Air Force leaders set new goals to diversify officer corps

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'As for gender, it wants an officer applicant pool that is 64% men and 36% women. That aims to slightly even the split from the 2014 goal of 70% men to 30% women.

As of June, just 23% of active duty Air Force and Space Force officers were women, according to the Air Force Personnel Center.
Military officials are careful to say their diversity goals are not quotas — which are illegal — and that they will not turn away applicants for the sake of meeting a particular demographic breakdown. All recruits, regardless of gender, race or ethnicity, have to meet the same standards for entry.

“These goals are aspirational … and will not be used in any manner that undermines our merit-based processes,” the memo said.'

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