TITLE

"The Failure of the All-Volunteer Force"

AUTHOR(S)
Patterson, Hiram M.
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2006, Vol. 132 Issue 11, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's comments on an article by Captain J. Byron in the October 2006 issue, in which Byron states that the All-Volunteer Force (AVF) of the U.S. is a failure. In saying that the AVF is only a mercenary force deployed at the personal discretion of the U.S. President, he thinks it is an insult to the highly trained and motivated personnel of the force. The military is definitely not out of touch with the society. Most people join the armed forces out of patriotism.
ACCESSION #
23176963

 

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