ERIC Number: ED120405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-23
Reference Count: N/A
The Roles of Women in the Army and Their Impact on Military Operations and Organizations.
Batts, John H.; And Others
Problems inherent in the expanded utilization of female soldiers in the U.S. Army are numerous. Attitudes of a wide sample of Army personnel, men and women, enlisted and officer, were surveyed pertaining to those problems. Some problems such as uniforms, billeting, assignments, and training are obvious and with proper planning can and will be solved by commanders and staffs throughout the chain of command. Other problems, perhaps not so obvious, have not received sufficient attention and remain of concern: fraternization; attitudes of male and female soldiers; effects of the Equal Rights Amendment; deployability; and requirements unique to women such as pregnancy, abortion, child care, and assignment of military couples. Policies as expressed by the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and major commanders are not disseminated in sufficient detail to insure that soldiers understand what policies are applicable to the utilization of female soldiers. Many soldiers, both male and female, are concerned that supervisors do not have sufficient training to cope with the sexually-mixed work environment, particularly as this environment deals with discipline, extra duties, and physical capabilities of the female soldier. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Females, Interpersonal Relationship, Military Organizations, Military Personnel, Military Service, Military Training, Minority Group Influences, Questionnaires, Recruitment, Surveys, Tables (Data)
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (Order No. AD-A016-998; HC $6.25, MF $2.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.