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Military Authority Reformation - Military Authority Reformation The U.S. Department of Defense has done well in taking care of its own legal matters by use of the congressionally assigned Judge Adjutant General Corp, better known as JAG. Although there is no definitive line in the decision of fairness and equality there is however an instrumental method of analyzing data and determining a verdict through legal methods. This appears professional from the lay outsider’s perception, but the truth is there is no guarantee of the complete removal of bias or favoritism....   [tags: military justice, disciplinary system]
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Military Cyber: An Evolution In Command Relationships - Future conflicts will not have to start with a bang. An Air Force C-17 carries a special payload, and somewhere over the Indian Ocean the cargo is released. This cargo consists of the latest in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) technology: swarms of mini UAVs with the appearance and perceived characteristics of locusts. The objective of this swarm is to disrupt and not destroy key electrical nodes in a target nation, allowing USSOCOM troops to enter the country undetected. Simultaneously, US cyber forces are disrupting the backup generator systems to ensure radar systems stay down....   [tags: United States Military, Cyber Command]
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Andragogy in the Military - ... Adult learning takes place in an array of different settings, not just in schools. Albeit an informal setting, armed forces education has been identified by several texts as a form of adult learning (Brookfield, 1987). Malcolm Knowles developed six assumptions to describe the manner in which adults learn known as the andragogical model. Knowles did not consider it a theory, but rather “simply another model of assumptions about learners to be used alongside the pedagogical model of assumptions” (Brookfield, 1987)....   [tags: art and science of how adults learn] 987 words
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Introduction to the New Postal Service 473-E Exam - ... The failure rate for the exam is amazingly high. Some say it’s as high as 80 to 90 percent. In fact, the odds are that most people will fail this test. Surprisingly, even knowing the difficulty of the exam, most people do not take the steps to prepare. That’s ordinarily the reason for failure in the first place. Consequently, taking the exam will likely be a waste of time. You’ll have to wait for another suitable job posting and go through the whole process once again. However, don’t be discouraged by those odds....   [tags: public service employee] 1748 words
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Military Professionalism- The Importance of Professionalism in the United States Marine Corps - Professionals in the United States Marine Corps stand apart from others engaged in particular careers in the civilian world.While many vocations contain some of the characteristics of professional, a lot of careers do not include all of the elements necessary to distinguish themselves as being as close to a professional as a marine. Professionalism grows depending on the time and service they have in the Marine Corps. A professional has specialized knowledge and skill which can only be acquired through prolonged education and experience....   [tags: military, soldiers] 2501 words
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Civil-Military Relationship in The American Military Coup of 2012 - The Civil-Military relationship is one that is very dynamic and dependent upon the world in which we live in. With our government becoming increasingly complex with additional demands placed upon the civilian and military portions of our government, there seems to be a growing dependence of the people on the government. This is dangerous and can plant the seeds for a soft despotism which Tocqueville warned us against. We are entering an era that would be difficult for our founding fathers to predict....   [tags: government, Charles Dunlap, civilian] 1162 words
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Military Leaders in Developing Countries - Military Leaders in Developing Countries The role of the military in any country is one of prestige. Unless having been through it personally, one could not imagine willingly subjecting oneself to the rigorous training received by so many young men and women today. The role played by the military is always to protect, defend, and assist its country in both war and peacetime, but in developing nations there are quite different roles as well. To be a leader in the armed forces, one must be strong both physically and mentally, as well as having a certain charisma, or skill with people....   [tags: Military Politics Army Essays] 1479 words
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Overview of the US Military - The military is what protects our country which usually means weapons are involved. The military isn’t all about war and combat, there are other careers that people can pursue rather than fighting. Jobs that don’t involve combat are usually similar to typical civilian jobs. The military is a great career to pursue because there will always be a need for it. Before enlisting into the military, it is good to know what the military does, how much money a service member makes, the education and training required, and the job out outlook....   [tags: Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines]
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Military Recruiters in School. Why Not? - ... Military recruiters also encourage high school students wanting to join to stay out of trouble and actually graduate high school. The article, “Targeted Lesson,” quotes a marine Colonel when he tells the military’s stance on enlisting criminals. The article reads, “‘Military service is not an alternative to incarceration or paying a debt to society’” (Perry and Blume A33). The military needs people who stay out of trouble, which encourages students to keep their record clean. In addition to staying morally upright, the military also wants students who join to graduate high school....   [tags: US armed forces policies]
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Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Military - In September 2011, the United States lifted the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy (DADT), which restricted gay, lesbian, and bisexuals from openly serving in the military. This was the first time in American history in which people of every sexual orientation could serve openly (“11 Facts About,” n.d.). This was a momentous occasion for some and not so much for others. For those military members that had served in secret and those members that were firmly against gays and lesbians, this repeal had different meaning....   [tags: don't ask, don't tell, gays, lesbians]
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Gender Egalitarianism in Society and in the Military - Everybody has a place in society. Everyone has a role. Regardless of a person’s accomplishments though, how and where that individual fits in may be largely a matter of race and gender. Even in the 21st century, many minority groups continue to encounter forms of silent discrimination. It can be sensed in a variety of situations, but is fairly common when dealing with a professional or educational establishment. In spite of this, many minorities have managed to come a long way –including women. It’s hard to believe that it is 2014 and women are still considered a minority group in America....   [tags: women´s role, armed forces, civilians] 3422 words
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Aboriginal People in the Canadian Military - ... According to records, more than 4000 Indians enlisted during the First World War; about 35% of Status Indians of military age. This figure does not include other natives like non-status Indians, Métis or Inuit. Additionally, multiple Aboriginal populations witnessed above-average enlistment. 47% of military aged Aboriginal men in Prince Edward Island and 53% in New Brunswick volunteered for service. Impressively, 100% of adult Aboriginal men from the Mi'kmaq reserve in Sydney, Nova Scotia volunteered....   [tags: enlistment, natives, snipers]
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Discipline and Justice in the Military and Navy - Before 1951, the Army and Navy operated under laws derived directly from the British Articles of War in force prior to the Revolutionary War (Pound 2002). In those days, soldiers and sailors possessed few rights. The old system enforced discipline rather than justice. Punishments ranged from execution, flogging and hard labor with ball and chain. The changes began. In 1850, the Navy outlawed flogging. After World War I, the three levels of courts were introduced and continue to this day. These are the general, special and summary levels, applied according to the seriousness of the charges....   [tags: revolutionary war, soldeirs, laws] 1897 words
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The History of Homosexuality in the Military - ... “Despite rumors about his parties, there never was an investigation of Von Steuben and he received a Congressional pension after the war” (Thomas, 2005). Homosexuals kept their relationships discreet and wrote letters to their loved ones while away at war. In “1950, Uniform Code of Military Justice broadened the definition of sodomy to include oral sex, sex between women, and "unnatural" sex between men and women” (Bateman, 2006, para.11). After this took effect, homosexuals were kicked out of service if found to be gay or lesbian....   [tags: orientation, discrimination, bill] 633 words
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Military - According to the DOD, (2011) the department of defense doesn’t allow any third party anything in association with the military or any of it’s governmental functioning counter parts ala... national guards, reserves, commission corpse, naval reserves , marines reserves etc… DODD rule 8750 insures that all military servicemen must be certified in their prospective fields and be proficient in their MOS field after boot camp and AIT. (DoDD, 2011) To become a soldier one must first visit a local recruiting office; there a person may engage in talks with a recruiter, the recruiter’s main job is to help assess the civilian enquires about their military desires, the recruiter must talk to a recruit a...   [tags: Department of Defense, ASVAB] 1079 words
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The Roman and U.S. Military - The Roman Republic military was one of the first well-organized military of all time. Because of this, most succeeding militaries follow their example by adopting and adapting some of the same characteristics. The Roman and U.S. military are from different eras, but still share similar characteristics as well as vast modernized differences that have established the U.S. military as efficient and organized. Separating a military into unique specialized forces increases efficiency and the Romans knew that....   [tags: soldiers, generic soldiers]
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Changing the Military with Servant Leadership - There are a number of significant difficulties for today’s military - the Global War on Terrorism or what has recently been termed the “Long War;” weapon system acquisitions and personnel draw downs. The focus of this paper is on one strategic component of the military quest—Leadership. More specifically, it will center on servant leadership and its impact on the military’s vision. This paper first explores the significance of the leadership change, followed by an examination of three notable characteristics of servant leadership and their historical influence through the eyes of a famous leader....   [tags: Servant Leadership Essays]
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The Military Draft is Unconstitutional - There is a Time and a place for everything, for instance there were times when a militarized force wasn’t nearly large enough for an impending war as necessary to stand even that of a fighting chance towards victory. Our nation’s solution to this problem was creating the military draft, which most recently was used during the Vietnam War. The military draft, or Selective Service System, is Conscription, or in other words “forced labor demanded by some established authority” (Worddiq). “From 1948 until 1973, during both peacetime and periods of conflict, men were drafted to fill vacancies in the armed forces which could not be filled through voluntary means.” (Landscaper) 2/3 of the American...   [tags: Argumentative Essay] 733 words
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Women Serving in the Military - Throughout history war and fighting have always been seen as a strictly masculine endeavor, yet women have always been involved in one way or another. Whether tending to the sick, doing clerical or logistical-support jobs or disguised as men and fighting in the front lines, women throughout history have found ways to help serve and defend their homes and country. Women have always been considered the weaker sex and traditionally their place has always been in the home caring for the family, certainly not out defending the country....   [tags: gender roles and equality]
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How To Be A Military Leader - Leadership is defined as the ability to accomplish a set goal(s) due to the act of inspiring and motivating a group of your peers. Former United States president Dwight D. Eisenhower made famous a quote that stated, “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.” (Notable-quotes.com). One of the most important aspects of the work area is leadership. Without leadership, there will be no guidance to for teamwork and the percentage of successful goal will be slim to none....   [tags: Leadership, Army Ranger Handbook]
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Air Force: The Military Force - ... Although I have never met him, I got to know him through the stories that my grandmother and father told over the years. He was jovial and believed in supporting one’s family and country. He has inspired me to be the same type of person through his achievements and the stories I have heard over the years. While he was in the United States Air Force, my grandpa participated in the Vietnam War, and worked on base as well. He flew many different types of planes, such as E-4Bs, which are a type often used by the president, trained newer pilots in T-39As, and B-52s in, as well as after, Vietnam....   [tags: personal experience, patriotism] 551 words
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Higher Education for Military Personnel - ... Their veterans office mission statement, “Owens Community College appreciates the time you served our great nation, and now we look forward to serving you as Owens becomes a part of your life.” The office itself is comprised of veterans that understand the importance of receiving an education and also provide opportunities for veterans to work in their center. Giving the chance to those that join to bestow the information they have gained to upcoming students. They are without a doubt the most courteous and resourceful group of people to aid students achieve the goals they may have....   [tags: veterans in college] 2009 words
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Military Leaders and Suicide Deaths - Sometimes in life there are moments that one can think, ‘I would never be able to do that!’ the numbers of people who may say this are the ones that take their own life. Possibly in an attempt to escape the stresses of today’s society, that linger in their mind that they cannot seem to overcome. Everyday people willingly take their lives, without regard to the difficulties they have left on their family and friends. There have been studies on why people commit suicide, but no one has come up with a definite explanation....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Military Discrimination against Homosexuals - Homosexuals, bisexuals and lesbians were a condemned lot not allowed to serve in the United States military service including the Navy forces. Service men and women in the military were judged not only with reference to their behavioral conduct but also from their sexual orientation results. The Department of Defense (DOD) would ask questions concerning sexual orientation of prospects willing to join the military service. A sexual orientation related to sexual attraction to people of a particular gender....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Roman Concepts of Military Leadership - Leadership can be defined as “the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction and motivation while operating to accomplish the mission and improving the organization.” While the wording comes from the United States Army’s Leadership manual, the same principles applied to the men who served in the Roman army, both the Republic and the Empire. From 508 BC to 1453 the Roman’s would be a considered a “superpower” in the world with “all roads” leading to Rome as the old proverb explains....   [tags: War, Roman Empire]
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Reinstating the Military Draft - When you enjoy the freedoms you have living in the United States, you can thank those men and women who serve in the armed forces. But in recent years, our armed forces have seen a decline in enlistments, which has reignited and old debate. Should we reinstate the Military Draft. This one question has sparked a debate nationwide, between friends, family, and even perfect strangers. Reinstating the draft is just one way to ensure people can continue to enjoy those freedoms the armed forces have fought for over the years....   [tags: Argumentative Essays] 875 words
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The United States Military - ... Retrieved May 16, 2014, from http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/ history/ what-was- black-americas-double-war/. In 1948 however president Harry Truman ordered a military desegregation. The Navy and Air Force both accomplished this by 1950, however the army remained segregated until after the Korean conflict, marking Vietnam as the first war fought by a supposedly de-segregated army. In 1962 President John F. Kennedy re-instated the Presidents Committee on equal opportunity in the Armed Forces....   [tags: african americans, navy, marine corps] 992 words
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Military Children and Deployments - Military children are in a league of their own, and at very young ages are thrown into situations of great stress. Approximately 1.2 million children live in the U.S. Military families (Kelly. 2003) and at least 700,000 of them have had at least one parent deployed (Johnson et al. 2007). Every child handles a deployment differently, some may regress in potty training, and others may become extremely aggressive. Many different things can happen, in most cases when a parent deploys and the child becomes difficult to handle, it can cause a massive amount of stress on the parent that is not deployed as well as added stress on the parent who is deployed....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Gays in the Military - For nearly 50 years, it has been the U.S. military's official policy to exclude homosexuals from service. In November 1992, President - elect Clinton told Americans that he planned to lift the military's long - standing ban on gays and lesbians. Homosexual men and women, he said, should not be prevented from serving their country based on their sexual orientation. Soon after taking office in 1993, Clinton faced powerful military and congressional opposition to lifting the ban. General Colin Powell, then - chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Senator Sam Nunn, who was chairman of the Senate Armed Forces Committee between 1987 an 1994 and left Congress in 1996, announced that they would...   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian]
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US Military - Many people are concerned about the U.S. military because of how many risks come with joining it. However, the U.S. military also explains the benefits that one could receive. Joining the military is a decision that should not be taken lightly. One must understand all aspects of the military. In order for a voter to be fully informed about joining the US military, one must consider both the risks, like mental illnesses and commitment and benefits, like education, and experience. 1. Risks of Joining the Military: Mental Illnesses Suffering from a mental illness is a common effect of joining the military that many people aren’t fully aware of....   [tags: risks, mental illnesses, depression]
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Career as a Military Officer - Career as a Military Officer I. Text research Definition: A military officer, a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, is responsible for the protection of U.S. citizens. This is a broad responsibility however and each officer has a distinct role that (s) he plays in the maintenance of national defense. As a member of the military, an officer signs a contract and must serve a number of years before retirement is possible. There are five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Army is the senior service and fight mostly on land....   [tags: Military Officer U,S, Armed Forces Army Essays]
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Discrimination in the Military - Discrimination in the Military Yes, the military does have sexual harassment and discrimination against women in the nineties. "Firestone and co-researcher Richard J. Hurns analyzed a 1988 DOD Survey of men and women in the military and found that 51.8 % of men and 74.6% of women reported either experiencing or knowing of sexual harassment. Amoung the women surveyed, 70.1% had experienced "sexual talk or behavior at the work place [that] created an offensive, hostile or intimidating environment." Amoung the men, 36.9% gave the same answer."(1) The percent of women being sexually harassed is much higher than the percent of men being harassed....   [tags: Papers] 1217 words
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Military Censorship - The ability of the military to censor what the media puts out to the public is greatly needed in the Unites States. A lot of times the media grabs hold of information and makes a huge deal out of it, even if it’s the simplest thing. And it may not all be true. Every news channel wants to cover the “big story,” and they’re going to do whatever it takes to make that happen. Whether it’s by changing or adding false information, or attempting the make a bigger deal out of the story to draw more attention and viewers....   [tags: terrorists, media]
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Gays in the Military - The question of whether or not gays should be alowed in the military is a hotly debated event in curnent politics and their are many arguments for and aginst it. these very arguments give us some insight about where our society is going and how willing we really are to accept others. So now we have two citizens both wanting to join the military and both identical in everyway save the fact that one in straight and one is gay. They both pass all tests with the same score yet one is let in and one is not base on sexual orientation....   [tags: Psychology] 763 words
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Military Drafts - The reinstatement of a military draft is a controversial issue that has surfaced in American society. Although a draft would challenge the liberties granted to us in the Constitution and be detrimental to our society, some people believe that a draft would be insignificant to all the benefits we receive as American citizens, and that the draft can be utilized as an effective tool. People that argue that the draft needs to be reestablished have a strong base for their commanding arguments. Some believe that serving in the military is a civil duty, and to live in this country one must defend it....   [tags: Morals, Conflicts, Government] 929 words
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Military Health Care Policy: The Success of Military Health Care - The Department of Defense has the responsibility to manage one of the United State’s largest health care systems, the Military Health System. The Military Health System operates under the mission to enhance the health of the service men and women, while maintaining a high quality, effective benefit to those who qualify for care (Brown et al, 2009). Military Health Systems cover the health care needs of over nine million service men and women and their dependents, through a vast array of military and civilian facilities....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Military Sexual Assault - Hot Topic for Military Sexual Assault The military is facing a major controversy when it comes to sexual harassment and sexual assault. Both sides of this controversy generally feel something needs to be changed so these crimes decrease and our soldiers feel safe among their comrades. The basic argument of this issues is how the government and military can change to decrease these crimes. This leads to the main question for this issue. Should Military Commanders prosecute sexual assault cases. ....   [tags: Sexual Harrassment, Sexual Assault ]
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The Expansion of the Military During the 1800's - ... The Monroe Doctrine helped build transportation infrastructure and laid the foundation for America to become a world power. The Expansion of Military was a really important thing to the Americans back in the 1800’s. One of those things was the Army and Navy Journal which was created in 1863 by a man named William Conant Church who made it as a forum for officers interested in professionalism. After that journal, people said that it was a very good war reporting and that it caused people to make interesting articles on progress of war....   [tags: progressive, war, oversees] 613 words
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Violation of Human Rights: Homosexuality and Military - Introduction Homosexuality is a recent issue in our society. This paper will analyze few different topics which come up with the theme of homosexuality. First of all, it will analyze the military approach to the LGB (lesbian, gay, bisexual) community in various countries around the world. Furthermore, it will explore the topic of Don't Ask Don't Tell policy (DADT) enforced in the 90s in USA. First of all, I would like to explain why did I chose the case of military „gayban“ in the United States of America....   [tags: lesbian, gay, bisexual, slovakia]
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Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ban in the Military - ... In essence by creating a policy that required a person to hide their sexual orientation the US conveyed the message to the military and the civilian population that gay, lesbian or bisexual was wrong. President Obama’s decision to repel this decision was leap forward in the right direction in helping to remove sexual discrimination from the ranks of the military. It also sent a message to the U.S, letting them know that sexual discrimination would not be tolerated. Prior to the vote that officially repealed the policy, there seemed to be support for the repeal especially among the gay and lesbian community....   [tags: Armed Forces, Gay]
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The Different Purposes of Military Music and iPods - ... I use the term weapon not in the sense that the uses of iPods can physically hurt anyone but the fact people use it as a sense to protect themselves from others. Many iPod users in this article state how they use their iPods as a shield to prevent others from interrupting their own privacy bubble. One iPod user states that “The more I wear my iPod, the less I want to interact with strangers. I feel almost encased in a bubble”. (537) This really shows how people are abusing the users of iPods....   [tags: the power of technology] 806 words
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Military Engineering and its Impact on War - Military engineering can be traced back to its origins in the defensive frameworks in the fort hills constructed in Europe during the late Iron Age. One of the earliest feats of Military Engineering was the Great Wall of China, which was built in the 3rd century B.C. to protect the Chinese against the barbarians to the north. The ancient Romans were the preeminent engineering people of the ancient western world. They constructed a vast network of roads and aqueducts within their empire and various guard towers and forts to protect their many settlements....   [tags: Engineering, War] 1064 words
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Enhancing Military Trainings - Introduction The focus of this paper is to build a theoretical framework that addresses my envisioned topic and its relevance to the research problem. The research topic stems from the problem U.S. Navy commander face when challenged to train and certify servicemembers in different warfare areas aboard ships while simultaneously achieving energy conservation as a derivative. Presently, Naval leaders are facing the same challenges of the past, where commanders have dealt with the difficulty of meeting mission essential tasks (MET) altogether amidst fiscal constrains imposed by risen costs of fossil fuel (Truly, 2001; Cane, 2008; Williams, 2009)....   [tags: US navy commander, technology]
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Homelessness Among Veterans of the U.S. Military - Homelessness is a social issue in the United States of America, one that has been with us for decades, if not for our entire history. Of particular concern within the scope of this paper is the subject of homelessness among military veterans. This paper will examine the issue as a social problem, and look at contributing factors and current solutions. In order to address the problem, it is necessary to understand certain terms. The definition of the term ‘veteran’ is given in 17 USC Sec. 101 of the U.S....   [tags: Social Issue, Contributing factors, War Veterans]
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Our Freedom to Choose Military Participation - ... The government shouldn't enforce the law that should apply to every young adults or teenager. We have the right to enjoy many other freedoms. You can work at any job you qualify to. You have the freedom to join a political party, a union, and any other legal groups. Though some people might say this have nothing to do whether we want to do it or not. In my beliefs it is not to impose this on someone who's not even old enough to confirm what they're going to do in the future. This will not only affect our rights but it will affect our time we have spent....   [tags: rights, volunteer, commitment] 629 words
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Homelessness Among Veterans of the U.S. Military - 2. Contributing Factors The presence of additional risk for homelessness specifically associated with Veteran status is puzzling in that it occurs among a population that shows better outcomes on almost all socioeconomic measures and that has exclusive access to an extensive system of benefits that include comprehensive healthcare services, disability and pension assistance, and homeless services (Fargo, et al, 24). In spite of having many advantages, veterans over-represent in the homeless population....   [tags: American Society, War Veterans, Homelessness]
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Colin Powell: Military leader, Statesman - Colin Powell: Military leader, Statesman The question of “What makes a leader great?” is without one solitary answer. Effective leaders in the corporate and political arenas are deserving of praise, but because of the nature of their work, military leaders are arguably more complex and intriguing. “Military leadership qualities are formed in a progressive and sequential series of carefully planned training, educational, and experiential events—far more time-consuming and expensive than similar training in industry or government....   [tags: Biography] 1393 words
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Military Brat: Moving around the World - ... Unable to afford a daily commute to the next district, I was sent to the hundred-person school up the road. After the events of September 11, 2001, my dad was recalled to the military to serve twelve months in Djibouti, Africa. Upon his return, he made the choice to return to the Army, and we were sent to Colorado. In the years that followed, my family was thrown back into the military life. This meant not seeing my dad much (only twenty-six out of the next sixty-seven months) and moving regularly....   [tags: life, school, travel, learn, home] 625 words
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The Roman Military - The strength of the Roman military was the string that held the Roman Empire together for as long as it lasted. The military was made up of strictly disciplined men whom were ready and willing to serve their emperor. The Legions Outward appearance was extremely important to the Romans and the first thing that new recruits learned was to march in perfect form. Once they knew how to march they were then assigned to the legions in which they would remain for the next 20 years of service. (the book) The legions were made up of between 5000 and 5500 men....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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DHL: Service Quality - DHL is a global market leader in the logistics industry, with expertise in international parcel, express, air and ocean freight, road and rail modes of transport. This paper is going to look at service quality and purchasing in relation to how it affects an organization. It is therefore going to help us relate these to DHL as a company, and help us look at ways through which they can be used as a guide to related companies. Question 1: How does service quality relate to the purchasing/supply chain function....   [tags: logistics industry, advertisement, gap analysis]
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Exploring the Legitimacy of Veteran Service Organizations - The United States is no longer united. Deep political divides permeate in every fabric of American Government. Consequently, Congressional approval ratings are barely above 10 percent. However, regardless of the political bantering that is occurring on Capital Hill, the United States Military has remained the most trusted institution in the nation. Many experts have argued this phenomenon is due to the apolitical nature of the military. Due to the prestige of the military and those who have served within, their endorsements are a premium on Capital Hill....   [tags: IAVA vs VOA]
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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...   [tags: Ethics ]
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Religion in the Military of Ancient Greece - Religion in the Military of Ancient Greece The Ancient Greeks held their religion to be a personal experience, to be practiced by the common man on a daily basis. Thus, it comes as no surprise to read in the historical works of the period that the people also relied on religion to aid them in military matters. This paper will give historical examples of the people's reliance on the deities and attempt to explain the psychological necessity of these rituals. An examination will be made of the typical forms of rituals, and cite their effects, whether ill or benign, on the military endeavors of the peoples in the age of the Ancient Greeks....   [tags: Army Greeks History Rituals Papers]
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