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Service to Country free pdf Military, political, and academic experts analyze recent reforms in military personnel policies, including the shift to a smaller, all-volunteer force, improved working conditions, increased pay, and better quality of life for military families. Motivated, able, and well-trained military personnel are essential to the success of any military, and personnel policies are crucial to getting and keeping qualified servicemen and women. The transformation of personnel policies is an important element of the broader transformation occurring in Western militaries. Across Europe and North America, nations are embracing plans to transform military personnel policies to build future capabilities consistent with new strategic environments and with the demographic and societal realities of the future. For many nations, a key reform is to shift from a conscript military to a smaller, all-volunteer force. Other important reforms include expanding recruitment capacity, improving working conditions, revamping career paths, overhauling compensation systems and increasing military pay, modernizing pension plans, improving the quality of life for military members and their families, and improving the post-service prospects for those who serve. "Service to Country" explores the ongoing transformation of military personnel policies in Europe and North America, looking at causes as well as potential costs and benefits of personnel policy transformation. Contributors to the volume, from both Europe and North America, include experts from militaries, governments, universities, and think tanks- practitioners and scholars- economists, political scientists, sociologists, and a demographer.

About Curtis L. Gilroy

Curtis Gilroy is Director, Accession Policy, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, U.S. Department of Defense. Cindy Williams is Principal Research Scientist in the Security Studies Program at MIT.

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Author : Curtis L. Gilroy
Publisher : MIT Press
Data Published : 29 May 2007
ISBN : 0262572354
EAN : 9780262572354
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 513 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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