Assessing the Assignment Policy for Army Women

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Rand Corporation, Aug 31, 2007 - Study Aids - 184 pages
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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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Contents

Chapter One Introduction
1
Chapter Two Is There a Shared Interpretation of the Assignment Policy for Army Women?
13
Chapter Three Is the Army Complying with the Assignment Policy?
29
Chapter Four Is the Assignment Policy Appropriate for Future Military Operations?
47
Chapter Five Conclusions and Recommendations
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Appendix A Aspin 1994 Memorandum
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Appendix B The Difference Between an Assignment Policy and an Employment Policy
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Appendix C Opportunities Available to Army Women
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Appendix D Army Women Deployed to Iraq
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Appendix E Interviews with Senior Army OSD and JS Personnel and Members of Congress
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Appendix F Interviews and Focus Groups with Personnel Recently Returned from Iraq
129
Appendix G Army Modularity Asymmetric Threats and Nonlinear Battlefields
137
Appendix H Female Army Recipients of the Combat Action Badge
143
Bibliography
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Margaret C. Harrell (Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, University of Virginia) is a social scientist at RAND. Her research at RAND focuses upon military manpower issues and social issues in the military.

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