Why difficult? Well, you need to outline some specific objective indicators of success that are easy to put down in numbers.
These indicators for success have everything to do with ability, performance and excellence.
This process works for everything you want ..... nuclear engineers, officers, enlisted personnel, aviators. The math isn't perfect - but it works.
That is the problem. Is selecting the best and most capable the #1 personnel priority for the Navy or the Naval Academy?
No, your self-identified ethnicity and race is. Two things that have nothing to do with excellence. They have everything to do with feeding grievance and providing a paycheck.
Even though you can find a little of that vile intellectual cancer in the SEALS - it is good to see though that in a line of work with little time for foolishness - they are thinking right.
If a young man has spent countless hours bobbing in a pool during water polo matches, he’s more likely to survive the butt-kicking training required to become a Navy SEAL.If you are a quality organization that rewards excellence - then the best will find you from every part of the country.
Same goes if he rock climbs or mountain bikes. And believe it or not, if he plays chess, his odds of passing triple.
Those are some findings from a nearly $500,000 Gallup study commissioned by the Navy. The Coronado-based Naval Special Warfare Recruiting Directorate is trying to increase its ranks — a goal that has proved somewhat elusive. The elite service has not met its recruiting goals for enlisted SEALs in two of the past four years.
The fighters famous for their expertise on sea, air and land created a recruiting arm in late 2005 to market themselves for the first time. It was a culture change: Prior generations of SEALs came to them, not the other way around.
Thanks to the Gallup study conducted last fall, Navy leaders now know that their sweet spot rests in seven sports — and they’re not the most glamorous, traditionally tough-guy pastimes such as football.
Water polo tops the list, with a man’s odds nearly doubling if he played on a high school or college team. Triathlons, lacrosse, boxing, rugby, swimming and wrestling are the other six.
If you can't - then you have the opportunity to ask why and fix it or accept it - or cheat and comprise your standards.
Thing is, when you cheat in the military - you get sub-optimal performance. When you get sub-optimal performance - you get your own people killed.