Accession Number : AD1019907


Title :   People, Passion, and Armies: Historical Recruitment Methods and Their Application


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,10 Aug 2015,01 Jun 2016


Corporate Author : US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States


Personal Author(s) : Brender,Lance B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1019907.pdf


Report Date : 10 Jun 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 102


Abstract : Throughout history, states have used different recruitment methods to raise armies. Some of those methods have been successful and some have failed disastrously. This study examines four historical cases to explore underlying patterns that help explain what makes different means of recruitment effective, focusing on the key social factors that are pertinent to raising an army. Using the backdrop of RAND researcher Brian Nichiporuk's competitively multipolar world, this study offers analysis on what mix of volunteer recruiting, contractor use, and conscription, is right for America against the RAND study's near-future threats.


Descriptors :   Recruiting , Measures of effectiveness , Contracts , contractors , military history , military personnel , personnel management


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE