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Aberdeen Proving Ground Investigation - In 1996, Captain Derrick Robinson, Sergeant Delmar Simpson, and Sergeant Nathanael Beech were arraigned for their suspected involvement in one of the biggest sex scandals the United States Military had seen. According to CNN, between these three men, charges of rape and adultery were pending in a huge case of sexual misconduct against female soldiers at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland (CNN, 2996). Following this incident, the United States Military took it upon themselves to open a telephone hotline to encourage the reporting of similar harsh crimes....   [tags: Military]
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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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Shared Service Department - • Scotiabank implemented a shared services model by taking most administrative work out of the branches to form a shared serviced department. The branch staff can thus focus on customer services and enjoy greater autonomy. By giving teams increased autonomy and responsibility through multi-functionalism approach, organizations may achieve flexibility (Kanter, 1983; Walton & Hackman, 1986). However, multi-functionalism does not simply refer to employees’ expanded job duties; moreover, it should never be an excuse for an organization to streamline or to cut jobs....   [tags: Organizational Support, Autonomy, Responsibility] 1269 words
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Examining the Effectiveness of Secret Service Training - Do Special Agents Receive Effective Training to Protect the President of the United States. Examining the Effectiveness of Secret Service Training Abstract United States Secret Service special agents are charged with the primary responsibility of protecting elected officials. Agents are the backbone of the Secret Service and receive more training than any other law enforcement agency in the United States. The training they receive is un-like any other training they have ever experienced. The Secret Service is the only agency that trains its agents to shield and physically cover the protectee with his/her own person....   [tags: Argumentative]
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Sexual Tolerance of Gays in the Military - Sexual Tolerance of Gays in the Military In 1999, more than 1,000 men and women were discharged from military service due to their sexuality. That number has actually decreased compared to recent years. (Suro NP) Homosexuals were purged from federal employment in 1950, with Bill Clinton updating that policy in 1993 by adding the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue” policy. (Deicher 176) This policy doesn’t work and needs to either be updated again or the ban against homosexuals lifted. Gays should be allowed to fight for the military for employment reasons, the right to fight for one’s country, and because they are no different from anyone else....   [tags: Papers] 1260 words
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The Military Draft: An Unwise Solution - The Military Draft: An Unwise Solution      The United States of America's military is currently involved in two major wars with U.S. opposition in Afghanistan and Iraq. All though both of these efforts can be said to be in the clean-up stages, many more soldiers will be needed to stabilize the regions, to provide police work, and to fight the insurgencies that have risen in opposition to the invasion of U.S. troops into foreign lands. The current presidential administration states that to adequately deal with the problems of post-war Iraq and unstable Afghanistan the United States needs to increase the number of active-duty soldiers serving over-seas....   [tags: Bush Iraq War Afghanistan Essays] 1352 words
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Technology Used on the Military Battlefield - Technology Used on the Military Battlefield In today’s busy world of technology, where it seems like we can hardly keep up with the daily advances being made, the United States Military is posed on the cutting edge. The military spends billions of dollars each year on electronic technology research with private firms such as International Telegraph and Telephone Aerospace/Communications Division (ITT A/CD). There is a wide range of uses for computers on today’s battlefield. Two of the major areas include communications, and battlefield management systems....   [tags: Computers]
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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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The Military: An Impetus for Social Reform - The Military: An Impetus for Social Reform Revolutionary War The military since the Colonial Era has been an impetus for social reform in the United States. The Revolutionary War afforded Black Americans an opportunity to escape from the toils of slavery and fight for freedom. Some Black Americans even earned their freedom by fighting for the Colonists, but still the freedom they fought for wasn’t their own. However, the military was responsible for the freedom of many slaves and some of these freed slaves became legendary soldiers like Salem Poor....   [tags: essays papers] 976 words
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The Military Career of George Washington - The Military Career of George Washington Most people today think of George Washington as the first President of the United States. Perhaps they may remember that he was also the commanding general of the Continental Army. However, George Washington had much experience in the military before the Revolutionary War. Because of his experience, he was ideal for the responsibility of leading the new nation to victory over the British. In 1752, George Washington was 20 years old. He had no military experience, but his brother Lawrence had served in the British militia and this motivated George to join up (George 74b)....   [tags: American America History]
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Against Reinstating the Military Draft - Against Reinstating the Military Draft On July 1, 1973, Congress chose to end the draft in favor of an All Volunteer Army. According to "The Professional Bulletin of Army History, No. 27," the last man was drafted in December 1972 and reported for training in June 1973. Now, not only might the renewed military draft come back but also the age of compulsory service in the meat grinder might be extended from its former limit of 26 years up to 42 years of age. As Ken Adachi, the editor of ?Educate Yourself,....   [tags: essays research papers] 1512 words
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Military - Thank God for our military A Soldier, a Sailor an Airman and a Marine got into an argument about which service was the greatest. The arguing became so heated that they eventually ended up killing each other. Soon, they found themselves at the Pearly Gates of Heaven They meet St Peter and decided that only he would be the ultimate source of truth and honesty, so they osked him: "St Peter which branch of the American Armed Forces is the best?" St. Peter instantly replied: "I can't answer that....   [tags: essays research papers] 1711 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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Military steps up recruitment - Breaking It Down: Military Steps up Recruitment This article focuses mainly on the problems that the military is having today on recruiting young men and women. For the last few months, both the Army and the Marines have been down in their numbers. The military now is trying everything they can do in order to get people to join the service. The armed forces alone have spent over $4 billion dollars in advertisements to get young people to join. They do this by talking at schools, handing out free merchandise, and even give out free video games that simulate actual training....   [tags: essays research papers] 532 words
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The Federal Intelligence Service - On January 1, 2010, The Federal Intelligence Service was created by collaborating the two predecessor services, the Strategic Intelligence Service and the Service for Analysis and Prevention. When it comes to international matters, the Strategic Intelligence Service handles them and the Service for Analysis and Prevention would be in charge of Switzerland’s interior security. The decision made by the Parliament in April 2009 was one reason why the Federal Intelligence Service existed. The work of the Federal Intelligence Service is personalized first and primary to the needs of its service recipients such as the Federal Council, departments and cantons, and is created to provide them with...   [tags: switzerland intelligence services]
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Selfless Service Definition Essay - Selfless Service When one sees the word selfless service, he/she literally sees the words self and less, followed by service. Self refers to an individual (in this case, it refers to one’s own interests) and less indicates a lack of, or without. Service can be a synonym of the word volunteering or duty. Therefore, the term selfless service must literally mean the lack of the pursuit of one’s own interests for the betterment of others. There is no measurement of selfless service. No matter what the scenario or who is involved, everyone who is involved benefits from one’s selfless acts....   [tags: Expository Essays]
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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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Military Anthrax Vaccination - Since the end of the Persian Gulf War, the United States along with the United Nations has struggled with Saddam Hussein to locate his “weapons of mass destruction”. Saddam’s persistence and dubious manner towards the United States military has raised concern for military protection. To combat biological threats, Secretary of Defense William Cohen implemented a mandatory military wide vaccination of all military members. Since the inception of the program, the program has been the subject of criticism by military members, Veteran Associations, Doctors, and many Senators on Capital Hill....   [tags: Papers] 1175 words
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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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SERVICE SYSTEMS - SERVICE SYSTEMS There are many establishments where food is served outside the home, these include: Ø Commercial o Restaurants o Café’s Ø Non-commercial (Institutional/On-site) o Business o Government o Education Ø Military In each type of establishment food will be served in a different way, service systems are defined by what dishes and utensils are used, but mainly by the manner of presenting the meal to the customer, clearly the type of service is defined by the desired target customer....   [tags: Business and Management Studies] 1523 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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Asymmetric Threats - Currently there are several definitions of asymmetric threats listed throughout the internet as well as other literature. The definition that best sums up the meaning in my view is leveraging unconventional tactics against a superior opponent with the goal of disrupting the willingness to achieve the operational objectives. The most common and current example of this would be the insurgency tactics used in Iraq and Afghanistan. The United States must not assume those tactics and strategies will only be used abroad....   [tags: Military ] 1961 words
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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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SAP’s Lack of Variety of Sports - Problem: Marion Military Institute is considered to be one of the best schools for preparing cadets who hope to soon enter a Service Academy. The Institution exposes students to the military “way of life”, academically and physically. The particular way MMI prepares cadets is through its rigorous Service Academy Program (SAP), a personalized program by each service academy that is designed to maximize cadet’s competitiveness for earning a United States service academy appointment. The SAP program provides a challenging academic curriculum, which undoubtedly prepares cadets....   [tags: Military, Cadets, Military Schools]
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Military Families Face Challenges - ... Researcher Says According to Murphey (2013), a child’s most essential learning is during the first years of early childhood. During that year, children learn about relationships and attach themselves emotionally to their parents. If the child misses this stage then the child may experience unfulfilled emotions. This may cause the child to develop depression, anxiety, and stress. When the child sees the parent with stress then there is chance the child will imitate the same attitude; therefore, this may lead the child to be unhealthy....   [tags: deployed parent, childmaltreatment]
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Military Decision Making Process - In the view of global security,(2011) The military decision making process abbreviated as MDMP is a planning model that establishes procedures for analyzing a mission, developing and comparing courses of action(COA) that are best suited to accomplish the higher commander’s intention and mission. The MDMP comprise of seven stages and each stage depends on the previous step to produce its own output. This means that a mistake in the early stage will affect all the other stages that follow. These steps include: Receipt of mission....   [tags: Analysis, Development, Comparison]
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American Servicemen and Women: True Heroes - It is an honor to have the best men and women defending the freedom of the United States of America. Without them, the celebrities, sports figures, and cultural icons would not be able to enjoy the things that do on a regular basis. The service men and women sacrifice so much for our freedom, they in turn lay their own lives on the line for us daily. In return they receive minimal pay and leave their loved ones behind. In reality these men and women are the real heroes. Today’s heroes are determined by a person’s eyes rather than their heart....   [tags: military issues, military families]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ex Parte Milligan, Military Trials and Enemy Combatants - "The importance of the main question presented by this record cannot be overstated; for it involves the very framework of the government and the fundamental principles of American liberty." –Justice Davis Wars tear countries apart. During wartime, laws are often not followed as they should be and the legal system becomes lax. The military of a country may abuse the power of martial law granted to them during war. Laws may be created on the spot to serve a personal purpose to someone of power and people may be wrongfully punished....   [tags: Legal System Court Justice ] 1852 words
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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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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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Military Leaders: The Life of Colonel McBride - ... One of the biggest challenges that Captain McBride was given resulted in one of his greatest achievements. When it came down to designing weapons, the Ordnance Corps was all over it. But CPT McBride changed all this when it was finally decided to let the CWS develop its own delivery system. The 4.2 inch chemical mortar was a much debated project of the Chief of Chemical, Brigadier General Amos Fries and Major General John Apple. They finally sided and MAJ Apple stated "it was finally decided to let the CWS develop its own delivery system, and the 4.2 mortar was the result." McBride, using his intricate knowledge of machinery used the Stokes at the onset and ended up creating process...   [tags: intervention, attributes, accomplisments]
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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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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...   [tags: U.S. 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Military Operations: Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Decontamination - ... This is known as equipment limitations. Preventing or reducing the risk of transfer or spread of the contaminant is also an important factor. Decontamination as soon as possible prevents potential spread/transfer of contaminants to other areas. Levels of Decontamination There are four levels of decon: Immediate, Operational, Thorough, and Clearance (FM 3-11.5, 2006). Immediate Decontamination Immediate decon is done to minimize casualties, save lives, and limit the potential for spreading the contamination (FM 3-5, 1993)....   [tags: contaminants, neutralization, removal]
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Women Service Pilots of World War II - From 1980 to 1984 I was the only girl on the County high-school boy’s ice hockey team. I was an individual, just doing what I loved. I was not alone as I would later find out; there were many girls like me around the country doing the same thing. During World War II there were a group of women called WASP, Women Air Force Service Pilots. They were doing what they loved, put into a situation that normally is filled by men, all individuals, doing what they loved, not for fame or fortune, but for love of their country....   [tags: WASP’s]
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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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What it Takes to be a Soldier - ... Their level of integrity will be challenged from time to time and day to day. Soldiers that lack integrity will only make it harder on themselves, and if found overly deficient to this virtue they could find that sooner or later they will get another Soldier or themselves hurt or killed. As they grow in rank and become Officers whether Commissioned or Non Commissioned they will receive yearly Evaluation Reports that grade the Soldier on his conduct and his ability to obey and instill this virtue in his/her Soldiers....   [tags: revolutionary war,weapons, military]
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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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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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