UnSecDef Edwin Dorn will be guest speaker for the Joint Center and Economic Studies.
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness,
Edwin Dorn, will be the guest speaker at a luncheon hosted by the
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies on Monday, May 6,
1996 at 12 p.m., at The Carlton Hotel, Mount Vernon Room, 16th
and K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Mr. Dorn's presentation,
Minorities and the Military: A Broader Perspective, will
discuss the challenges of designing a national security doctrine
for the post Cold War era.
The luncheon kicks off a half-day forum on The Status of
the Minority In A Changing Military. Two afternoon sessions are
also planned. Col. William T. Bowers (Ret.) co-author of the
forthcoming book, Black Soldier, White Army, will address the
effects of the evolving racial climate on the 24th Regiment
during the Korean War and the relevance of this legacy for
today's troops. The declining propensity of black males to
enlist in the U.S. Army will be the focus of the second session,
led by military historian Alan L. Gropman.
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is a
national nonprofit institution that conducts research on public
issues of special concern to African-Americans and promotes
informed and effective involvement of blacks in the governmental