"Incorporating diversity management into the critical business practices of the military in order to optimize its mission readiness requires sustained strategic leadership by the Service Secretaries and Chiefs. Top leaders must transform the military through its vision and values, culture and climate, and structure and systems, as well as through its diversity strategy. To drive this level of strategic change, the Service Secretaries and Chiefs must continuously measure and assess the military's effectiveness using a set of well-crafted metrics. Further, the Service Secretaries and Chiefs should be held accountable to the President, to Congress, and to the American public whom they have sworn to protect and serve. The recommendations presented in this decision paper focus on establishing a set of strategic metrics that would support a sustainable diversity strategy led by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and would allow the Services to continue with their own diversity work consistent with OSD goals."
Military Leadership Diversity Commission Decision Paper No. 8
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