“We’re learning so many things about ourselves,” she said.
“I want us to be able to say, ‘Oh, I’m just like that, too.'”
The program focuses on a handful of topics, including how people of color, the homeless, and the military are coping with war and the effects of climate change.
There is also an emphasis on the roles of women and girls in the military.
For more than a decade, the military has been grappling with the challenge of integrating women and people of all backgrounds into its ranks.
The program will focus on the military’s role in combatting discrimination and the impact of climate disruption on the global population.
According to the Pentagon, there are about 20 million people of colour in the U.S. Armed Forces, and their numbers are projected to rise by as much as 70% by 2050.
The program, which is open to all women, is the latest in a series of initiatives designed to increase diversity within the military, as well as address the needs of minorities in the force.
Last month, the Defense Department released a study on how diversity in the US military is affecting the quality of service.
In it, it was found that the military faced “a growing number of challenges in its ability to accommodate, integrate and promote a diverse population of service members.”