Accession Number:

ADA364408

Title:

We Won't Fight and You Can't Make Us: A Study of American Citizenry That Will Not Serve Their Country.

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-03-27

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

Americans no longer feel an obligation to volunteer for military service. Since 1973 when the All-Volunteer Force replaced conscription, the US Armed Forces have enjoyed recruiting and retaining quality personnel. More and more we are witnessing outstanding servicemen and women leave the military sometimes prior to their contracted commitment. Even more disturbing is the fact that the military is loosing the battle to attract potential candidates to serve the nation. Pay, erosion of benefits, optempo, media events, and leadership are the reasons why the ALL-Volunteer Force AVF appears to be on the brink of failure. Before entrance standards are lowered or the draft is revived, senior military and civilian leadership must regain the trust of the men and women they lead or wish to lead. Somewhere along the way that trust was lost.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE