Latinos Are Fastest Growing Population in US Military, But Higher Ranks Remain Out of Reach

Carl Castro had learned the news months earlier, but it didn’t really hit him until he was driving into work one day: He was going to be a colonel.

That meant new privileges, as well as new responsibilities. Castro was excited to have generals listen to him and take his advice. As a psychologist in the military, he knew he would never be able to reach their rank, but at least he could influence their decisions to do what’s best for the soldiers and their families.

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