Accession Number : AD1015708

Title :   Thinking beyond the Books: Sociological Biases of Our Military Institutions

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : US Special Operations Command -Joint Special Operations University Tampa United States

Personal Author(s) : Zweibelson,Ben

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Report Date : 01 Jan 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Professional military reading lists have expanded in recent years so that now nearly every senior organizational seat or position presents some recommendedseries of books or articles. As institutions, most militaries have reading lists for various groups and audiences as a means of fostering professional developmentand improving organizational knowledge. This article focuses on the American military (US Air Force and US Army) since that institution continues toexert significant international influence across the greater military profession. For the Air Force and Army, diverse reading lists tend to encourage positive narrativeson academic development with subtle additional devices designed for nurturing a particular institutional legacy.

Descriptors :   bias , military organizations , thinking , military history , philosophy , sociology , military doctrine , military personnel , education , mental processes , language , terrorists

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE