USAF Women in Combat Policy and Implementation in the All-Volunteer Force
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This thesis examined the policy on women in combat and how the Air Force implemented this policy. The study revealed that women have engaged in combat from the beginning of recorded history. But not until patriachiat societies emerged did this appear to be incorrect. The thesis provides a brief outline of womens roles in combat since the beginning of the country. The focus then shifts to the role of women in combat since the passage of PL 80-625, which provided the combat exclusion policy. The literature indicated women were encouraged to join the Armed Services to free men to fight the war during World War II. The necessity of keeping women available and trained for another conflict. The military machine had begun to rely on the service of women in meeting their taskings. The paper concluded by pointing out that each phase of allowing women into more men traditional skills and jobs was related to the social and economic environment of the time.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations