ERIC Number: ED348541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-2
Reference Count: N/A
DOD Service Academies. Status Report on Reviews of Student Treatment. Statement of Paul L. Jones, Director, Defense Force Management Issues, National Security and International Affairs Division. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Manpower and Personnel, Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. National Security and International Affairs Div.
Preliminary results of ongoing reviews of student treatment at the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy show the following: (1) hazing has not completely disappeared from the academies, despite prohibitions against it; (2) women and minorities have not reached the same level of achievement as white males in a number of areas, although no deliberate or systematic efforts to treat them differently have been found; (3) sexual harassment occurs more frequently than is reported; (4) although both men and women believe that reports of harassment will be investigated and offenders punished, there are significant negative consequences to reporting it; (5) military performance systems could be improved through elimination of subjective elements; and (6) academy adjudicatory systems provide the minimum due process rights stipulated by the courts and some additional rights, with limitations. (KC)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Females, Hazing, Higher Education, Military Training, Minority Groups, Sex Bias, Sexual Harassment, Student Attitudes
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first copy free; additional copies $2 each; 100 or more: 25% discount).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. National Security and International Affairs Div.
Identifiers: Air Force Academy CO; Military Academy (West Point) NY; Naval Academy MD