Ohio Army National Guard Consists of a Research Proposal

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Ohio Army National Guard consists of a plethora of people who are seeking to make a difference in the world they serve. They will honor and protect the United States in all aspects of their life. This is done by using ships and plane to prepare for war or to help others if an epidemic should arise. These individuals are brave individuals who believe in changing lives for the positive through their hard work with the army. One will discuss in more detail what is proposed to make this part of the army better through much research and analysis.

Imagine studying the practices of those who are in Human Resources in the Army National Guard (Association of African Universities, 2011). What will one discover through this process? Is he or she able to find sufficient evidence through this process in which discrimination is taking place among those who are not getting hired? One will discuss the methodology in which to conduct an investigation with much integrity and ethics.

While those in leadership are striving to make a difference at the Ohio Army National Guard, many have the capabilities of making sure that everyone is provided an opportunity for equal employment opportunities no matter what his or her background is from the past to the present (Department of Labor, 2011). In essence, people are overlooked that are possibly good workers, but those that are hiring are discrminating against them. This is why it is crucial that one makes sure that there is something done about it, so that everyone is provided an equal chance to make a living in the world today (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2011).

Problem Statement

The Ohio Army National Guard is not meeting their Ohio Governor Minority leadership metric goals.

Research Objective

1. Is there a qualified pool of applicants to draw from to support the metric goals in Ohio?

2. Is the Ohio Army National Guard's hiring process projecting best practices in the industry?

3. Is there a difference in metric goals, current metrics and pool of applicants in other like-sized states (Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Georgia). Assumptions

Assumptions will occur with any study that takes place no matter where a person may live in the world. Everyone will make assumptions, which is why it is important to address them. Males and females will decide to become equally competitive within the Ohio Army National Guard. Both genders will act unethical when hiring others. A person's standards will remain relative. Hiring practices are not the best in the industry. The differences are all the same for all applicants. The review of literature will also become an important aspect to this particular research.

Definition of Terms

Four areas of definitions will become vital for this study. A person's gender will become referred to whether or not they are male or female. Behavior will consist of how one thinks, feels and behaves on a daily basis. Ethics is determined by how a person will believe what is right and wrong based on his or her decision-making skills. Army is in reference to that of the Ohio National Guard that is a part of the United States

Limitations and Delimitations

Limitations with the study are important. This is because people are in need of acting themselves by making mistakes. Individuals will want to tell others, so this can cause gossip and break confidentiality within the division. The researcher may face consequences because of how individuals are not able to remain quite about the study at hand.

Delimitations for this manuscript will become quite important. The study will not attempt to favor one gender over the other. One will not determine the depthness of one's background. Members of the Army are those that will become subject to the study. Summary This study primarily focuses on the issue of minorities, and the hiring practices that occur within the Ohio National Army. In fact, by having a problem statement and objectives in place, the researcher is able to stay focused on the task at hand when gathering the necessary data. However, by keeping an open mind on finding out what is taking place, one is able to make the necessary changes needed in the U.S. (Mattke, 2010). People will make assumptions, but the goal is to refute them through this research. Now it is important to discuss the current literature.

Chapter 2: The Review of Literature


The National Guard, the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions, celebrated its 370th birthday on December 13, 2006. The National Guard traces its history back to the earliest English

colonies in North America. Responsible for their own defense, the colonists drew on English military tradition and organized their able-bodied male citizens into militias

(National Guard, 2011).

The militias protected citizens from the Indian attack. This included that of foreign invaders, which helped "to win the Revolutionary War" (National Guard, 2011a, para 2). After independence fully occurred, those who authored the Constitution felt empowered to have an army that was highly disciplined. Through this, they appointed officers as well as training. Because of this effort, the organziation became what it is today (National Guard, 2011a).

During the 19th century, the size of the Army was quite small; however, the militia did provide most of the troops needed for the Mexican, Civil and Spanish War. By 1903, defense legislation increased as a means in which to have the National Guard (National Guard, 2011a). They were known as the "Reserve force for the U.S. Army" (National Guard, 2011a, para 3). Furthermore, World War 1 had 40% of those in the Naitonal Guard to go to France for combat; additionally, they were the first to go overseas for World War 2 as well as to fight (National Guard, 2011a).

After World War II, the National Guard units in aviation became known as "the Air National Guard" (National Guard, 2011a, para 4). They were known as the Reserve component and were the newest in the world. On many occassions, these individuals were sent out to fight the Cold War, Korea and Vietnam (National Guard, 2011a). At least "23,000 Army and Air Guardsmen were called up for a year of active duty; some 8,700 were deployed to Vietnam" (National Guard, 2011a, para 5). Additionally, 75,000 or more of the Army and their Air Guardsmen were sent to Desert Storm as of 1991 (National Guard, 2011a).

Over the years, they have taken part in places, such as "Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq" (National Guard, 2011a, para 6). They also managed to make sure that they took care of terrorism issues domestically and abroad to protect America (National Guard, 2011e). After Hurricane Katrina, 50,000 troops were sent to help out with this natural disaster (National Guard, 2011e). Many of the Guardsmembers are serving in Iraq as well as Afghanistan currently with them coming home by 2014. These individuals are all over the globe serving the U.S. through protecting its citizens from anything that occurs naturally as well as with extremists who are trying to harm others for no given reason (National Guard, 2011a).


The Guard answers the call, at home or abroad. The incredible versatility of the National

enables its troops to respond to domestic emergencies, combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more -- all with equal speed, strength and efficiency.Whether the call is coming from the state governor or directly from the president of the United States, Guard Soldiers are always ready and always there

(National Guard, 2011b).

Through this opportunity, one gets to serve the community as well as his or country and state. The primary operations occurs in one's home state (Ohio Army and Air National Guard, 2010-2011). This is done by means of the general and his or her governor (Ohio Government, 2011). A person may take part in community efforts or serve overseas in another part of the world (National Guard, 2011f). One undergoes much preparation, especially under the direction of the president (National Guard, 2011b).

Top 3 Priorities

The National Guard's number one priority is the security and defense of our homeland, at home and abroad. Their second priority is that of "support the Global War on Terrorism here and abroad. America insists on a relevant, reliable and ready National Guard that is transformed for the 21st Century (National Guard, 2011g).

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for enlistment into the National Guard, one needs to (National Guard, 2011c):

• Be between the ages of 17 and 35 (unless you have prior U.S. military service, or a specialized professional skill, such as a chaplain, lawyer or certain medical specialties) (National Guard, 2011c).

• Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident alien (National Guard, 2011c).

• Meet necessary medical requirements and moral requirements. For a list of legal violations which will permanently disqualify you from serving (National Guard, 2011c).

Currently, the National Guard will not accept any applicants convicted of a felony. Some minor crimes may…

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