The Secretary of Defense has declared a critical agency need to "get much more energy into achieving diversity at senior levels." The Defense Human Resources Board (DHRB) is charged with overseeing the "way forward" to improving the diversity of both the Senior Executive Service and the General Officer/Flag Officer Corps.
The DHRB formed the Diversity Working Group (DWG) to analyze the situation, exchange ideas on improvement, share creative strategies, generate ideas to jumpstart the process, and get senior leadership to speak out on this matter. The DWG has held several meetings on this initiative with representatives from the Services and WHS. Dr. David Chu, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness, serves as the Chair of the DHRB.