Mission: Readiness is the nonpartisan national security organization of senior retired military leaders calling for smart investments in America’s children. It operates under the umbrella of the nonprofit Council for a Strong America.
Mission: Readiness educates policymakers about interventions that will prepare young people for success. This includes:
Mission: Readiness members communicate with policymakers and the public by meeting directly with policymakers, testifying at state and federal legislative sessions, submitting letters to the editor and op-eds in local and national newspapers, releasing quality research reports, holding events, and sending sign-on letters to key policymakers.
This brief released by Mission: Readiness explores how removing barriers that keep children of color from succeeding can help improve national security. According to the report, statistics released by the Department of Defense show that 75 percent of all young people ages 17 to 24 are currently unable to enlist in the United States military.
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