Accession Number:

ADA588612

Title:

Dangerous Gulf? The Relationship between America and its All-Volunteer Military

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Senior civilian and military leaders have recently expressed concern about the relationship between the American public and the All-Volunteer Force that serves it. However, before a new round of contemporary discussions and concerns about civil-military relations is started, it is imperative that we first answer the question Who serves Reliable information about this issue must be the foundation of all other discussions about civil-military relations in order to prevent misconceptions from clouding the debate. Secondly, an examination of the cultures of the U.S. military service and the civilian population is warranted to determine in what areas there may be a difference, and whether any gap is a danger to the continuation of a healthy relationship between the U.S. military and the American people. Finally, this strategic research project offers courses of action to minimize the forces that might contribute to the growth of any gulf between the American public and the All-Volunteer Force.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE