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The all-volunteer force

The all-volunteer force

thirty years of service

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Published by Brassey"s Inc. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Military service, Voluntary -- United States.,
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Barbara A. Bicksler, Curtis L. Gilroy, John T. Warner ; foreword by Donald H. Rumsfeld.
    GenreUnited States.
    ContributionsBicksler, Barbara A., Gilroy, Curtis L., Warner, John T., Rumsfeld, Donald, 1932-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 384 p. :
    Number of Pages384
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22634762M
    ISBN 101574889192, 1574889206

      In America’s Army: Making the All-Volunteer Force, Temple historian Beth Bailey tells the story of America’s all-volunteer force (AVF) and in the process offers a history of America in the post Vietnam era. According to Bailey, the Army — more so than other institutions — has had to directly confront the legacies of the social change. Book Description: As U.S. military forces appear overcommitted and some ponder a possible return to the draft, the timing is ideal for a review of how the American military transformed itself over the past five decades, from a poorly disciplined force of conscripts and draft-motivated "volunteers" to a force of professionals revered throughout the world.

    Get this from a library! The Air Force, conscription, and the all-volunteer force. [Douglas A Patterson; James A Hoskins].   Read "All-Volunteer Force - The Rise of Professionalism in the U.S. Military" by Conor Cummings available from Rakuten Kobo. Essay from the year in the subject Sociology - War and Peace, Military, grade: (A),, course: Military and Soci Brand: GRIN Verlag.

    In addition, as the so-called “Father of the All-Volunteer Force,” I believe it even more strongly now. —Melvin Laird Former Secretary of Defense 28 October i PREFACE Since the end of conscripted military service in the s, the United States has struggled with the challenges, demands, opportunities, and costs of not only an all File Size: KB. Beth Bailey has written an accessible and informative history of the [All-Volunteer Force]. It's a valuable reference work for anyone interested in the armed forces. The book has added value today, given the strain under which the military has found itself in fighting lengthy insurgencies in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Washington Times - Doug BandowBrand: Harvard.


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"America's Army: Making the All-Volunteer Force" is an excellent survey of modern U.S. military history, and a first-rate discussion of current military affairs.

It is a valuable resource for both the professional as well as the casual study of the Army, its place in U.S. culture and society, and its war-fighting by: The Evolution of the All-Volunteer Force', Bernard Rostker describes the development and history of our all-volunteer military from through A fascinating and truly useful aspect of this book is Rostker's pairing of narrative chapters describing historical developments with documentary chapters in which he reviews the analyses and.

A vast archive of government documents on The all-volunteer force book allows readers to view exchanges between government officials at the highest level-including formally classified memorandum between Presidents and Secretaries of Defense-revealing for the first time the inner story of the All-Volunteer Force.5/5(2).

As far as we know, the phrase “all-recruited force” was coined by Karl Marlantes, author of The all-volunteer force book A Novel of the Vietnam War, a book that provides vivid. The all-volunteer force, the historic norm in peacetime America, was reestablished in the U.S.

on 30 Junewhen induction authority expired. But never before had the U.S. attempted to field a standing Army in peacetime -- based on voluntary enlistments -- with the worldwide responsibilities that faced this force. After much debate within the Administration and Congress over the feasibility and affordability of a volunteer military, the draft was abolished, and on July 1,the All-Volunteer Force (AVF) was born.

It was perhaps the most important transformation of the U.S. military in the past century. All-volunteer force (AVF), military force composed solely of volunteers, without resorting to a military United Kingdom was one of the first nations to abolish conscription and has relied on an AVF sincefollowed by New Zealand and Australia in The United States adopted an AVF during the Vietnam War in in response to protests by members.

The U.S Army switched to an all-volunteer force in the s. At that time, military planners and national leaders seriously doubted whether a volunteer force could be successful. During the Vietnam War, the draft became very unpopular. Fear of the draft boosted the anti-war movement.

The purpose of this book is to create a comprehensive record of the more than 30 years of policy and economic analysis that was responsible for today’s all-volunteer force.

Using the historic context, the book traces the critical policy questions of the day, how these questions changed over time, and the analysis that provided decisionmakers. All‐Volunteer Force. InDefense Secretary Melvin Laird announced the formation of the All‐Volunteer Force (AVF) and the end of the conscription that had been the major basis of America's Cold War army.

Although volunteerism had been America's peacetime military tradition prior tothe AVF represented the nation's first attempt to maintain a standing force on a.

America's Army is the story of the all-volunteer force, from the draft protests and policy proposals of the s through the Iraq War. Based on exhaustive archival research, as well as interviews with Army officers and recruiters, advertising executives, and policy makers, America's Army confronts the political, moral, and social issues a volunteer force raises for a.

A Brief History of the AVF. The Nixon administration created the All-Volunteer Force inin the final days of the Vietnam War. 3 During the 15 years that followed, the Department of Defense built AVFa force optimized to fight short wars with overwhelming force, and to conduct the occasional “operation other than war,” too.

Competitive military. America's Army is the story of the all-volunteer force, from the draft No longer would young men find their futures determined by the selective service system; nor would the U.S. military have a guaranteed source of recruits/5.

America's Army is the story of the all-volunteer force, from the draft protests and policy proposals of the s through the Iraq War. Based on exhaustive archival research, as well as interviews with Army officers and recruiters, advertising executives, and policy makers, America's Army confronts the political, moral, and social issues a volunteer force raises for a democratic Author: Beth Bailey.

But the Army started working on developing the all-volunteer force well before AprilProject VOLAR, for "volunteer Army," was implemented at select Army posts across the country. The performance of this all-volunteer force has come at significant cost in terms of the relationship between those in uniform and the wider society they have sworn to protect.” Such a disconnect is inherent in a military force of limited size and existed during the years of peace also, but war made the disconnect evident to all and.

A volunteer military or all-volunteer military is one which derives its manpower from volunteers or as a voluntary occupation, rather than conscription or mandatory service. A country may offer attractive pay and benefits through military recruitment to attract potential recruits.

Many countries with volunteer militaries reserve the right to renew conscription in the event of an emergency. Many at the time, particularly opponents of the all-volunteer force in Congress, thought these levels could not be achieved. To make a very long story short - discussed in the rest of this book - about 93 percent of accessions today are high school graduates, and the services take very few - in effect, no - Mental Category IV : Bernard Rostker.

The All-Volunteer Force: The Debate. by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Yingling. Download the full article: The All-Volunteer Force: The Debate I'd like to share with SWJ readers the debate I've been having with current and former senior defense leaders on the deficiencies of the all-volunteer force.

This past February, I published "The Founder's Wisdom" in Armed Forces. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bachman, Jerald G. All-volunteer force. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, © (OCoLC). Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the all-volunteer U.S.

Armed Forces, military experts and others talked about sustaining these volunteers. Topics included personnel turnover, increased.I graduated high school and entered college, and ROTC, in – the year we transitioned to an all-volunteer force (AVF).

Georgetown University was not exactly a hotbed of student activism, but.Beth Bailey has written an accessible and informative history of the [All-Volunteer Force].

It's a valuable reference work for anyone interested in the armed forces. The book has added value today, given the strain under which the military has found itself in fighting lengthy insurgencies in both Afghanistan and Iraq/5(25).