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Author Chapman, Anne W., author.

Title Mixed-gender basic training : the U.S. Army experience, 1973-2004 / by Anne W. Chapman
Published Fort Monroe, Virginia : U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, 2008


Description 1 online resource (xii, 197 pages)
Series Legal classics library (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Contents Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1: Background -- Historical overview: the American revolution to 1973 -- Military, social, and political currents -- All-volunteer army and the numbers -- Women's liberation movement, the ERA, and DACOWITS -- Combat exclusion and the draft -- Other gender-related issues -- Physical strength and endurance -- Pregnancy, marriage, and parenthood -- Attrition and retention -- Male ego, bonding, and unit cohesiveness -- Emotions and aggression -- Fraternization -- Sexual harassment -- Public opinion -- 2: First Experiment: Basic Combat Training, 1975-1982 -- Experiment -- Studies and experiments: the 1970s -- Fort Jackson test -- Implementation of integrated training -- Experience -- Problems -- Election of 1980 and other changes -- Return of separate training -- 1981-1982 women in the army policy review -- Conclusion -- 3: Uneasy Interlude: 1982-1996 -- Introduction -- MEPSCAT and DCPC -- 1980s controversies -- NORC surveys -- Letters (DACOWITS and Weinberger) -- Grenada, 1983 -- DACOWITS and the risk rule -- More studies-GAO -- ARI and recruitment -- Field artillery question -- Panama and operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm -- Presidential commission on the assignment of women in the armed forces -- Fort Jackson, ARI, and Secretary Les Aspin -- Fort Jackson and ARI revisited, 1995 -- Reception station and beyond -- 4: New Challenge But Old Issues, 1996-2000 -- Aberdeen proving ground, November 1996 -- Army investigates -- Congress investigates -- Department of defense investigates, June-December 1997 -- Blair commission -- 5: Into The Twenty-First Century -- New political era, 2001 -- TRADOC gender-integrated training assessment -- DACOWITS and a new era -- RSTA debate -- US military women in Iraq -- New BCT program of instruction: warrior ethos -- New physical training program -- Women and the draft -- Conclusion -- Selected bibliography -- Abbreviations and acronyms -- Index
Summary From the Preface: Since the advent of the all-volunteer force in 1973, a major effort for the U.S. Army has been the configuration of a force increasingly dependent on female soldiers. Not the least of the problems demanding solution was the controversy stirred by the integration of men and women recruits in basic combat training. The issues were numerous, complex, and tenacious as the nation's largest military service sought to design a basic training program that met both the goal of military readiness and the increasing demands of women for equality of opportunity and treatment. This volume is an account of the many currents, some ongoing, that informed the Army's struggle to design a basic training course acceptable to the nation's civil and military leadership, the general public, various special interest groups, and the young men and women undergoing their first experience as soldiers. This study employs a mixture of topical and chronological organization. Although there is a brief attention to the long-range historical perspective, the major focus is on the period from 1973 to 2004. The author's aim is to tell the Army's story of mixed-gender training at the initial-entry level. There is no attempt to suggest solutions for past or present problems
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-183) and index
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Subject United States. Army Training and Doctrine Command -- History
United States. Army -- Women
SUBJECT United States. Army fast
United States. Army Training and Doctrine Command fast
Subject Basic training (Military education) -- United States
Women soldiers -- Training of -- United States
Coeducation -- United States -- History
Basic training (Military education)
Armed Forces -- Women
Women soldiers -- Training of
United States
Genre/Form Government publications
Form Electronic book
Author United States. Army Training and Doctrine Command, issuing body.
LC no. 2008034776