Assessing the Assignment Policy for Army Women
Rand Corporation, Aug 31, 2007 - Study Aids - 184 pages
Since current policies for assigning military women were issued, the U.S. Army has changed how it organizes and fights. Assessing the Assignment Policy for Army Women considers whether the Army is adhering to the assignment policies as well as the appropriateness of the current U.S. Department of Defense and Army assignment policies, given how units are operating in Iraq.
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Chapter One Introduction
Chapter Two Is There a Shared Interpretation of the Assignment Policy for Army Women?
Chapter Three Is the Army Complying with the Assignment Policy?
Chapter Four Is the Assignment Policy Appropriate for Future Military Operations?
Chapter Five Conclusions and Recommendations
Appendix A Aspin 1994 Memorandum
Appendix B The Difference Between an Assignment Policy and an Employment Policy
Appendix C Opportunities Available to Army Women
Appendix D Army Women Deployed to Iraq
Appendix E Interviews with Senior Army OSD and JS Personnel and Members of Congress
Appendix F Interviews and Focus Groups with Personnel Recently Returned from Iraq
Appendix G Army Modularity Asymmetric Threats and Nonlinear Battlefields
Appendix H Female Army Recipients of the Combat Action Badge
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