Does being a person of color help make you a better officer?
But this is a guess since as a while enlisted guy who served only a few years during and in VN I virtually never saw any officers of color that I served with,.
most all the nco s were white. All the officers I had were white.
We certainly had people of color walking point on a recon team. Some were killed. One of our 4 MOHs was awarded to a Marine of color.
But absolutely no one in lower mid or upper management that I remembe.
I do wonder what our black Marines thought of seeing absolutely no one that looked like them in the upper ranks?
Utter racism no doubt.
As a white father and grandfather of a grad and grandchild in the process now do I feel my kids were disadvantaged because kids of color might get in with lower grades and test scores?
Good heavens no not at all
My kids were recruited athletics.
If you want to point at someone who took “your” more deserving slot you can point at them.
Mine were not admitted because of great grades or sat s.
They were admitted because the SA badly wanted them,
The world is often unfair
Take advantage of it when you can
Us white boys certainly did when everything was in our favor.