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Old 27 February 2012, 18:13
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Old 27 February 2012, 19:33
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Actually this is the latest phase of initiative begun by (then) Captain Olson when he commanded the Naval Special Warfare Command in 2000. CAPT Olson commissioned the RAND Corporation to do a comprehensive study on minorities and Naval Special Warfare, from the time interested guys graduate from high school through Pre-BUD/S, BUD/S and their first platoons in the Teams (for those select few who make it that far). He also created a minority recruiting detachment, which was tasked with going into inner city areas, urban YMCAs, etc. to spread the gospel, offer training sessions and seminars, and try to draw more minorities into the SEAL community. All of this was a proactive effort to preserve our standards at a time when the Navy Bureau of Personnel (BUPERS) was pushing for more "diversity" across the board. I personally don't care if you're green with purple spots, so long as you come for the right reasons and meet the standards every day.
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