What Factors Affect the Military Enlistment of Hispanic Youth? A Look at Enlistment Qualifications
Hispanics are a growing segment of the youth population yet have been underrepresented historically among military accessions. Many cite their below-average high school graduation rates and the services’ preferences for diploma graduate recruits, but other possible factors may include their applicant aptitude test scores, fertility choices, health factors, and involvement in risky activities. This documented briefing summarizes early results of RAND analysis of such factors.