ANNAPOLIS, Md. â As the nation's military academies try to recruit more minorities, they aren't getting much help from members of Congress from big-city districts with large numbers of blacks, Hispanics and Asians. From New York to Chicago to Los Angeles, lawmakers from heavily minority areas rank at or near the bottom in the number of students they have nominated for appointment to West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy or the U.S. Air Force Academy, according to an Associated Press review of records from the past five years. ************* This is a shocking example of the hypocrisy of American politicians. I remember seeing on the US television a program where Black American congressmen berated US military officers for the lack of Black officers. The article above, from the USA Today, 23 Nov 2009. Thoughts from my fellow Yank ARRSERs?