A Military Approach

I’ve been reading “Don’t Know Much About History” by Kenneth C. Davis. In it, he says:

“The institution that cultivated Colin Powell, the American military, is generally credited with being the most successfully integrated institution in society.”

I can’t help but wonder if this isn’t the case because the military relies solely on performance for retention and advancement. In other words, in the military, there is no affirmative action, no quotas, no agendas other than creating the best possible military people and then judging them based on their abilities.