority. But the minority the Navy is looking for is those of the racial variety:
Those minority communities of Detroit, Miami and the area from Atlanta to North Carolina’s Research Triangle are the Navy’s latest hopes to find and recruit young men with diversified backgrounds and the physical stamina and desire to undergo the famously rigorous training it takes to become a Navy SEAL.
The force today is about 85 percent white, much higher than the Navy overall, so the Coronado, Calif.-based Naval Special Warfare Command wants to broaden the look of the community and draw in men of different ethnicities and races that more reflect U.S. society. Doing so, officials have said, would enable its forces to blend into foreign places where they may operate and help build relationships with allies.
The diversity effort, part of a June 22 request for proposals issued by NSWC, extends to the community of SWCCs, the special warfare combatant-craft crewmen who man gunboats and operate with SEALs.
BUD/S is the hardest training the Navy can throw at a recruit. We had better not water it down just to get Sailors of a certain look. It’ll get people killed. . .