02 May '16, 1pm

Spotlight: #Diversity strengthens the National Guard:

Spotlight: #Diversity strengthens the National Guard:

ARLINGTON, Va. - Since its inception nearly 400 years ago, a diverse population of National Guard members have protected the communities where they live and serve. It's a key reason, noted Army Gen Frank Grass, why they have succeeded in combat and homeland response. "One of our National Guard's greatest strength as an operational force is that we are present in communities across the country," said Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau. "In the end, when you bring in the National Guard, you bring in the richness and diversity of hometown America." The National Guard, with a presence in nearly 2,600 communities, has a demographic makeup that mirrors the nation. "The National Guard reflects the fabric of our nation's communities – in every state, territory and the District of Columbia," said Alfranda Durr, program manager for the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office. ...

Full article: http://www.nationalguard.mil/News/tabid/3336/Article/7470...

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