Accession Number : ADA141192

Title :   Fraternization.

Descriptive Note : Individual essay,


Personal Author(s) : Gemlich,S L

PDF Url : ADA141192

Report Date : 16 Apr 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This essay explores the Air Force problem of fraternization. In developing this essay it was necessary to look at the history and custom of the military concerning a ban on fraternization. Information was gathered using a literature search and personal interviews with staff officers assigned to Air Force Personnel staff, Department of the Air Force. Impacting on the ban against fraternization is the increasing number of women who have become members of the Air Force and the attitudinal changes of society. It is concluded that Air Force regulations foster an atmosphere of familiarity and fraternization. The problem crosses all ranks--senior officers to junior enlisted, supervisors and subordinates. The senior leaders in the Air Force need to take the lead in turning this problem around. The best method to achieve this objective is to embark on a wide ranging educational program aimed at resurrecting the social distance between officers and enlisted. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Air Force personnel, *Officer personnel, *Enlisted personnel, *Interpersonal relations, *Group dynamics, History, Literature surveys, Interviewing, Women, Social psychology, Regulations, Education, Attitudes(Psychology), Military psychology

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE