I just returned from a long round trip drive and a three hour session with the family support individual for a Batallion that had returned from a year's tour of duty in Iraq. Not one female was on the contact lists we worked on. This contrasts to the reported 10+% female participation rate in today's Army as reported in the news. After all the hype about wanting "a chance", we see the real results today. I also noticed in the news that a certain "preferred minority's" enlistment rate is about 1/2 of the previous year(s). Not speaking for everyone, but a certain sub-group of selected "minorities" seems to have an aversion for work. More facts and truth later. Any comments?