Accession Number : AD1030401


Title :   From Stars to Stumps: How Retired Flag Officer Political Endorsements Affect Civil-Military Relations


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : AIR UNIVERSITY,SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIR AND SPACE STUDIES MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE United States


Personal Author(s) : Bayne,Clifford M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1030401.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 74


Abstract : While presidential office-seeking by retired flag officers has significantly declined over the past few decades, retired flag officer endorsements of presidential candidates have increased. This thesis examines whether it is appropriate for retired flag officers to endorse presidential candidates. In addressing this broader issue, the thesis seeks to identify the potential impact of retired flag officer political endorsements on US civil-military relations, particularly in terms of the level of trust between the military institution and its civilian leadership.


Descriptors :   national security , national politics , societies , active duty , general officers , COMMUNITY RELATIONS


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE