Accession Number : ADA279524

Title :   Women in Basic Training: The Controversy Continues.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Greene, Byron D., III

Report Date : 08 APR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : This study takes several studies previously completed dealing with the integration of women into Army Basic Training and analyzes them for common trends. It then suggests an approach to resolve the issue of how best to integrate women into basic training. Using these studies as a springboard the author then uses the observations and experiences to coed basic training to explore the policy and direction of the larger issue--the role of women in the Army. Author suggests there is a lack of vision and comprehensive strategy guiding the effort. Therefore, the question of how to best integrate women into basic training is premature. It can only be answered after the larger question of the, role of women in the Army is carefully laid out. The basic training question then properly becomes a training issue as part of an overall strategy. The appropriate question to establish the comprehensive strategy, the author suggests. Ought to be 'How do we optimize the force to defend the national interests and how can both men and women best contribute?'

Descriptors :   *WOMEN, *ARMY PERSONNEL, INTEGRATION, POLICIES, STRATEGY, JOB ANALYSIS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, ARMY TRAINING, ROLES(BEHAVIOR), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN).

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE