Battling the Storm Within

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Veterans Day should serve as a reminder that the military is more diverse than perceived

Dwight Hanson, U.S. Marine Corps Ret., salutes as boy scout Sam Perkins carries out the national fla

On this Veterans Day, let’s take an opportunity to dispel a few misconceptions about veterans.
First off, veterans tend to look different than the “all-American hero” stereotype some people might imagine. Indeed, the military is in many ways as diverse as the rest of the nation.

A full 30% of the active military and selected reserve force identifies as black or Latino, which is about the same as the percentage nationwide.


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