All That We Can Be: Black Leadership and Racial Integration the Army Way
By Gregory Douquet
Charles C. Moskos and John Sibley Butler. New York: A Twentieth Century Fund Book, HarperCollins, 1996, 198 pp. $24.00 ($21.60).
Reviewed by Major Gregory Douquet, U.S. Marine Corps
The nation's foremost authorities on race relations in the Army, Charles C. Moskos and John Sibley Butler, suggest that the Army's methods for racial integration can be a successful model for American society. In All That We Can Be, the authors describe how the Army of the early 1970s struggled with many of the racial issues that plague American society today, and how it took steps that led to full integration and equal opportunity. Against the backdrop of societal tensions and continued separation of the races, the armed forces stand out as the most popular public institution in the nation and the only place where blacks routinely give orders to whites.