A new report from Task Force One Navy lists more than 50 recommendations for the Navy to expand diversity and inclusion efforts in its ranks. Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey, Commander of the Navy Personnel Command and director of the task force, joined “Government Matters” to discuss the recommendations and how the Navy can take steps forward.
The task force’s recommendations fall into four main lines of effort. These include recruiting, talent management and retention, professional development and innovation and STEM. Holsey said the recommendations came from focus groups, listening sessions and surveys. The key themes he cited from these listening sessions were respect, empathy, training and skepticism. He said that people coming to the sessions weren’t sure the task force was going to make a difference.