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Service Before Self - English Composition/ Illustration Final Draft Service Before Self The day I finally signed up to join the military I knew I was taking a risk in my life. I believe it is important to take risks in life to move into bigger and better things. My first huge decision I made in my life was to join the United States Air Force. My uncle was the main person who put the idea in my head but my dad and my friends thought otherwise. My parents were divorced when I was young and I didn’t have the privilege like my friends to sit down and talk their decisions through with their parents....   [tags: essays research papers] 1072 words
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Combining Military Leadership With Civilian Management Work Ethics - Why do military trained personnel feel they have better work ethic than their civilian counterparts and vice versa. Peter D. Feaver (2001) fellow researcher of the international security program noted a statement by former Secretary of Defense William Cohen declared that a "chasm" is opening between the military and civilian worlds. Even though civilians have good work ethics, military personnel have the equally valuable yet different work ethics because of the training they received. A study, conducted by researchers at Princeton University, “found that while senior officials [of] the military services received higher evaluations from employees than their [civilian]non-service counterparts in the areas of leadership and work climate, they did not score as well on management “(Ballenstedt, 2007)....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Changing of Roles of Women: The Military Combat Exclusion Law - The question originally posed in the Combat Exclusion Law, regarding placement of females in combat, continues to be debated as women are placed in combat roles without adequate training (Sanchez, 2011). What distinguishes some positions as being acceptable while others are not. Who has the authority to approve exceptions, and what exceptions have been made. On May 13, 2011, a bill placed before the House of Representatives addressed the issue to “repeal the ground combat exclusion policy for female members” (Sanchez, 2011, p....   [tags: Warfare]
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Women In Combat - Women in combat In 1994, the Pentagon passed a law that restricts women from being in a direct combat zone. Right now there are many women in one of the biggest war zones ever, Iraq. Some females have been injured and killed while present in this combat zone. The military is violating not only the defense department regulations, but also the requirement to notify Congress when such a change goes into effect. Early next year, there is said to be a mixed-sex 3rd infantry going to Iraq. Women are risking their lives every day in a military that has specific laws stating they should not be in harms way....   [tags: Military] 891 words
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The Hunt For Red October: Superb Military Reenactment - Tom Clancy, the master and creator of the military genre, wrote The Hunt for Red October. Clancy and his book have received many awards, such as Best Selling Author, and achieving honor of being a bestselling book over the course of four years. All the success he has now did not come easy, and since writing was not his first career choice, he also achieved success as an insurance salesman. Clancy dreamed of joining the Navy, mostly because of his father’s background in the armed forces, and from a young age dedicated everything he did towards doing so; such as, joining the ROTC program in his schools....   [tags: American Literature ]
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The Military Draft is Against the US Constitution - The Military Draft is Against the US Constitution The military draft has been a controversial topic for many years in American society. The idea of a military draft has drastically changed between World War II and the Vietnam War. During the times of World War II, military service and draft was widely accepted by many Americans. During the World War II era, citizens felt that they had an “unlimited liability to perform military service when required by the state” (James 2). But as time progressed, military service and draft in the Vietnam War, constructed many doubts amongst many Americans....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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We Should Not Reinstate the Military Draft - We Should Not Reinstate the Draft I never thought I would say this but I think we should reinstate the draft. It has been years since we have wanted or needed a draft, but in view of the United States being attacked on September 11, 2001, I feel our country must be ready and prepared to defend itself. If being prepared means reinstating the draft, a mandatory summons for military service, then I think we should consider this a reasonable proposal. I think the tragic events of September 11 will evoke most people to agree with me....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Pregnancy in the Military -       As the United States military moves towards a more bi-gender dependant force, it will be necessary for leaders and managers to combat the growing increasing of junior enlisted pregnancies. Through leadership skills, communication, and understanding the causes of the problems, leaders will be able to lower the rate of pregnancy, henceforth, increasing fleet readiness.      To even consider any type of resolution or solution to the problem of pregnancy amongst junior enlisted members, we must first analyze the concept of fleet readiness and the units that comprise it in today’s military....   [tags: essays research papers] 1357 words
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Adultery in the Military - Adultery in the Military As citizens of the United States of America we are all governed by a certain set of rules. These laws are set forth by our elected officials. These laws deal with almost all aspects of life including morally wrong actions such as murder and theft. However, these laws do not govern many other moral choices such as adultery. As members of the United States Armed Forces, we are also regulated by an additional set of rules. We must abide by the sanctions of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)....   [tags: Papers] 923 words
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Minorities In The Military - In the year 1965, the United States sent troops to Vietnam to aid the South Vietnamese against the communist Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese. As the fighting increased, the United States was in need of more troops in order to support its commitment to South Vietnam. Therefore, thousands of Selective Service registers were called and drafted. The United States also asked its closes ally the Philippines to help send troops to South Vietnam and in addition this, the United states requested for an increase of recruitment for the United States Navy in the region....   [tags: essays research papers] 1210 words
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Military Police Corps - The Military Police Corps has a long and glorious history to be proud of. Listed on U.S. Army Info (2011), Military Police Corps was officially recognized as a military occupation on the 26th of September 1941, but their work can traced back even further. According to U.S. Army Info (2011), the first use of the Military Police was during the American Revolution in 1776. Military Police have been deployed and used in conflicts such as: "World War 11, Korean War, Vietnam conflict, Desert Storm, and Iraqi Freedom" (Wright, 2001)....   [tags: U.S. Army] 539 words
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Defining Military Discipline and Values - Military Discipline is a state of order and obedience existing within a command. Self discipline in the military is where soldiers do the 4 rights without being told, even in the absence of the commander. Discipline is created within a unit by instilling a sense of confidence and responsibility in each individual. To strengthen discipline, senior leaders need to give praise to their subordinates, either individually or as a whole, for tasks done well. By doing this, it will accomplish every commanders goal of having a unit that functions well and builds a bond which binds together the team....   [tags: army, armed forces] 1379 words
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Social Work and the Military - Social Work and the Military Social workers in all branches of the military are helping families and military personnel prepare for, and cope with, the hardships of war. They do so through a range of preventive and clinical services provided by the Veteran Administration with many different types of programs, including family-support and mental-health counseling. The mission statement of the VA Social Workers is to eliminate significant barriers to clients in need and offer interventions for veterans and families....   [tags: Veteran Services Army Essays Papers] 976 words
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SAP’s Lack of Variety of Sports - ... Solution: I. Statistically present the interest of implementing sports in the school. At all service academies, cadets are required to participate in at least one sport throughout the duration of their four years there. Meaning, with the lack of sports at Marion Military Institute, SAP Cadets are unacquainted with the complete cadet life at their respective service academies, and will not be prepared to perform athletically. Among the core at MMI, cadets frequently converse regarding the implementation a sport, but never see a plan come into action....   [tags: Military, Cadets, Military Schools]
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Rembrandt's Painting An Old Man in Military Costume - Rembrandt's Painting "An Old Man in Military Costume" With an extraordinary intensity, Rembrandt van Rijn’s “An Old Man in Military Costume” is an example of the artist’s use of dynamic lighting. The painting, on display at the Getty Museum, contains a single figure, an old man dressed in a military uniform. While one may appreciate the beauty of the work, to fully experience the passion and genius of the artist, it is necessary to see the painting in person. The delicate details that may be missed by a digital image are easily caught by the human eye....   [tags: Painter Painting Paint Essays]
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The Costs and Benefits of Funding Military Research and Development Policy - The Costs and Benefits of Funding Military Research and Development Policy The central issues when evaluating the overall the United States research and development policy are the characteristics of a public good. A public good by definition is one that has a zero marginal cost of providing the good an additional person and from which individuals cannot be excluded. Research and development policy contributes to the level of knowledge and technology of the entire country. Knowledge, is in most cases, a public good under the aforementioned definition....   [tags: Papers] 3841 words
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The Marine Corps - November 10, 1775, is revered as being the Marine Corps birthday, and its birthplace being at Tun Tavern, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern, to establish two battalions of Continental Marines, under the command of Cpt. Samuel Nicholas, as an amphibious fighting force who would later in March of 1776, participate in their first foreign raid, in the Bahamas (www.globalsecurity.org ). After the Treaty of Paris was signed, and the American Revolution came to an end, the Continental Marines disbanded, and were re-established on July 11, 1798, as the United States Marine Corps....   [tags: Military] 1939 words
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What Does Veterans Day Mean? - Americans. To those families and especially my parents I thank you for understanding and standing with us. This day belongs to you as well. The hallmark of being a veteran is service and sacrifice. We meet here today to honor and pay tribute to those who have served and those who continue to serve. They who serve that we may enjoy the best America has to offer; FREEDOM AND PEACE AT HOME. Those who choose to serve in the ranks of our military do so voluntarily. Some first join to help pay for school....   [tags: Military] 976 words
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Reaping the Benefits, Now and Later - Transition can be cruel. Post 9/11 era veterans are finding the transition into the civilian world to be a difficult due to a lack of education. Though many have the experience, skills and knowledge needed to work in corporate America’s finest institutions, a small number of soldiers put forth the effort to obtain a degree. In the civilian world, a degree frequently sets apart one potential employee from the others. In a LA Times article the writer pens, “many lack the degrees that employers are seeking” (Semuels 2011)....   [tags: Military ]
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Would whey protein supplementation decrease muscle atrophy in immobile Special Forces soldiers during Special Support and Reconnaissance missions? - Would whey protein supplementation decrease muscle atrophy in immobile Special Forces soldiers during Special Support and Reconnaissance missions. Introduction Watching silently from a concealed position lays an elite soldier on a Special Support and Reconnaissance (SSR) mission. Less then one hundred metres from the enemy, that soldier may be required to lie there unmoving and undetected for long periods, days to weeks at a time. During this time his muscles are slowly beginning to atrophy due to disuse, just like any other immobile person’s, be it due to Doctor ordered bed rest, recovery from an accident, the zero gravity of space flight, or immobility due to ageing....   [tags: Military]
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Paying the Ultimate Price - Abraham Lincoln once said “let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan…”; has this ideology left American people. With current legislation it would appear so, proposed budget cuts and in a certain medical law recently imposed on the American people. It is a shameful state of affairs when veterans make up approximately 20% of all suicides while making up a mere 0.5% of the American population....   [tags: Military ]
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Abuse of Authority - If Soldiers and leaders adhered to the Army Values and the Leadership Requirements Model, many ethical dilemmas that Noncommissioned Officers face on a daily basis would not occur. In the Army today, Soldiers constantly discuss values and leadership, unfortunately not everyone takes them seriously. The abuse of authority and command influence sometimes displayed by leaders puts subordinates into ethical dilemmas. Often, command influence will challenge the Loyalty, Duty, Respect, and Honor values that a leader attempts to live by....   [tags: Military]
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Mental Illness and POWs - Any member of the Armed Forces who is held in captivity as a POW or as a hostage is more likely to be at a higher risk of mental illness like PTSD. This assumption goes against everything that was thought to be known during WWI, it was noted time and time again that both English and German POWs were somehow immune to war neuroses and only susceptible to the newly identified barbed wire disease which is the prisoner’s reaction to his environment during prison life. Interestingly though, up until this point in history no real data or studies had been complied on the post release effects after captivity....   [tags: Military] 1318 words
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The Old Soldiers' Home - The Old Soldiers’ Home “They freely risked life and limb to protect the nation, and it seems but simple justice for the nation to care for them when unable to care for themselves” (Guide Publishing 1) was a shared opinion of many by the end of the Civil War. After these men have put their life on the line for the nation, any train of thought opposite of this would be absurd. Injury from the war is expected, but unfortunately, some of the blows these vets received were too harsh to bounce back from....   [tags: Military]
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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy - Today’s military is a unique force in my opinion. What makes the US Military so unique is that we have an all volunteer force. With that volunteer force there are rules and regulations that need to be followed because serving our country is a privilege. The 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy is claiming that even though it may be considered an infringement on human rights and freedom of expression, it protects the rights of the rest of the military and opens a loophole for gay men and women to serve in the armed forces....   [tags: US Military]
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Our America: Your Duty - In the movie Starship Troopers, there are two classes of people, Civilians and Citizens. What are the differences. Citizens are the men and women, rich or poor that serve in the Federal Service; service guarantees citizenship. This is a short period in which a person serves in the military. A universal service that requires young (Americans) citizen, men and females: healthy and the disable, to obligatory serve an allotment of time. Basically, you have to earn the right to be called a citizen; this sounds like a good idea....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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Lessons To Be Learned From the Study of Warfare - New and innovative ideas have proven to be instrumental in lifelong learning but there is a great deal to be learned from the study of military history. Today’s military encourages and requires a new way of doing business. Commanders at all levels offer civilian employees incentives for creative ideas to solving problems and encourage service members to “think outside of the box”; business as usual is not the ‘group think’ anymore. But as spoken in the words of General Douglas MacArthur, “…But research does bring to light those fundamental principles and their combinations and applications, which in the past, have been productive of success....   [tags: Military History]
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Personnel Suicide Prevention among Junior Enlisted and Fellow Officers - One of the leading causes of death in the U.S. military today is suicide. According to an article written by Kristina Wong on ABC News, “More than 2000 of them [military personnel] have killed themselves in the past decade, including last year [2010] compared with 153 in 2001.” (Wong, 2011). The suicide rates vary from branch to branch, and most likely to occur in veterans and active duty members ranking from enlisted to officers. There are many stressors that play a big role as to why some military personnel commit or attempt suicide; some of these stressors are problems at home and at work, failed relationships within family members or fellow co-workers, financial problems, trauma effects of before and after deployment, alcohol and drug abuse, promotion status, and mental disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] and Traumatic Brain Injury [TBI]....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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Divisive, But Effectual: Reinstating the Draft - Ever since World War II, the last war that garnered full American support, the percentage of American citizens enrolling in the U.S. Army has diminished significantly. The U.S. is a major military power in the present world; American soldiers are engaged in many multi-theater positions, consequently dispersing troops over various regions worldwide. As only one in ten citizens has served in the US Army, American knowledge of military conditions is rapidly lessening along with the national harmony that complements such knowledge....   [tags: Military History]
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Physical Training and the US Coast Guard - The U.S. Coast Guard is the only military service in the United States armed forces that does not require mandatory physical fitness training and physical fitness testing for all of their members. Because of this fact, there is a huge divide between those in favor of mandating physical fitness training and testing and those against it. Anecdotally, someone could conclude that without mandatory physical fitness training and testing your force’s fitness and weight compliance levels are going to be negatively impacted....   [tags: Military Science]
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Global Impact of U.S. Defense Budget Cuts - The Unites States economy has been a subject of debate for as long as American politics have existed, however it has never been as closely scrutinized as it is in these times. As the global economy becomes more boundless, actions taken to adjust our economy are felt as ripple effects world-wide, or even as a tidal wave. With a current and future prediction of austere budget environments in the U.S. for the foreseeable future, we must examine the global impact of our internal budget decisions. Undeniably, even with the most careful considerations given, there will be unintended consequences that were not thoughtfully considered....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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The M1 Abrams Tank...and Beyond - The United States military decided to develop a new tank that could compete with and defeat the tanks of the Soviet Union. They began several projects initially in an attempt to replace the dated M60 tank, which entered the service in 1960. After several attempts, the U.S. Army awarded a contract to General Dynamics for the production of the MA Abram tank. The M1 tank has been continuously improved and it has proven itself as one of the military’s most effective and important fighting vehicles in battle....   [tags: Military Science]
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Should The XM-25 Replace M203 - The United States Military Forces are one of the best-trained and equipped militaries in the word. To maintain our edge it is important for our military leadership to ensure our service members have weapon systems available. Weapons systems that are versatile and effective enough to engage and destroy our enemies across the full spectrum of operations. Should the XM-25 Weapon System replace the M203 Grenade Launcher. Although the XM-25 is an effective weapon system, due to its limited engagement capabilities, cost and limited unit maintenance capabilities, the XM-25 should not replace the M203....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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The Use of Helicopters for the Primary Purpose of Air Ambulances in World War II - Introduction In this paper we will discuss the first documented use of helicopters for the primary purpose of Air Ambulances in World War II. During 1943, the United States, British Commonwealth and the Chinese faced the armies of Japan, Thailand and Indian National Army. The Burmese Independent Army started off on the Japanese side, but later switched sides fighting with the allied forces. Under the control of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the United States made a decision to support the Chinese during the war with aircraft.1 With Japan controlling much of the Chinese territory, the main supply route for the Chinese was thru the Burma Road....   [tags: Military History]
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The Lasting Effects of Agent Orange - The Vietnam War was a hard time for many Americans. The men had to go off to a land filled with violence and crime while families and friends waited to see if their loved ones would return home. However, the biggest crime that happened during that time was in our own backyard. The government used a harsh herbicide named Agent Orange. Agent Orange was used to “expose guerilla forces in forested areas” (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia). It contains a large amount of dioxin, a toxic chemical. Agent Orange was also used to give our soldiers a clear line of fire, which in turn, also gave the enemy a clear line of fire....   [tags: Military History ] 1839 words
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The Rebirth of the U.S. Military - The Rebirth of the U.S. Military During this last half of the twentieth century the US military was under siege from all sides, internal and external. The root cause of this situation can be traced back to Vietnam and the governments lack of true commitment. What resulted was the near destruction of the US military. The military managed to come out in the end to become perhaps the best military in the world by completely reevaluating itself and reorganizing almost every aspect . The primary focus will be on the reorganization of the Army and Air force, and how they were affected by the disaster of Vietnam....   [tags: Papers] 2744 words
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Careers In The Military, Audio - Careers In The Military, Audio The occupation of an audio engineer can encompass many different areas of music production. From recording bands in the studio, synchronizing audio to film, sound reinforcement, to even developing the latest technology in the audio field. The possibilities are broad and seemingly endless. It is a field that is constantly changing, and qualifications are always increasing. Many don’t realize the commitment, drive, hard work and dedication involved with becoming successful in the field....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Battle of the Somme as a Military Disaster - Battle of the Somme as a Military Disaster The battle of the Somme was fought in France by the combined British and French armies against the Germans. On the 21st of February 1916 the Germans launched an attack to capture Verdun, which held a key position over the River Meuse and the Eastern front. The German offensive slowly gained ground and the desperate French pleaded for assistance from the British. In an effort to relieve the pressure on the French, the British commander in chief, Sir Douglas Haig agreed to open a major front along the banks of the River Somme, although not an ideal battle ground it happened to be where the British and French lines met....   [tags: Papers] 661 words
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Use of Satire to Target Religion, Military, and Optimism in Voltaire's Candide - Use of Satire to Target Religion, Military, and Optimism in Voltaire's Candide   In his work, Candide, Voltaire uses satire as a means of conveying his opinions about many aspects of European society in the eighteenth century.  Voltaire successfully criticizes religion, the military, and the philosophy of optimism.  Religious leaders are the targets of satire throughout Candide. Voltaire portrays the religious clergy as men who use their positions to further their own causes. In addition, the priests keep the less fortunate oppressed, so the clergy members can continue to enjoy extravagant luxuries....   [tags: Candide Voltaire essays]
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NO Mandatory Community Service for Students! - NO Mandatory Community Service for Students. Community service: What a wonderful opportunity for students. A chance for our younger citizens to learn responsibility, experience the satisfaction that comes with helping others and to acquire new skills. Right. Well, that depends who you're talking to. Slip the word "mandatory" behind community service, as school districts in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and hundreds of others have done, and "opportunity" takes a new twist....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]
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The Role of Public Service - The Role of Public Service Discipline: In Debra Gray’s book: BTEC National Public Service (uniformed) Book 1: discipline is described as obedience to authority. Discipline is necessary in all of the Public Services as it moulds people’s behaviour. It can do this in many ways such as causing fear of punishment, offering material rewards, or by offering opportunities if promotion. The main internet source of definitions I found was www.wikipedia.co.uk here I found definitions such as: Y A system of rules of conduct or method of practice; "he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine"; "for such a plan to work requires discipline"; Y the trait of being well behaved; "he insisted on discipline among the troops" Y the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received" The dictionary definition of discipline is: control or order exercised over people or animals; system of rules for this; training or a way of life aimed at self control or conformity; branch of learning; punishment....   [tags: Papers] 4522 words
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Scholarship Social Service - Scholarship Social Service As I have matured as a student and a scholar it has become more clear to me that in today's society with all it's talk of multi-culturalism and melting pot rhetoric it is blatantly clear that much of the discourse regarding the social world is rooted in Euro-centric research and ideology. As such, I content that it is the role of the African American sociologist to shift the center of analysis from a European focus to one that is inclusive of all people represented in this society....   [tags: Papers] 817 words
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Human Relations And Organization Behavior of The Army - Cultural Assessment of the United States Army Human Relations and Organizational Behavior Be all you can be. An Army of one. These two phrases are recognized by almost everyone. The United States Army is one of three military departments (Army, Navy and Air Force) that make up the Department of Defense. The organization holds a strong set of core values. Each soldier is also required to instill that same set of values and beliefs. The Seven Core Army Values define what being a soldier is about....   [tags: Military] 1853 words
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How Do Military Hilitorians Explain War? - How do military historians explain war. To answer a question like this, one must look to the scholarship. However, works alone cannot explain the total scope of war, which means that historians take from the scholarship, and input what they deem necessary to the explanation of war. The Western experiences of war shaped the outcome of further study into warfare. Authors like Victor Davis Hanson, John Lynn, John Keegan, Martin van Creveld, and Niall Ferguson explain in detail to what extent the Western way of war is superior to any other....   [tags: History War]
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Behavioral Health Problems of Children of Military Offices - ... Chartrand, MD, a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force medical and developmental pediatrician at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany, and colleagues found that children aged 3 to 5 with a deployed parent had higher levels of behavioral problems reported by parents at home and day care providers compared to children without a parent deployed. Implementation constraints affect families in different ways. "A deployment that occurs in a family that is strong and well prepared, although it is rarely easy, can be a growth experience for all members of the family....   [tags: Stress, Social Work] 1025 words
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Homosexual Soldiers - When I think of the military I think about the camaraderie between soldiers, the bonds that tie them closer than brothers, and the willingness of one to die for another. I think about the long hours at work, the cramped living quarters and shared showers. I think about long deployments on ships where three hundred and fifty Sailors and Marines live in a single room. My husband had the privilege of serving in the United States Marine Corps for eight years, six of which we were married. I have witnessed the military men and women serve our country to the best of their ability, enduring endless hardships....   [tags: Military Policy, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Changing National Guard - The Changing Army National Guard Not all people understand the purpose of the Army National Guard; it is changing. Most people have heard the conversations. From conversations around the water cooler, to the nightly news, to one’s local home town papers; for those who are fortunate enough to have a town that supports an Army National Guard Unit, many ask, “Why is the Army National Guard (ARNG) going overseas. Isn’t it the Army National Guard’s job to be on the forefront of homeland security. America has a regular army that is supposed to go overseas and fight the country’s battles.” So what is the purpose and mission of the ARNG today....   [tags: Military Army] 1828 words
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Women in the Israeli Army - Women have always played a very integral role in the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), since its inception in 1948 shortly after the declaration of the State of Israel. The IDF is regarded as one of the most well trained armed forces in the world thanks in part to the progressive changes in the military with regards to equality for women. Historically, at the ground roots of the IDF, women were held back from combat and served mostly in a variety of support duties under the command of Chen (Women’s Army Corps)....   [tags: Military Science, Egalitarianism]
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Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell - The ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy is a major policy of the armed forces of the United States, and allows a number of people to serve their country. This policy restricts the United States armed forces from discovering gays, lesbians, and bisexuals. The ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy has, in a way, limited homosexuals from completely fulfilling their military duties by forcing them to serve in the military silent about their personal lives. The policy is a violation of equal rights, forces homosexuals to violate the military code of honor, and causes disputes among fellow soldiers and should be repealed....   [tags: Military Gay Rights]
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Women Service Pilots of World War II - ... She set up her training facility at Houston's municipal airport. There were no barracks at the airport where women could live so they had to stay at nearby motels, most of which were run down. Although the WASP were not military employees, they still had to abide by the rules of the Army. They lived like they were in barracks. The beds had to be made Army style, so tight you could bounce a quarter on them. Army officers would come by and give the white glove test to make sure the rooms were spotless and the WASP marched everywhere like Army soldiers while in training....   [tags: WASP’s]
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The Sisters of Charity and their Service in the Civil War - The Sisters of Charity and their Service in the Civil War In Lincoln's inaugural address on March 4, 1861, he pronounced that the Union could not be dissolved by an act of secession (Ward 34). On April 12, 1861, the first shot was fired upon Fort Sumpter, and so began the Civil War in the United States. On April 9. 1865, Grant and Lee met at the Appomattox Court House, for the surrendering of the Confederate Army, and then the Civil War officially ended. In the four years of conflict between these dates, our nation lost by death and disease 600,000 men....   [tags: American America History]
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State Mission of the National Guard - Along with deployments over seas the National Guard has state mission. These state missions comprise of multiple parts. Part one of the mission is to respond to the natural disasters of their state and country. Most everyone has heard of the National Guard going out and battling fires, helping general public deal with all aspects of the floods, tornadoes and civil unrest. In these situations the governor of the state, territories or district, places his province in a state of emergency. This allows him to control the National Guard until the crisis is exerted and in which case the National Guard is returned to its normal state as the protector of freedom and safety of their state and country....   [tags: Military] 2401 words
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