Accession Number : ADA192577

Title :   The Army Family - A Force in Transition. Where do We Go From Here?

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Burnette, Larry R

PDF Url : ADA192577

Report Date : 14 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : From the 'camp follower' days of the Revolutionary War to the Family Action Plans of the 1980's, the Army family has come a long way. The Army's growing awareness and acceptance of family members has moved its emphasis from 'patchwork' services of the post WWII days to the myriad of family services and programs offered in 1988. Today's budget considerations and social evolution in America may force yet more changes in Army philosophy regarding family members and family service programming. Currently, the Army's support efforts reflect a 'partnership ' philosophy. Recent studies indicate that the Army may have to relook this partnership philosophy and change to one of a 'utilitarian' approach. This philosophy places emphasis on the 'pay off' or the means to improve retention, attrition and readiness levels.

Descriptors :   *FAMILY MEMBERS, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, *ARMY PERSONNEL, ACCEPTABILITY, ATTRITION, AWARENESS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, OPERATIONAL READINESS, PHILOSOPHY, UTILIZATION, POLITICAL REVOLUTION, ARMY BUDGETS, RETENTION(GENERAL), RECRUITING

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE