Accession Number : ADA311198

Title :   Marriage and Children as Impediments to Career Progression of Active Duty Career Women Army Officers.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Westwood, John ; Turner, Hughes

PDF Url : ADA311198

Report Date : 15 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : In an Army workplace where change is everywhere and the work environment is continually transforming, women are being called upon to play a much larger role. In accepting this challenge and representing a higher percentage of the total Army and strength than ever before, many questions are surfacing. Can women juggle the responsibilities of career, marriage, and children? Does marriage and children adversely impact the career progression and advancement opportunities of active duty career women Army officers in comparison with their male and childless female counterparts? Since women do not have wives as do many of their male counterparts, is the Army placing undo hardship on the women career officers who desire family responsibilities. This study was undertaken to contribute to, and support the right of all women Army officers wanting an equitable opportunity to serve their country and have fulfilling family lives as well. It is our intention to equitably show the data and suggest possible ways to make our Army system better for those women who desire career and family responsibilities.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *CAREERS, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *WOMEN, MILITARY RESERVES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, LEADERSHIP, ARMY TRAINING, STATISTICAL DATA, DEMOGRAPHY, FAMILY MEMBERS, QUALIFICATIONS, ACTIVE DUTY, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, OFFICER PERSONNEL, GENERAL OFFICERS, JOB SATISFACTION, PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT), GRADE STRUCTURE(PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), CHILDREN, MARRIAGE, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, FIELD GRADE OFFICERS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE