More minorities in SF/SOF- AH challenge
Many contemporary military writers and observers argue that the US Special Forces and Special Operations Forces community has traditionally been, and is still, overwhelmingly white in composition, with only a token few members of minority groups represented- such as, among others, African-Americans Brig-Gen Remo Butler, SF, formerly commander of SOF in SOUTHCOM, and Maj Antonio Fletcher, co-ordinator of the Green Beret Q-course at Fort Bragg, together with Japanese-American Maj Wade Ishimoto, a founding member of Delta Force and the unit's intel officer during Op EAGLE CLAW. Then again, there have apparently been relatively high nos. of native Americans who've volunteered for Delta, and a large proportion of Hispanics in the combat arms, including the SOF outfits.
What PODs would be required for there to be more minority armed forces members, esp blacks, in the US armed forces' elite SF/SOF outfits such as the Green Berets, Rangers, Delta, Navy SEALs and AFSOC ? I delved into this question when I was a member of the BHD.COM forum. There are some factors such as the lack of large nos. of sufficiently qualified members from minority groups, and that many blacks esp are poor swimmers, thereby reducing their eligibility for successful acceptance into specops. How could such inhibiting factors on minority membership of SF/SOF be remedied in AH terms ?