Accession Number : ADA588612


Title :   Dangerous Gulf? The Relationship between America and its All-Volunteer Military


Descriptive Note : Strategy research project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Black, James H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a588612.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : Senior civilian and military leaders have recently expressed concern about the relationship between the American public and the All-Volunteer Force that serves it. However, before a new round of contemporary discussions and concerns about civil-military relations is started, it is imperative that we first answer the question Who serves? Reliable information about this issue must be the foundation of all other discussions about civil-military relations in order to prevent misconceptions from clouding the debate. Secondly, an examination of the cultures of the U.S. military service and the civilian population is warranted to determine in what areas there may be a difference, and whether any gap is a danger to the continuation of a healthy relationship between the U.S. military and the American people. Finally, this strategic research project offers courses of action to minimize the forces that might contribute to the growth of any gulf between the American public and the All-Volunteer Force.


Descriptors :   *ALL VOLUNTEER , *COMMUNITY RELATIONS , *DEMOGRAPHY , *MILITARY PERSONNEL , AFRICAN AMERICANS , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , CIVILIAN POPULATION , CULTURE , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MINORITIES , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE