Accession Number : ADA615631


Title :   The Accidental Change Agent: Using the Air Force in the Process of Social Change


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIR AND SPACE STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Carnes, Mary F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a615631.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 107


Abstract : The following study analyzes the impact of the Air Force's role as an agent in the process of social change. Throughout the analysis, the historical evidence helps to answer the following research question: How has the United States used the Air Force as an effective agent in the process of social change? The Air Force and other branches of the military provide a unique opportunity to the Commander-in-Chief and Congress, who can implement monumental changes in personnel policies. This study seeks to illustrate the benefits of such an arrangement, as the historical record indicates the Air Force routinely demonstrated its professionalism and leadership capacity, aiding society in the process of social change.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE , *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , *HISTORY , *SOCIOLOGY , AFRICAN AMERICANS , BENEFITS , EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY , LEADERSHIP , MILITARY PERSONNEL , POLICIES , THESES , UNITED STATES , WOMEN


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE