Women Army Corps Case Study

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INTRODUCTION The women Army Corps was created on the 6th February 1967. This was as a result of the critical need for non-combat troops to support the Infantry (Granger, 2005). From its creation, the Women Army Corps was meant to be a reserve unit. They were given jobs such as secretaries and telephone operators which kept them out of combat. In the words of the late president Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, “I gave an instruction then and hope that that instruction has been carried out. Though perhaps women should get first choice on secretarial and telephone duties, they must understand that they are soldiers and the price which they pay for equality and being in the Guyana Defence Force must be their ability to do anything the men can do as well, if not better.” (Granger, 2005) Over the years women have gradually stepped out the shadows of their male…show more content…
In the Guyana Defence Force there are four (4) main units that are responsible for the security of Guyana’s border. These units are First Infantry Battalion with responsibility for three locations, with one each in Eteringbang, Kaikan and New River. The Second Infantry Battalion with responsibility for Camp Kanuku in Lethem; Coast Guard with responsibility for Morawhana and the floating Base in the Pomeroon River mouth and the Coastal Battalion who is to assume responsibility for camp Everaad in Mabaruma. Most of the locations are in Interior areas except for Mabaruma and Lethem. The normal deployment period on any of the above mentioned locations can range from three to four months. The main tasks performed by troops on the border can be divided into two areas, operational and administrative. The main operational tasks are defining aggression and gathering and relaying information to Defence Headquarters. These tasks are achieved mainly through aggressive
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