Accession Number : ADA307516

Title :   Forging a 'New' Army. The End of the Draft and the Transition to an All-Volunteer Army.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL

Personal Author(s) : Holland, Martin J.

PDF Url : ADA307516

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : This thesis examines the effect that the end of the draft and the advent of an all-volunteer force had on the U.S. Army. The need to attract and retain large numbers of young men and women during the final stages of the nation's most unpopular war, in an era of political turbulence, forced the Army to reexamine its most basic practices and policies. The transition to an all-volunteer force fostered important changes in the Army's leadership philosophy, training methods, and soldiers' day-to-day life. The cumulative results of these changes forged a 'new' all-volunteer Army that became significantly different from its draft-era predecessor.

Descriptors :   *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, *TRANSITIONS, *ARMY PLANNING, *PERSONNEL RETENTION, *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, *ALL VOLUNTEER, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, POLITICAL SCIENCE, LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION, ARMY PERSONNEL, ARMY TRAINING, TEACHING METHODS, THESES, WARTIME, PHILOSOPHY, WOMEN, RECRUITS, REENLISTMENT, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, APTITUDES, BLACKS(RACIAL GROUP).

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE