Congressmembers seek investigation into lack of Hispanic leadership in Air Force

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Hispanic service members are the nation’s fastest-growing population of U.S. military members — making up about 16% of all active duty military — but are finding themselves shut out from high-ranking leadership positions, particularly in the U.S. Air Force.

Just 2% of the generals and admirals in the nation’s armed forces are Hispanic, according to the Hispanic Veterans Leadership Alliance. Latino leadership in the U.S. military is small, making up only 8% of the officer corps and 2% of general/flag officers, according to a 2019 report by the Congressional Research Service.

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