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dc.contributor.advisorCrawford, Alice M.
dc.contributor.advisorEitelberg, Mark J.
dc.contributor.authorHernandez, Javier
dc.dateJune 2003
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:30:08Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:30:08Z
dc.date.issued2003-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/974
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines factors relating to youth interest in joining the Navy among the Hispanic population in South-Central Los Angeles, California. The study begins with a comprehensive review of literature on Hispanics of Mexican origin. Informatio on youth interest in the Navy is gleaned from personal interviews with teachers, counselors, JROTC instructors, military recruiters, and local clergy. The results suggest that Hispanic youths are limited from pursuing higher education because of poor academic preparation, underdeveloped English-language skills, poverty, and crime. The population also faces unique cultural and regional challenges that stem from historical influences and the close proximity of Mexico to the U.S. Additionally, evidence suggests that high school teachers and administrators are often barriers to youth awareness of military service. It is recommended that the Navy or Department of Defense form partnerships with schools and community organizations in largely Hispanic regions to identify and overcome the various obstacles that limit youth from pursuing higher education, learning about opportunities for military service, and qualifying for the Navy's officer programs.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/anexploratorystu10945974
dc.format.extentxii, 129 p.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMexican Americansen_US
dc.titleAn exploratory study of Hispanic officer recruiting in the Mexican-American community of South-Central Los Angeles: implications for the officer corps of the futureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.schoolGraduate School of Business and Public Policy
dc.subject.authorMexican-Americansen_US
dc.subject.authorHispanicsen_US
dc.subject.authorRecruitingen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Leadership and Human Resource Developmenten_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineLeadership and Human Resource Developmenten_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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