Accession Number : ADA227421

Title :   Army Professionalism 1877-1898: Myth or Reality

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Aug 1989-Jun 1990

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Rhay, Gary D.

PDF Url : ADA227421

Report Date : 01 JUN 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : This study examines the efforts to promote professionalism in Officers during the period 1877-1898. Initially, definitions are provided and an examination of key 19th century concepts is made. Issues affecting the growth of professionalism in America are discussed, followed by evidence of the growth of institutional and individual professionalism. The conditions encountered by the bulk of the Army during this time were daunting. However, forces were dramatically altering American society. External influences and the operational environment interacted to forge conditions conductive to professionalism. Throughout this period a variety of measures were pursued which created an institutional basis for professionalism, leading to the acceptance of soldiers in society. Within the Officer Corps there were indicators of a rising interest in the profession. These efforts were evolutionary in nature. The definition of the Army's role and subsequent efforts to prepare the Officer Corps represented the pursuit of national security. It was a course which would become irreversible. Keywords: Theses; Army personnel/history; Military forces United States; Officer personnel.

Descriptors :   *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), ARMY, HISTORY, ARMY PERSONNEL, NATIONAL SECURITY, THESES

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE