"The Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC) was tasked by Congress with measuring the ability of current programs to increase the continuation rates of women and minorities in the armed forces. To help identify possible continuation issues in the Reserve Component (RC), this issue paper (IP) examines continuation rates in the Reserve and National Guard. The main findings in this IP are that continuation rates for female officers are lower than those of men and that continuation rates for minorities are higher than those for white officers. However, while in general these results are robust across the Services, there is wide variation across officer careers."
Military Leadership Diversity Commission Issue Paper No. 59
Department of Defense Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity: http://diversity.defense.gov/