There has been debate that our military is sending minorites into combat, but yet non minorites aren't getting "the call" Todays article in the USA Today dispells that. Copied from www.usatoday.com "In a host of high-risk slots from Army commandos to Navy and Air Force fighter pilots blacks constitute less than 5% of the force, statistics show. Blacks, especially in the enlisted ranks, tend to be disproportionately drawn to non-combat fields such as unit administration and communications. They are underrepresented in jobs shooting rifles or dropping bombs. Examples: Of the Army's 45,586 enlisted combat infantryman, 10.6% are black. Of the Air Force's 12,000 pilots, 245, or about 2%, are black. In the Navy, 2.5% of the pilots are black. Senior Air Force officials say they are troubled by the number of black pilots and plan to do better. The Army's enlisted Green Berets are among the least diverse groups in the military. Only 196 of the Army's 4,278 enlisted Green Berets fewer than 5% are black. "