Opportunities in the US Navy continue to improve, especially for minorities. The average pay plus benefits for civilians continues to remain stagnant, or decline, and there’s no end in sight. The pay plus benefits in the US Navy continues to rise. In spite of some improvement in civilian attitudes, African-Americans often continue struggling to be accepted and respected, for their contribution, and potential, in the civilian marketplace. But they’re finding opportunities for acceptance, advancement, good pay, and respect based solely on an their performance as individuals in the Navy.
African-Americans, even those who are still high school seniors, are increasingly turning to the US Navy Careers. No where else can they be sure to be seen, judged by, and appreciated for what they can do, and not who they are sometimes thought to be. Often, jobs that are available to African-American, high school seniors with ?no experience required? are also jobs with no opportunity for advancement, low pay, no benefits, and come with a permanent lack of respect. The US Navy requires no experience. It supplies that experience, along with a guaranteed opportunity for advancement, high pay, good benefits, and deserved respect.
A recent study by “The National Interest” reveals that no civilian institution in the United States has as many African-Americans in supervisory positions, per capita, as does the United States military services, and none of those exceed the US Navy. One out of every eight African-Americans remained unemployed in 2013, nearly double that of white Americans. That trend is unlikely to improve in the civilian sector, and advancement is never possible until one is first employed. And then fairly appreciated. No where else can African-American, high school seniors depend on receiving the education, training, and advancement they receive as a matter of course in the Navy. The training and education they receive qualifies them not just for advancement in their military career, but post-service.
Better Pay For African-Americans In The Navy
African-American, high school seniors, most especially, face bleak hope of a living wage in civilian life. Even if they can find employment, two, full-time wage earners in a family are often unable to decently support their family. What has seemed to be a terrible recession for white America in the past few years is what many African-Americans have lived with as a normal state of affairs for their entire lives. While many continue struggling to find any employment at all in the private sector, the US Navy offers full employment, and pay with benefits unmatched in the civilian life. Besides regular pay increases based on years of service as well as rank, benefits include health care, thirty days paid vacation each year, meal and housing allowances, and life insurance. Getting paid today counts a lot more than empty promises of a better tomorrow, someday.
African-Americans Find Greater Respect In The Navy
African-Americans comprise roughly 12% of the population in the United States. But African American Navy enlistment comprises nearly 20% of all personnel. Like generations before them, they have found that respect in the Navy is earned by ability, and performance, alone. The Navy needs the best people our country has to offer, and values those individuals. The best and brightest among us will always go where we are most needed, appreciated, and respected. Today, as always, that place is the US Navy.
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