Accession Number : ADA326591

Title :   The People and the Army: Different Cultures, Same Beliefs.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Peck, Terry M.

PDF Url : ADA326591

Report Date : 22 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The United States Army has been representative of the nation's population since its creation. Historically, a common set of values and ethics, and adherence thereto has been part of that bond. The latter is no longer true. With the dramatic change in American social norms in the 20th Century, the population's tolerance for reinterpretation of institutional values and ethics rose significantly. This tolerance, in conjunction with a transition to the primacy of personal rights over institutional needs, has resulted in a society where the good of the many is subordinated to the good of the few.

Descriptors :   *CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), *CIVILIAN POPULATION, *ARMY, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), TOLERANCE, ETHICS, VALUE, SOCIOMETRICS, HUMAN RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE