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Military diversity bill codifies commission's findings

Retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles said new legislation calling for diversity benchmarks in the military would codify the recommendations of the commission he led in 2011 and would make for a better armed forces.

Tags: Lester Lyles , diversity , Ben Cardin , Kirsten Gillibrand , Federal Drive , DoD , Congress , Senate , elijah cummings , House , Michael OConnell

Monday - 05/21/2012, 01:09pm EDT

New bill would push diversity in military leadership

Two senators have introduced a bill that they said addresses concerns raised by a recent Defense report.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Congress , Kirsten Gillibrand ,

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 03:03pm EDT

Congress takes DoD to task over commitment to diversity

The military is laying the groundwork for a more diverse officer corps, officials told a congressional panel Tuesday. The Defense Department and military services have tackled most of the recommendations that a congressional commission made a year ago. But, recent hazing incidents suggest that the leaders' focus on diversity hasn't trickled down through the ranks.

Tags: DoD , diversity , Congress , workforce , Emily Kopp , elijah cummings , Lester Lyles , Judy Chu , Mike Applegate

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 03:21pm EST

Army makes changes towards a 'culturally astute' leadership

Commission looks at "the different attributes, experiences and backgrounds of our Soldiers, Civilians and Family members that further enhance our global capabilities and contribute to an adaptive, culturally astute Army."

Tags: mngt , leadership , diversity , Lester Lyles

Monday - 11/30/2009, 10:30am EST

Report: military leadership too white and too male

The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday. We learn more from Retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles, chair of the Military Leadership Diversity Commission.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Lester Lyles , diversity , management , Defense

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 09:40am EST

Women in combat ban expected to be lifted

The nonpartisan Military Leadership Diversity Commission will make 20 recommendations to President Barack Obama and Congress to increase diversity and inclusiveness.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , women in combat , leadership , management

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 08:40am EST