Book Review 2: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Cold War Crises by Richard Betts Summary: Betts starts off his book by recognizing the ambiguity around the advocacy of the use of force in a crisis by military leaders even though there is a prevalent assumption that military professionals are more aggressive than diplomats and politicians. He states he writes the book in order to provide a comprehensive survey of the postwar role of American military men in decisions on their most essential function, their use of force in combat. Betts acknowledges the vast availability of literature on military participation in decisions on defense budgets and weapons procurement, but feels there is a void when looking at decision-making from the perspective of military leadership versus civilian leadership.
The Importance of Accountability in the U.S. Army Every living thing on Earth demands discipline and accountability, but when it comes to U.S. Army, soldiers are trained specifically in these subjects. There are extreme costs at risk if these principles are not held high by the Armed Forces. Most organized Armies focus on the importance of accountability and teach it in the very beginning stages of readiness. Accountability includes things such as showing up on time to safeguarding sensitive records, keeping account of resources to watching out for fellow soldiers. Almost everything can be tied back to the importance of accountability.
• Combined Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC) had six general officers; Transitioning to from a Corp to a CFLCC requires more general officers and requires an increase of personnel which are polled from the Joint Manning Document (JMD), the table of organization that authorized the positions on the joint staff. • Deciding where to place critical command elements • A corps headquarters was the Army’s highest tactical headquarters and normally functioned at the tactical and operational levels of war. During, the transitional process to a CFLCC, however, the corps is required to operate at the tactical, operational, and theater-strategic levels of war. Once augmented, Army doctrine also held that the Corps might have responsibility to create
The focal point for this paper is to identify the effects that occur federally and personally with the use of Compulsory military service. These three have a variety of effects on how Compulsory Military Service effects a government and citizens financially. As well as the physical aspects of this kind of military service has on the soldiers, and the psychological effects that this has on those who serve. Although there are negative aspects to this research. This will also explain some of the positives that are possible.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple-aptitude battery exam that evaluates developed skills and assists predict potential academic and occupational success in the military. The exam is invented to measure aptitudes in four domains: Verbal, Math, Science and Technical, and Spatial. This exam was developed and is supported by the Department of Defense. The Military use the scores from the ASVAB to classify careers that best match students’ abilities.
The C300 course outlined joint operations and how they pertain to unified actions. In addition, the course discussed operational reach, Range of Military Operations (ROMO), and capabilities of our Sister Services. Lastly, C300 explained the types of command relationship and how they pertained to joint operations. Unified actions are those military forces, organizations, and agencies that can influence operations in a theater. These key players may have a negative or positive outcomes; due to lack of communication or even different objectives between the military and civilian leadership.
We know this as Army Directive 2016-30 (Army Policy on Military Service of Transgender Soldiers (Cronk, 2016). Army Directive 2016-35 (Army Policy on Military Service of Transgender Soldiers) (2016) introduced gender markers so that the transgender soldier will be processed as the identity that he or she feel they are with in guide lines of the policy how the Command will accommodate the
Diversity in United States Army Table of Contents Introduction 2 Diversity in United States Army 2 Significance of Identity 3 Influence of Prototypes and Assimilation on Individual Identity 4 Adjusting Beliefs and Behaviour of Leader 6 Conclusion 7 References 8 Introduction Diversity as a managerial concept focuses on racial diversity due to the historically significant role that is played by race in issues of diversity within the United States Army. It is noted that the internal communication about representative leadership across force has enabled the Army to be strong from its cultural and ethnic diversity. This paper is aimed to consider the perception, attribution, and management of diversity in the United States Army. Diversity in United States Army The emphasis of US Army on the diversity and inclusion has proven effective to enable the Army in maintenance of competitive future advantage.
Diversity in the Armed Forces is a complex issue when referring to leadership positions, increase opportunities, and especially in terms of gender equality and gender integration. Increase diversity in the Army challenges traditional military attitudes, beliefs, norms, policies, and regulations. For some analyst the gender integration in the combat fields is a challenge that affects the integrity of the Army.
The purpose of this Commission was to conduct an evaluation and assessment of the policies and practices that comprise and shape gender diversity in the military. The MLDC found that each Service defined diversity differently. Diversity is about differences, real or perceived; among groups, and people used it as a form of justification for discrimination The Commission develop a definition that inspires a common vision and build the foundation of change throughout the Department of Defense. The Commission defines diversity as “all the different characteristics and attributes of individuals that are consistent with the Department of Defense core values, integral to overall readiness and mission accomplishment, and reflective of the Nation
Civilians throughout the world constantly look at the US Army and assess what makes it operate the way it does. The realization is that it is not only the regulations that are a driving force behind the actions of the Army and its Soldiers, but also the collection of each individual Soldiers beliefs, morals, and actions that dictates the culture of the Army. This idea of what drives culture is what will be the focal point of this paper. Not in regards to the Army, but rather the country of France. Through research we can see that what makes French culture is the combination of religion, values, economy, politics, and military.
The United States of America is the model for democracy, the foundation of true freedom, and the leader of the new frontier; and all of those titles could not have been achieved and protected without the implementation of the military draft. The military draft, which was previously known as the Selective Service Act, was originally carried out in order in provide American troops for World War One. The way it provides military troops is through a random lottery drawing of registered men in times of need. It is suitable to impose a military draft in times of need because it ensures national security by providing a greater volume of manpower to protect America’s borders from hostiles, it stimulates the global economy by mobilizing the American
The guidon is a representation of a unit and its commanding officer. It can also be a symbol of pride for the unit and the rallying point for soldiers to fall in for formation when the order is given. The guidon is carried by a guidon bearer and he or she stands in front of the unit alongside the commander or first sergeant. The practice of using a guidon in the United States Army has been in place since the Revolutionary War; however, it was only implemented due to the leaders of the colonists being familiar with military traditions of Western Europe, such as England and France.