The Resource How deployments affect service members, James Hosek, Jennifer Kavanagh, Laura Miller

How deployments affect service members, James Hosek, Jennifer Kavanagh, Laura Miller

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How deployments affect service members
Title
How deployments affect service members
Statement of responsibility
James Hosek, Jennifer Kavanagh, Laura Miller
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The one-third cut in active-duty manpower at the end of the Cold War, from 2.1 million to 1.4 million in uniform, combined with a shift in the national security environment, has today resulted in the need for longer and repeated deployments, especially for the Army and the Marine Corps, and these deployments have posed challenges for active-duty service members and for their families. The authors undertook the preparation of this monograph with the objective of offering insights into the challenges faced by active-duty service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, the resiliency they and their families have shown in coping with these challenges, and the adequacy of defense manpower policy in assisting members and families. The monograph draws on the perspectives of economics, sociology, and psychology; provides a formal model of deployment and retention; reviews published work; reports on the results of focus groups conducted in each of the services; and presents findings from an analysis of survey data. The focus groups and survey data relate to the period from 2003 to early 2004. Family separation, long work hours both during and preceding deployments, and uncertainty surrounding deployments were some of the more significant stresses associated with deployments that were reported in focus groups. Furthermore, according to focus-group and survey data, even personnel who did not deploy experienced work stress as a result of long hours supporting deployments. The authors use these findings to suggest ways to improve quality of life for deployed and nondeployed personnel and their families, including improved communication home, more effectively structured deployment pays, and, when possible, greater certainty in the timing and length of the deployment cycle. The findings also underscore the importance of individual and unit preparation prior to deployment and the role of unit cohesion during deployment. The monograph may be of interest to the military services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, individual service members and their families, members of Congress and their staff, and the media. It may also interest foreign militaries that have converted to a volunteer system and that want to be informed about the personnel strains caused by a high operating tempo
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Hosek, James R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • UB323
  • HC
LC item number
.H669 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1981-
  • 1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kavanagh, Jennifer
  • Miller, Laura L.
  • JSTOR Open Access
  • Rand Corporation
Series statement
Rand publications series
Series volume
MG-432-RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Deployment (Strategy)
  • HISTORY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Armed Forces
  • Deployment (Strategy)
  • Recruiting and enlistment
  • United States
Label
How deployments affect service members, James Hosek, Jennifer Kavanagh, Laura Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"MG-432-RC"--Page 4 of cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-124)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Research Approaches to Deployment and Retention -- Focus Group Findings: Stresses and Benefits of Deployments -- Analysis of Survey Data: Higher-Than-Usual Stress, Reenlistment Intention, and Deployments -- Conclusions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 124 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781433709463
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttd4th
System control number
  • (OCoLC)154317740
  • (OCoLC)ocn154317740
Label
How deployments affect service members, James Hosek, Jennifer Kavanagh, Laura Miller
Publication
Note
"MG-432-RC"--Page 4 of cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-124)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Research Approaches to Deployment and Retention -- Focus Group Findings: Stresses and Benefits of Deployments -- Analysis of Survey Data: Higher-Than-Usual Stress, Reenlistment Intention, and Deployments -- Conclusions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 124 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781433709463
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttd4th
System control number
  • (OCoLC)154317740
  • (OCoLC)ocn154317740

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