Accession Number:

ADA364045

Title:

Mandatory Public Service.

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-01-15

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

For 25 years the Armed Forces have enjoyed an All-Recruited Force. The number of recruits is rapidly declining, and the Armed Forces are not meeting their personnel requirements. This shortfall degrades the militarys ability to meet all its missions worldwide. The problem is so serious that the time has come to actively debate a mandatory public service policy. Institution of this type of policy would require all young Americans to serve in a public agency for a minimum of two years. The concept of a mandatory public service policy has benefits beyond the military. From a strategic perspective, as the United States continues to maintain its dominance around the globe other public agencies are also becoming resource constrained. All evidence suggests the time is now to begin an aggressive public debate for the establishment of a mandatory public service policy.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE