Accession Number:

AD1005633

Title:

Military Leadership and Education and Religion's Role in the U.S. Military Mission

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT INST PATRICK AFB FL Patrick AFB United States

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Report Date:

2010-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Religious diversity in the U.S. Armed Forces serves both as source of inspiration and a source of confusion, often simultaneously. The military Services have wrestled with establishing a holistic approach toward their personnel that embraces human diversity without sacrificing traditionally high standards of character, obedience, unit cohesion, esprit de corps, and mission readiness, to include effective interaction with foreign nationals whose cultures differ from those of the majority population. This wrestling match is perhaps nowhere more confusing or complex than when addressing the holy and the secular how military leaders engage with religiondomestically and in out of the continental United States OCONUS operational areas of responsibilitywithout becoming engaged in a religious mission

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE