Sample records for professional military officers

  1. Civilian Combatants, Military Professionals? American Officer Judgments (United States)


    relative along these criteria. The Military Profession Harold Lasswell , Samuel Huntington, and Morris Janowitz argued that military officers are... Lasswell , ‘The Garrison State’, American Journal of Sociology (1941) p.455; Morris Janowitz, The Professional Soldier: A Social and

  2. Assessing the "Good Life" in a Military Context: How Does Life and Work-Satisfaction Relate to Orientations to Happiness and Career-Success among Swiss Professional Officers? (United States)

    Proyer, Rene T.; Annen, Hubert; Eggimann, Nadine; Schneider, Andrea; Ruch, Willibald


    The study examines work- and life satisfaction along with orientation to happiness, and their relation to subjective but also objective career success, among Swiss military professional officers. They frequently report worsening of their working conditions due to two reforms that have recently been conducted. A total of N = 221 Swiss career…

  3. Interaction within the Civil-Military Nexus: An Enduring Dilemma for Professional Officers (United States)


    die” while possibly enduring are not acceptable.58 This familiar quote by Alfred Lord Tennyson may describe the personal belief of many officers...US Government Printing Office, May 2009) I-2. 58 Alfred Lord Tennyson , Poems, ed. Hallam Lord Tennyson (London: Macmillon, 1908), 369. 59 William...Vindicates Ex-Army Chief Shinseki. January 12, 2007. (accessed July 3, 2010). Tennyson

  4. Toward Multinational Professional Military Education in Europe

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    Schaub Jr, Gary John; Breitenbauch, Henrik Ø.

    European NATO nations need better staff officers. Operation Unified Protector exposed a widespread deficiency in the professional knowledge of field-grade European officers. Professional military education (PME) is where corrective Alliance action must focus. The Nordic countries—Norway, Denmark...

  5. Facing the Future: Slovenian Armed Forces Officer Corps and Professionalism (United States)


    officer corps, jurisdiction, officer education, professional authonomy, civil-military relations, operational enviroment 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF...expressed in SAOC? Definitions Ethics. “Values, norms , and symbols regulating the behavior of the professional toward his client, public, and... management techniques in the military as they can have a disastrous effect on unit coherence and officer professionalism. If not applied correctly and

  6. Health Potential of Female Candidates to the Professional Military Service (United States)

    Kaiser, Alicja; Sokolowski, Marek


    Study aim: To assess health and social characteristics of female candidates for professional officers and non-commissioned officers of Polish Army. Material and methods: All female students of officer and non-commissioned officer Military Academies (16 each) were studied in 2009. Two questionnaires were applied in the study: IPAQ (short) for…

  7. Advancing Military Professionalism in Africa (United States)


    president, Gamal Abdel Nasser , was a former military officer. So were successive leaders, Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak, amassing 59 years of de facto...The military simultaneously paved the way for its commander, General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, to run for and win one-sided presidential elections in...President General Ould Abdel Aziz commanded the Autonomous Presidential Security Battalion (BASEP) for more than 15 years. While heading up this

  8. The Effects of U.S. Marine Corps Officer Graduate Education Programs on Officer Performance: A Comparative Analysis of Professional Military Education and Graduate Education

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    Lianez, Raul


    ...) or Non-PME, on officer performance. The intent of the thesis is to provide empirical evidence to support or refute Marine Corps cultural perceptions that PME improves officer performance more than Non-PME graduate education...

  9. The application of supers theory in the military: culture and gender in the life roles of young professional officers

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    M. E. Kotze


    Full Text Available Political and societal changes in South Africa have resulted in the fundamental transformation of amongst others the personnel composition of the National Defence Force in order to be more representative of the South African population as a whole. As a corollary to this process, the South African Military Academy is making a determined effort to increase the number of black and female students within its student population. Opsomming Politieke en samelewingsveranderinge in Suid-Afrika het aanleiding gegee tot die fundamentele transformasie van ondermeer die personeelsamestelling van die Nasionale Weermag om sodoende verteenwoordigend te wees van die Suid-Afrikaanse bevolking as geheel. Bykomend tot hierdie proses wend die Suid-Afrikaanse Militere Akademie ook n daadwerklike poging aan om die aantal swart en vroulike studente in die studentepopulasie te verhoog.

  10. Reforming the American Military Officer Personnel System (United States)


    AGING PUBLIC SAFETY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY Testimony Reforming the American Military Officer Personnel System Bernard......For a long time, I have argued and written about the need to reform the career military structure by increasing the maximum years of service an


    Goel, D S; Kumari, Renu; Saldanha, D; Kaushik, A; Gupta, Lalit


    A questionnaire designed to assess attitudinal profile was mailed to nursing officers in five representative military hospitals. 158 (77.83%) of 203 addressees responded. Cluster analysis indicated higher level of commitment in nursing officers with over 16 years service as compared to those with less than 5 years. Self-image and job-satisfaction, however tended to be eroded with increasing length of service which was also associated with a more authoritarian attitude, relatively less materialistic outlook and (paradoxically) greater negative attitude towards authority figures. Marriage and having children did not influence any parameter. The feeling of sexual harassment increased with seniority in service, as also a perceived erosion in the authority of the principal matron. Relatively junior nursing officers appeared dissatisfied with "too much paper work" and a felt deterioration in working environment as well as the image of Military Nursing Service.

  12. Occupational Stress and Coping among Portuguese Military Police Officers

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    A. Rui Gomes


    Full Text Available This study describes the professional experience of military police officers from the Portuguese Republican National Guard (N = 95. We focused on the main sources and consequences of stress and the coping strategies used to deal with stress. The evaluation protocol included one closed-ended question and four open-ended questions. Data analysis of meaningful text segments was conceptually based and data categorization followed deductive content analysis. Results allowed the identification of 483 meaning units. Factors intrinsic to the job and the relationships at work were the main stressors referred by participants. The consequences of stressors were evident at an individual level, affecting family, psychological, and physical/health domains. The coping strategies used to deal with the main source of stress in the professional career were focused on problem solving (e.g., active confrontation and emotional regulation (e.g., situation acceptance. Practical implications and future avenues of research with these professionals are discussed.

  13. A Military Transitional Year Professionalism Curriculum. (United States)

    Edwards, Mary; Sterbis, Joseph R; Olson, Holly L


    Development of professionalism is a critical component of a military transitional year residency. Little published research exists to guide programs in meeting this challenge. After significant concerns regarding resident professionalism were raised by Tripler Army Medical Center faculty, a novel transitional residency professionalism curriculum was conceived and implemented. Universal expectations of physician professionalism, as perceived by various stakeholders (patients, parents, faculty, and nurses), were explored using a small group, discussion-based curriculum. This was combined with a small group, discussion-based, lessons-learned project and a military-unique curriculum. Since implementation, the curriculum has had 100% satisfaction on the part of the faculty and 80% to 100% on the part of the residents, as measured by annual review surveys. Although resident professionalism scores on evaluations did not change significantly, the number of adverse actions because of professionalism lapses has decreased steadily in the 4 years since inception, and the program has been without any such actions for the past 18 months. Our novel transitional residency professionalism curriculum has been successful in a military residency program.

  14. Professionalism in the Air Force: A Comparative Analysis of Commissioned Officers with Non-Commissioned Officers

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    Boyd, Edward K


    Decades ago, military sociologists predicted a rising trend among officers away from traditional institutional military values and toward more economically-based occupational values due to the effects...

  15. Continuing Professional Education in the Military (United States)

    Gleiman, Ashley; Zacharakis, Jeff


    The military relies on continuing professional education as a key component to the success of its organization. With decreasing budgets and increasing importance for a force that operates efficiently and thinks critically, the cognitive tension among training, education, and learning comes center stage.

  16. Hydration Status in US Military Officer Students. (United States)

    Rogers, Reva; Cole, Renee


    Relocation from a cool to a hot climate is a frequent occurrence in military service. Acclimatization requires time and exposure to heat. Nonacclimatized individuals frequently consume inadequate fluid leading to hypohydration, which can quickly result in dehydration with increased risk of heat illness/injury. This descriptive cross-sectional study assessed the hydration status of 196 officers attending the US Army Medical Department's Officer Basic Course (67%) or Captain's Career Course (33%) in San Antonio, Texas, prior to taking the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). Consenting Soldiers provided a first morning void urine sample and demographic survey (age, rank, sex, previous geographic location, etc) prior to the APFT. Height, weight, and APFT event scores were collected from a subject-coded, APFT scorecard without personal information data. Binary logistic regression was performed to identify variables that contribute to predicting hypohydration status. The sample population was 54% male, a mean age of 30 years, 5.2 years of military service, and a mean body mass index of 25 kg/m². Nearly one-third met the criteria for hypohydration (≥1.02 urine specific gravity). Soldiers who relocated from a cool environment within 9 days of taking the APFT had 2.1 higher odds of being hypohydrated compared with individuals who had resided in a hot environment for more than 9 days. Women had a 0.5 lower odds of being hypohydrated as compared to males. Significantly more Soldiers were hypohydrated on Monday compared to those tested on Tuesday (33% vs 16%, P=.004). Given these findings, the authors provided 5 recommendations to reduce the number of Soldiers exercising in a hypohydrated state.

  17. The making of a manager: Evidence from military officer training


    Grönqvist, Erik; Lindqvist, Erik


    We show that officer training during the Swedish military service has a strong positive effect on the probability to attain a managerial position later in life. The most intense type of officer training increases the probability of becoming a civilian manager by about 5 percentage points, or 75 percent. Officer training also increases educational attainment post-military service. We argue that the effect on civilian leadership could be due to acquisition of leadership specific skills during t...

  18. The Limits of Transformation: Officer Attitudes Toward the Revolution in Military Affairs Newport papers no. 17 (United States)


    particularly Rear Admiral Joseph Strasser, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Sharyl Jump and Deb Marro , for their administrative support of the project. Finally, this...professional military education (PME) institutions. The survey provides an overview of officer atti- tudes toward the emerging RMA as of mid-2000—before the...Chechnya U.S. military intervention in Haiti Civil war in Rwanda 1995 : Bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City 1996: Joint Vision 2010 issued by

  19. [Psychophysiological monitoring of professionally important qualities of military physicians]. (United States)

    Klimov, A S; Bulka, A P


    Percent of graduates from civil medical universities among military physicians is 22%. Due to reforming of a system of military-medical education, percent of female soldiers in medical service has increased. Psychophysiological peculiarities of this military personnel class have an impact on a military service quality. It has been established that professional success of military physician is governed by mentality, social and psychological adaptation and military-professional motivation. For this reason, medical service recruiting should be realized on the basis of scientifically grounded series of measures of professionally psychological selection. It is shown that it is necessary to elaborate measures for selection and evaluation of professionally important qualities for female military physicians recruiting. Authors suggested the system of ranking of professional activity success, which can be a methodological basis for acceptance of scientifically grounded solutions about the administration of current medical personnel.

  20. Study of Naval Officers' Attitudes Toward Homosexuals in the Military

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    Hicknell, John


    This study examines the attitudes of Naval officers concerning homosexuals in the military, including trends in attitudes over the past six years and understanding of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy...

  1. Professional Development of Officers Study. Volume 1. (United States)


    side It neoeeeoop and Idehu•dI by blok nulmber). Officer Development Periods, Warrior Spirit, Mentor, Professional Values, ducation and Training...ndlows•:: study. We conclude that PDOS recommended Sreflection, research and inquiry, policies contain no unfair sexual bias. 7. The manpower investment


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    May 8, 1996 ... individual level, a military career consists of rotation between operational and staff assignments. This rotation is rooted in the duality of a military career – the need for bureaucratic and professional expertise, and for action and reflection. Janowitz7 postulates that the military career would be better described ...

  3. Microsoft Office professional 2010 step by step

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    Cox, Joyce; Frye, Curtis


    Teach yourself exactly what you need to know about using Office Professional 2010-one step at a time! With STEP BY STEP, you build and practice new skills hands-on, at your own pace. Covering Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Access, Publisher, and OneNote, this book will help you learn the core features and capabilities needed to: Create attractive documents, publications, and spreadsheetsManage your e-mail, calendar, meetings, and communicationsPut your business data to workDevelop and deliver great presentationsOrganize your ideas and notes in one placeConnect, share, and accom

  4. Stress and Change in the Military Profession Attitudes of Officer ...

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    In this paper it is illustrated that there is a decline in the commitment to altruistic values if one analyses the survey data of junior officers among all four arms of service at the South African Military Academy. The results show a clear drift towards occupationalism as outlined by Moskos (1977) if the reasons for joining, preferred ...

  5. An Innovation Framework Applied to a Military Cyber Professionals Association (United States)


    Associations, Military Cyber Professionals Association, Cyber Command, Innovation, Innovation Adoption, Innovation Model, Non Profit, Entrepreneur ...of such organizations is demonstrated by their pervasiveness, including across the American defense ecosystem . Examples of such military related...innovation. This narrative records observations and insights of interest to 15 innovators, entrepreneurs , intrapreneurs, extrapreneurs, policy makers, and

  6. Reforming the American Military Officer Personnel System: Addendum: Thoughts on Contractors (United States)


    Testimony Reforming the American Military Officer Personnel System Addendum: Thoughts on Contractors Bernard D. Rostker CT-446/1 Document...1 Reforming the American Military Officer Personnel System Addendum: Thoughts on Contractors Testimony of Bernard D. Rostker 1 The RAND

  7. Study of author’s applied physical training program for military officers-graduates of reserve officers’ departments

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    A.I. Yavorskyy


    Full Text Available Purpose: to test effectiveness of applied physical training program for military officers, called up to military service after graduation from reserve officers’ departments. Material: the research was conducted on the base of Educational center 184 from June 2014 to December 2015. In the research 80 military officers participated (n=30 - graduates of military higher educational establishments; n=26, n=24 - graduates of reserve officers’ departments of 22-27 years’ age. Results: we fulfilled analysis of military officers’ physical fitness by exercises, which characterize general physical fitness and military applied skills (100 meters’ run, chin ups, 3000 meters’ run, passing obstacles course, grenade throws for distance and for accuracy, 5 km march-rush. We worked out the program, the essence of which implies ensuring of physical fitness and acceleration of reserve officers-graduates’ adaptation to professional (combat functioning. Conclusions: it was proved that implementation of the author’s program influenced positively on perfection of general physical qualities and military applied skills of military officers-graduated of reserve officers’ departments (р-0.05-0.001.

  8. Career Progression of Junior Professional Officers

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    Pepper S. E.; Carbonaro J.; Hoffheins, B; Collins, T.


    The U.S. Support Program to IAEA Safeguards (USSP) has funded more than 25 Junior Professional Officer (JPO) positions in the IAEA Department of Safeguards since 2005. JPOs are college graduates with zero to two years’ work experience who work alongside experienced IAEA staff members for one to two years and assist with basic, yet essential work while obtaining valuable experience. They contribute to equipment development, testing, integration, open source information collection and analysis, and software and database development. This paper will study the trends in career progression for the JPOs who have completed assignments with the IAEA in the Department of Safeguards. Brookhaven National Laboratory, in its role in managing the USSP, has compiled information that can be analyzed for this purpose.

  9. Professionalism in the Air Force: A Comparative Analysis of Commissioned Officers with Non-Commissioned Officers (United States)


    otherwise be expected . Basic expectancy theory dictates that behavior is typically targeted toward actions that offer the greatest reward ( Vroom , 1964...Grier, 2004). Innumerable definitions and theories have been developed over the years by social scientists attempting to describe military...are equal in tangible assets, it seems reasonable to expect the military organization with the greater level of professionalism should have the

  10. The Squadron Commander’s Responsibility for Officer Professional Development (United States)


    competency Tactical Expertise Personal Embodies Airman Culture - Ethical Leadership -Followership -Warrior Ethos -Develops Self Communicating ...AIR WAR COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY THE SQUADRON COMMANDER’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR OFFICER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT by Patrick/Sutherland...wing. 4 Abstract Squadron commanders (Sq/CCs), as Air Force leaders, have a duty to help create future leaders. While officer professional

  11. A set of professional working ability indicators of military operators

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    Mykola Korchahin


    Full Text Available Purpose: determination of indicators of professional work capacity and their impact on the success of professional activity of military operators in the cycle of alert duty. Material & Methods: indicators of the professional capacity of military operators were determined through theoretical analysis, systematization and generalization of data from scientific and methodological sources, medical-biological, psycho-diagnostic methods and mathematical methods of processing the results of the study. Result: it is determined that the most informative indirect indicators of the professional capacity of military operators of the contract service of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is: physical condition, psycho-emotional state, physical performance, aerobic endurance, static endurance of back muscles, neck and the abs, the speed of perception, memory, concentration and shifting attention. The correlation dependence of the level of professional preparedness of military operators on indirect indices of professional work capacity: physical fitness (r=0,58, psycho-emotional state (r=0,51, physical performance (r=0,34, aerobic endurance (r=0.59, static endurance of the muscles of the back and neck (r=0,52, static endurance of the abs muscles (r=0,48, simple sensorimotor reaction (r=0,44, short-term (operational memory (r=0,40, concentration and attention switching (r=0,46. Conclusion: a complex characteristic of the indicators of psycho-physiological functions of the body of a specialist can be used to assess the dynamics and prediction of the professional capacity of military operators of the Air Force in the cycle of alert duty.

  12. The challenge of diffusing military professionalism in Africa

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    Soeters, J.M.M.L.; van Ouytsel, A.


    In order to cope with the many violent conflicts all over the world and to enhance their influence, Western armed forces tend to invest in professionalizing the armed forces of developing countries. One way is to educate cadets of such countries at the military academies at home. Following in this

  13. Professional burnout syndrome among correctional facility officers. (United States)

    Harizanova, Stanislava N; Tarnovska, Tanya H


    Correctional facilities present unique work places--the employees there work in tough, demanding and hazardous working conditions, in real life-threatening environment, subjected to physical and mental fatigue, risk of infectious diseases, work in shifts, with inadequate pay, etc. The aim of this study was to find the prevalence and level of burnout syndrome among employees working in the District Prison of the town of Plovdiv. The study included all employees that had direct contact with the inmates in the prison. We recruited 106 employees that participated in the study anonymously and voluntarily. The main instrument we used was the questionnaire designed according to the methods developed by V. Boiko, which allows identification of professional burnout syndrome in its three phases with four symptoms in each of the phases. We found a high prevalence of burnout syndrome among the staff in the District Prison in Plovdiv (74.53%). All three phases of burnout were found to have a high prevalence rate--the stress phase: 48.11%, the resistance phase: 66.98%, the exhaustion phase: 41.51%. The rank in the service hierarchy was found to be a predictor in the stress phase, B = 0.701, p = 0.048, Exp(B) = 2.106, 95%CI [1.00; 4.04]. The single officers (83.33% of the divorced and 55.56% of the single employees) and those of the staff that were more highly educated (78.72%) had elevated levels of burnout syndrome, and these manifested during the first 5 years of their service in the prison (77.78%). In Bulgaria at present the burnout syndrome has not been studied among employees working in correctional facilities. We found a high prevalence of the syndrome among the employees of the District Prison - Plovdiv. The younger, the single and the more educated employees had greater levels of burnout syndrome, which manifest during the first 5 years of their service. The results suggest that there is a need to develop and implement effective strategies to reduce and prevent

  14. Preparing Office Professionals for the Next Century. (United States)

    McEwen, Beryl C.


    Technological changes and downsizing are affecting office occupations. Educators should concentrate on helping students develop the following: teamwork skills, troubleshooting, work ethic, understanding of organizational culture, ability to cope with change, telephone skills, and lifelong learning attitudes. (SK)

  15. Professional orientation and pluralistic ignorance among jail correctional officers. (United States)

    Cook, Carrie L; Lane, Jodi


    Research about the attitudes and beliefs of correctional officers has historically been conducted in prison facilities while ignoring jail settings. This study contributes to our understanding of correctional officers by examining the perceptions of those who work in jails, specifically measuring professional orientations about counseling roles, punitiveness, corruption of authority by inmates, and social distance from inmates. The study also examines whether officers are accurate in estimating these same perceptions of their peers, a line of inquiry that has been relatively ignored. Findings indicate that the sample was concerned about various aspects of their job and the management of inmates. Specifically, officers were uncertain about adopting counseling roles, were somewhat punitive, and were concerned both with maintaining social distance from inmates and with an inmate's ability to corrupt their authority. Officers also misperceived the professional orientation of their fellow officers and assumed their peer group to be less progressive than they actually were.

  16. Characteristics of physical loads endured by military officers of mechanized troops during field maneuvres

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    I.L. Shlyamar


    Full Text Available Purpose: observation over influence of physical loads on military officers in process of acquiring and mastering of military applied skills during field maneuvers. Material: in experiment 120 military officers of 20-25 years old age with equal physical fitness participated. Results: it was determined that in period of field maneuvers the greatest load was endured by military officers in attack exercises and on the march. The least physical loads were in period of organization and fulfillment of combat shooting. It was also established that main part of motor actions was fulfilled in aerobic mode. Military officers’ functioning in field maneuvers was accompanied by heart beats rate of 120-150 b.p.m. and 60-90 b.p.m. during long time. Conclusions: We offered to practice physical training of mechanized units’ military officers in modes, close to field ones.

  17. Ethics and the Military Profession. Values and the Professional Soldier (United States)


    endangered? A genuine relativist would have to forego such action. And what about the egoist? Egoism is the claim that self-interest is the focus of all...may not have made a careful study of egoism and may hold other moral views inconsistent with the egoist position. This would be true of the...professional soldier who thinks he accepts egoism ; without reconciling it to his commitment to military values. Because so much of what any person routinely

  18. A military officer in Rif: Jesús Jiménez Ortoneda (1911-1936

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    José Luis Villanova


    Full Text Available This paper uses original and for the most part unpublished documentation in order to examine the career of Jesús Jiménez Ortoneda, a highly successful career officer who served in the Spanish Protectorate of Morocco between 1907 and 1936. He occupied important positions in the political administration of the Protectorate (as director of the political section of Melilla’s Oficina Central de Intervenciones and a senior official in the Department of Indigenous Affairs; he was fluent in Arab and Tamazight, and gained a sound knowledge of the geography of the Rif mountains. His military career, in which he achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel, was characterized by his strictly professional attitude. He was one of the few career officers in Africa who were faithful to Spain’s republican government and who did not participate in the military uprising of 1936. This discussion of his career brings into question some well-established ideas concerning Spanish colonial policy in Morocco.

  19. Institutionalising a military judicial office and improving security of ...

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    Challenges of judicial independence facing South African military judges are relatively well known. This article makes concrete suggestions on ways in which certain aspects of the judicial independence of South African military courts could be improved. It particularly argues for the institutionalisation of a military judicial ...

  20. Analyzing Further Predictors of Correctional Officer Professional Orientations. (United States)

    Ferdik, Frank Valentino; Hills, Phillip


    Four professional orientations to which correctional officers can ascribe have been identified in extant literature, and they include the counseling roles, concern for corruption of authority, social distance, and punitive ideologies. Studies have generally found officer demographics and correctional working conditions to be significant predictors of these orientations. No study to date, however, has examined the predictive influence of officer voluntary resignation intentions. Linear regression equations using questionnaire data from a statewide population of maximum security correctional officers ( N = 649) were therefore estimated to explore whether officer desires to terminate their employment accounted for variance in their self-reported orientations. Stronger turnover intentions shared statistically significant associations with three orientations, including negatively predicting the counseling roles and positively predicting the punitive ideology. Implications for correctional policy are addressed.

  1. Signal Corps and Military Intelligence Officer Perceptions of a Multifunctional Branch Merger (United States)


    Ordnance Branch OPMS Officer Personnel Management System ORSA Operations Research—Systems Analysis OSINT Open Source Intelligence PME Primary...HUMINT), Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), and Open Source Intelligence ( OSINT ). The broad scope of what is expected from Military Intelligence...and assessment dimensions (SIGINT, MASINT, TECHINT, OSINT , etc.) It is recommended that the Military Intelligence Branch more accurately define which

  2. The Military Intelligence Officer Corps: Evolving Into the 21st Century

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    Torrisi, Annette L


    For the past two decades the Military Intelligence (MI) Officer Corps of the United States Army, has evolved in response to legislative requirements, organizational culture and the changing security environment of the nation...

  3. Midshipmen Military Performance as an Indicator of Officer Fleet Performance

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    Rogers, Jeff


    .... These processes culminate into a performance measure called the Military Performance grade. This research uses detailed literature reviews to support the operationalized model of the Naval Academy's midshipman development process...

  4. 75 FR 6192 - Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Indian Education-Professional Development Grants (United States)


    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Indian Education-- Professional Development Grants Catalog... Education--Professional Development Grants. The Intergovernmental Review Deadline date as published on page...

  5. Senior Officer Course Manual. Military Justice and Civil Law (United States)


    that a LT in the Operations Department has been selling AMWAY products to military and civil service personnel as well as actively recruiting others...34Active" is defined as "publicly demonstrating or rallying, fund raising, recruiting and training members, and organizing or leading such organizations

  6. From Stars to Stumps: How Retired Flag Officer Political Endorsements Affect Civil-Military Relations (United States)


    church, embody the core culture and collectively represent the military community as authoritatively as the active-duty leadership.”20 He concluded...a part of their patrimony .” General Shalikashvili went further in defending his endorsement of John Kerry in 2004, calling the participation of...control of the government. U.S. military law and culture clearly delineates the roles and responsibilities of retired officers from those of active

  7. Effects of military/family conflict on female naval officer retention


    Sinclair, Cody S.


    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited Wolosin, 2003). Female officers are often overlooked in military QOL research, however they face the same, if not more difficult work/family conflicts than their civilian counterparts or their male military compatriots. Data from the 2002 Navy Quality of Life Survey were used to examine life domains where work/family conflict has the greatest impact on retention. Hierarchical regression was used to identify life domains (e.g., family f...

  8. Special Operations Professional Military Education for Field Grade Officers (United States)


    intermediate developmental education (IDE) program focused on its own history , theory, and doctrine. Further, current US policies have opted to...requirements. This curriculum is based on the education of history , theory, and doctrine as educational fundamentals to develop critically thinking...of history , theory, and doctrine. However, andragogy, the instructional method of teaching adults , will be used primarily in applying the history

  9. United States Coast Guard: Officer Corps Military Professional Development Program (United States)


    captain relieved of command after viewing porn on computer,‖ 10 July 2010, 10/1259108/portland-coast-guard...Coast Guard captain relieved of command after viewing porn on computer,‖ 10 July 2010. 10/1259108/portland

  10. Senior Officer Course Manual. Military Justice and Civil Law. (United States)


    a. Conscientious objector / alien b. Early out / EAS c. Motion sickness / allergies and disability d. Defective enlistments and minority e. Misconduct...herself to a few office supplies. Additionally, Barbara uses the office copier to make ten (10) copies of the chocolate cake recipe she used for the

  11. Wynberg military base and the army officers club | Brann | Scientia ...

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    ... those built in the latter half of the nineteenth century still remain scattered inbetween the more modern architecture. One building of note is the Victorian style Garrison Officers' Mess (now called the Army Officers' Club) which was declared a National Monument in 1969 and celebrated its centenary on 21st November 1988 ...

  12. Factor Analysis of Teacher Professional Development in Chinese Military Medical Universities (United States)

    Yue, Juan-Juan; Chen, Gang; Wang, Zhen-Wei; Liu, Wei-Dong


    Background and purpose: Teacher professional development potentially enhances teachers' professional morale, knowledge, skills and autonomy, which helps improve the quality of education. The military medical university is an important medical education institution in China; however, studies of teacher professional development within military…

  13. Military Personnel: Additional Steps Are Needed to Strengthen DOD’s Oversight of Ethics and Professionalism Issues (United States)


    importance of ethics and professionalism to departmental personnel. A timeline of key ethics and professionalism events and communications since 2007 is...MILITARY PERSONNEL Additional Steps Are Needed to Strengthen DOD’s Oversight of Ethics and Professionalism Issues...MILITARY PERSONNEL Additional Steps Are Needed to Strengthen DOD’s Oversight of Ethics and Professionalism Issues Why GAO Did This Study

  14. Professional Military Ethics and the Laws of War: More Important Now than Ever Before

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    Harrison, Frank


    .... In war, professional military ethics are inextricably woven into the fabric of the decision-making process and, along with other critical elements like desired end state and the laws of war, make...

  15. "Shaping the Future" - A New Profile of the Albanian Military Officer (United States)


    important, because it gave Albania the opportunity to think of the world as a single place. As the Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen put it: “The...invalidating the whole system of officer personnel management in the military. While economic, political, social , and legal reasons influenced this

  16. Military Psychology. (United States)


  17. Understanding Military Culture: A Guide for Professional School Counselors (United States)

    Cole, Rebekah F.


    School counselors must be knowledgeable about military culture in order to help military students and their families in a culturally competent manner. This article explores the nature of this unique culture, which is often unfamiliar to educators, including its language, hierarchy, sense of rules and regulations, self-expectations and…


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    Elitsa Stoyanova PETROVA


    Full Text Available On the basis of an approved request by the Head of National Military University it is conducting research on motivation in military formations of the example of Vasil Levski National Military University in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. Subject of the study is motivation for training and military activities of the cadets and the objects of the study are students in professional military direction in "Organization and management of military units at the tactical level," Land forces faculty at the National Military University of Bulgaria. The article presents results of the study at second item - "Do you agree that the study of specialized topics is an important stage of your professional development of future military leader?". The interviewees were cadets who graduated through the following academic years - 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016.

  19. Diagnostics of psychophysical readiness and fitness of student to military-professional activity

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    Mihuta I.J.


    Full Text Available A distributing algorithm is presented student military educational establishment on groups on the degree of suitability to the future profession. In research took part a 80 student 14-15 years. The differentiated estimations of psychophysical readiness were utillized to the row of specialities of certain military-professional type (extreme, operator-engineer and general. Directions of self-determination of individual are rotined to the certain types of military-professional activity on the initial stage of the professional becoming. The obligatory making structures of educational process control are selected in the specialized general soldiery educational establishments. Grounded richly-organizational going near programmatic-methodical to providing of the initial stage of the professional applied physical preparation of student.

  20. The impact of personality traits and professional experience on police officers' shooting performance under pressure

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    Landman, A.; Nieuwenhuys, A.; Oudejans, R.R.D.


    We explored the impact of professional experience and personality on police officers' shooting performance under pressure. We recruited: (1) regular officers, (2) officers wanting to join a specialised arrest unit (AU) (expected to possess more stress-resistant traits; pre-AU) and (3) officers from

  1. Irregular Warfare: Impact on Future Professional Military Education

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    Paschal, David G


    ... to operate effectively in an irregular warfare environment. The utility of a decisive war between nation states continues to decline and will eventually reach critical mass based upon the extreme imbalance of military power and a U.S. monopoly...

  2. Cast Iron Versus Creativity: Fostering Balanced Thinking in Military Professionals (United States)


    importance of strategic thinking (Laich & Young, 2011; Wolters, Grome, & Hinds, 2013, p. 2). I have found that Personnel Evaluation Reports used by the...and entrepreneurship to exploit effectively the tools of the revolution in military affairs. Particularly when forced to make rapid decisions with...adjusted to create a more balanced thinking style in military decision makers. It is important to note, however, that the only way to correct this

  3. Ethics and the Military Profession. The Professional Ethic (United States)


    the military profession. Essays by Everett Hughes and Samuel Huntington are the best. Parsons , Talcott . "Professions." International...concern- ing current and forecasted efforts to enhance the moral- ethical environment through curriculum charges and overall approaches to education at...from the others—to which they should direct their attention at the start of their military education . Highly-motivated instructors are encouraged to



    DONATO, ANTONELLA; Hedler, Helga Cristina; Coelho Junior,Francisco Antonio


    ABSTRACT Purpose: Describe the informal learning strategies used by the IT and Communication professionals (TIC) of the Superior Military Court (STM), discussing their importance for professional development and labor skills related to the maximization of the results of human performance. Originality/gap/relevance/implications: The research proved the differences in the use of the learning strategies among the TIC professionals and made it possible to capture the meaning of informal learnin...

  5. Supporting Police Community Support Officers to Become Effective School Link Officers: Key Stakeholder Perceptions of a Pilot Professional Development Programme (United States)

    Thomas, Lorraine; Trotman, Dave


    This article presents the findings of a pilot professional development programme designed to support police community support officers (PCSOs) to become effective school link officers (SLOs) within urban secondary schools in the English West Midlands. Findings are presented via perceptions of key stakeholders: SLOs themselves; school-based mentors…

  6. The Limits of Leverage US Influence and the Turkish Military

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    Boris, John J


    ... from co-production of weapons systems to officer exchanges, and can include, inter alia, military sales financing, joint exercises, and professional military education programs It is often assumed...

  7. Professional Military Development of Major General Ernest N. Harmon (United States)


    challenges of American demobilization – with the war over soldiers wanted to go home. Civil-military considerations also dominated the’s issues impressed Harmon. Years later Harmon explained that, “It struck me that teen -age Iowa farm boys might know more about soil content

  8. Formation of professional identity of Border Guard Service of Ukraine officers

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    M. O. Malanchii


    Full Text Available This article analyzes the context of professional identity development of the Border Guard Service of Ukraine officers, considers the theoretical and practical approaches to the formation of professional identity, examines of service on the border conditions. The nature and intensity of the professional identity formation of border guard service officers determined the social environment and characteristics of the professional activities. Professional identity of a person depends on the content and activities and forms only during its implementation. Therefore, based on the principle active approach, professional identity can be considered as a relatively independent factor. It is concluded that not only objective and subjective factors determine the contents of the existing qualities of the border guard services officers. These factors also determine the content and effectiveness of necessary qualities formation, and intensity of professional identity formation.

  9. Religion: A Missing Component of Professional Military Education (United States)


    which stem from prepoliti- cal sources,”41 and religion shares in the domain of the prepolitical. Religious Illiteracy The phenomenon of religious... illiteracy permeates western diplomatic, development, and military think- ing and policy. As an essential element, religion needs to be included in...Jessica Senehi, and Sean Byrne (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books , 2013), 2. 2. Eric Patterson, Politics in a Religious World: Building a Reli- giously

  10. Educating Captains For War: Deliberately Designing Professional Military Education (United States)


    curricula would most likely have remained hidden . Most importantly, I thank my wife, Tia, for her unending patience, grace, and continued then commandant of the CGSS, Lieutenant General Leonard Gerow, convened in 1945 to outline the curriculum for all officers in academic years 1946...Study argued, splitting the OAC curriculum four ways to the Basic Officer Course (BOC), the CAS3, company command courses, and on-the-job training

  11. Professional School Counselors' Role in Partnering with Military Families during the Stages of Deployment (United States)

    Cole, Rebekah F.


    In order to help each student to be successful in school, as outlined in the ASCA National Model, professional school counselors are called to partner with military families in order to work for their children's social, emotional, and academic success during deployments. Possible school-family partnerships that may occur before, during, and after…

  12. Educational Attainment, Job Satisfaction, and the Professionalization of Correctional Officers. (United States)

    Jurik, Nancy C.; And Others


    Analyzes the impact of an administrative effort to increase the educational attainment of correctional officers employed in a medium-security facility department of corrections. Educational attainment is found to be negatively associated with correctional officer job satisfaction when other variables are held constant. (Author/CH)

  13. Postgraduate Education and Professional Military Development: Are They Compatible? (United States)


    of the enterprise toward the.. .objective of meeting the business goals of management" As it applies to this study, it can be said that postgraduate...organization, especially the military. Peter Drucker has written that: "the productive capacity of all businesses depends on three factors--the human resource...uu -. d) ICI)t - XiN I Iai , head \\\\’V’s l’:lg ]Na 8 _.l irNn \\Vps P~ost-.J{) shmL oure l( school 4- First sea tourI !,(, - FIN" -- Initial training 50

  14. Military Professionalism and Political Influence: A Case Study of the Mexican Military, 1917-1940 (United States)


    Latin America: The Hegemonic Crisis and the Military Coup (Berkeley: University of California, 1969). 31Ibid., p. 21. 3 2 Ibid., p. 56. 36 that the...Portes Gil as provisional president, the immediate succession crisis was over. Still, the larger question of who would determine future presidential...Salvador Guti~rrez Contreras, La acci6n heroica de Juan Escutia en la defensa de Chaputepec y la intervencion norteamericana de 1847 (Jalisco, Mexico

  15. 76 FR 14954 - National Professional Development Program; Office of English Language Acquisition, Language... (United States)


    ... National Professional Development Program; Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement... teachers who work in language instruction educational programs or serve ELs. Grants awarded under this... involved, to meet certification or licensing requirements for teachers who work in language instruction...

  16. Mass sports of students and cadets which server military contract in positions of officers

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    Full Text Available Purpose: study of features of organization of mass sports of students and cadets which server military contract in positions of officers. Material and Methods: analysis of literary sources and documents, analysis of the systems, questioning (questionnaire, methods of the mathematical processing of data. In a questionnaire 97 respondents – 29 cadets of a 5 course and 68 students of 4 courses of military-legal faculty of the Yaroslav Mudryi National law university. Results: 69% cadets and only 35% students are engaged in the different types of motive activity in free time, here 48% cadets and 43% students elect the playing types of sport (football, volley-ball, basket-ball, 65,5% cadets and 48,5% students go in for sports for self-perfection and self-realization, here 45% cadets and 32% students plan necessarily to prolong to be engaged in the select type of sport upon termination of studies in higher educational establishment. Conclusions: the Study 4th Year Students And Students Of The 5th Year Of Military Faculty Of Law Has Shown That The Students Serious About Their Chosen Profession And Understand The Importance Of Physical Fitness In A Future Service, They Are Able To Objectively Assess The Level Of Their Physical Readiness And Are Ready For Further Self-Improvement

  17. Is Long Term Creatine and Glutamine Supplementation Effective in Enhancing Physical Performance of Military Police Officers?

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    Lázaro da Silveira Celismar


    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to analyze the effect of supplementation with creatine and glutamine on physical fitness of military police officers. Therefore, an experimental double blind study was developed, with the final sample composed by 32 men randomly distributed into three groups: a group supplemented with creatine (n=10, glutamine (n=10 and a placebo group (n=12 and evaluated in three distinct moments, in an interval of three months (T1, T2 and T3. The physical training had a weekly frequency of 5 sessions x 90 min, including strength exercises, local muscular resistance, flexibility and both aerobic and anaerobic capacity. After analyzing the effect of time, group and interaction (group x time for measures that indicated the physical capabilities of the subjects, a significant effect of time for the entire variable was identified (p0,05. In face of the results it was concluded that supplementation with creatine and glutamine showed no ergogenic effect on physical performance in military police officers.

  18. Soviet military on SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative). Professional paper

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    Fitzgerald, M.C.


    Numerous Western analysts have suggested that all American assessments of SDI should proceed not only from a consideration of American intentions, but also from the outlook of Soviet perceptions. Since 23 March 1983, the prevailing tone of Soviet military writings on SDI has been overwhelmingly negative. Myron Hedlin has concluded that this harsh reaction to a U.S. initiative still years from realization suggests both a strong concern about the ultimate impact of these plans on the strategic balance, and a perceived opportunity for scoring propaganda points. Indeed, the present review of Soviet writings since President Reagan's so-called Star Wars speech has yielded both objective Soviet concerns and regressions to psychological warfare. This, in turn, has necessitated a careful effort to separate rhetoric from more official assessments of SDI. While there has long been dispute in the West over the validity of Soviet statements, they have time and again been subsequently confirmed in Soviet hardware, exercises, and operational behavior. Some Western analysts will nonetheless contend that the Soviet statements under examination in this study are merely a commodity for export.

  19. Military Professional Ethics, Code of Conduct, and Military Academies’ Honor Codes, (United States)


    Air University Review 24:63-67, November-December 1972. Futernick, Allan J. Avoiding an ethical Armageddon. Military Review 59: 17-23, February the new OER: a crisis alert! Air University Review 29:68-72, May-June 1978; comment Air Force Times 39:2, 31 July 1978. Poe , Bryce. Integrity. TIG...Naval War College, 1974. (Microfiche AD A120 494) Schein, Edgar H. Roles - not rules - for the POW. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Social Science Research

  20. Professional Development to Enhance Instructional Leadership and Practice of Central Office Administrators (United States)

    McCue, Cheryl A. R.


    Decades of research and practice suggest that educational administrators need to experience opportunities for professional development and continuous learning. This project study addressed the problem regarding the lack of a formal or systemic plan for professional development of central office administrators in a large suburban school district in…

  1. Professional Anomalies: Diversity policies policing ethnic minority police officers

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    Cankaya, S.


    This paper discusses how diversity policies within organizations contribute to paradoxical outcomes in face-to-face interactions. The findings are the result of a long-term ethnographic study on the processes of in- and exclusion of ethnic minority police officers in the Netherlands between 2007-

  2. Medicine and the Egyptian campaign: the development of the military medical officer during the Napoleonic Wars c. 1798-1801. (United States)

    Kelly, Catherine


    This article investigates how French and British army medical officers in Egypt at the turn of the 19th century were affected by campaign experiences. Their encounters with ophthalmia, plague, and other diseases influenced the practice of medicine in later campaigns and fostered the development of the idea amongst military practitioners that military diseases required specialised knowledge. Practitioners' campaign writings are used to demonstrate how British army doctors approached the investigation of the "new" diseases they encountered. In particular, the article focuses on how Dr. James McGrigor used the military system to control, direct, and disseminate the development of medical knowledge.

  3. The Army OfficersProfessional Ethic - Past, Present, and Future (United States)


    published in 1847.5 That document, in turn, descends from the Hippocratic Oath . Likewise, the American Bar Association recently published a centennial...and not of men. The requirement that each Fed- eral officer swear an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States enshrined that...and abilities. My oath of loyalty and service is to the Constitution of the United States. As a Soldier, Army Values and the Soldier’s Creed are my

  4. The Aircraft and Munitions Maintenance Officer Professional Development Guide. (United States)


    of existing information war appropriate or whether material should be added or deleted. ]Inis step culminated in the development of a draft...roreseeable future. blir ,einci n - 1n1- autn,-,rr i41reed that a professional aeveiopment o : . :t weli or,-ovide valuable counselling information...Air War Colleqe, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, May 198b % Other Sources 10. Rodefer. Joanne M. , Mai, USAF. Maintenance Supervisor. 363 AGS, Shaw Air


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    Sevdalina Dimitrova


    Full Text Available The paper presents specific aspects of professional and psychological adaptation of relieved of military service militaries as well as of members of their families to new life conditions. It attempts to define the main problems accompanying that process and that are connected to the problems of the radical change, problems of the lack of guaranteed employment, of keeping life stereotype, of unpreparedness to new conditions, etc. Stages of preparation are presented when a military person leaves the army with their peculiar elements.

  6. Military Officers, Tropical Medicine, and Racial Thought in the Formation of the West India Regiments, 1793-1802. (United States)

    Joseph, Michael


    The article examines the establishment and growth between 1793 and 1802 of the West India Regiments, British army corps manned by slaves of African descent and commanded by European officers. Focusing on the medical history of British military operations in the West Indies, the article demonstrates that the rationale behind the regiments was medical, but that the impetus for them came from senior military commanders rather than from the medical practitioners whose writings are usually privileged in the historiography. The senior officers who commanded the West Indian expeditions in the French Revolutionary Wars mobilized their own particular brand of medical theory, based explicitly on their experience of the region's epidemiological environment, in support of the policy. This willingness to adopt and adapt medical ideas heavily influenced both military policy regarding the regiments, and commanders' relationships with their medical men. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email:

  7. An Evaluation of the Education and Training Requirements for Entry Level Marine Corps Officers in the Military Occupational Specialty 3415. (United States)


    Summer 1982. 30. Professional Military Comptroller School Program of Instruction, Maxwell AFB. 31. Kerlinger , Fred N., Foundations of Behavioral...time demands of preparing their annual budget precluded meeting the deadline set for submission of the questionnaire. However, Kerlinger (1973) states

  8. Effects of Educating Local Government Officers and Healthcare and Welfare Professionals in Suicide Prevention

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    Yoshio Hirayasu


    Full Text Available Suicide is a major public health issue. In Japan, local governments are responsible for suicide prevention, and local government officers are therefore expected to act as gatekeepers for suicide prevention. In this study, through a questionnaire survey, the authors examined the current knowledge and attitudes concerning suicide prevention among local government officers and healthcare and welfare professionals, and the effects of providing suicide prevention education on their knowledge of and attitudes toward suicide and its prevention. One hundred eighty-three local government officers and 432 healthcare/welfare professionals completed the survey before and after a single education session. Before the session, the local government officers and healthcare/welfare professionals showed mainly positive attitudes toward suicide prevention efforts, with little difference between the two groups. After the training, knowledge and attitudes were further improved for most questionnaire items. Respondents with one or more experiences of suicide prevention training showed significantly more knowledge and positive attitudes before the training than those with no such experience. Moreover, knowledge of depression and having a sympathetic attitude were found to be especially associated with the overall attitude that “suicide can be prevented”. Training in suicide prevention was shown to be effective in promoting appropriate knowledge and attitudes among local government officers and healthcare/welfare professionals who are gatekeepers for preventing suicide. Our findings confirm the importance of suicide prevention education, and will contribute to creating a standard educational program on suicide prevention in Japan.

  9. Opportunities, hurdles, solutions, and approaches to transition military veterans into professional nursing programs. (United States)

    Allen, Patricia E; Armstrong, Myrna L; Saladiner, Jason E; Hamilton, Mary Jane; Conard, Patricia L


    Capitalizing on the almost 2.2 million service members returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn (OIF) in Iraq, and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan, baccalaureate educators are encouraged to create realistic, applicable nursing transitional programs for the health and health-related oriented military veterans. Opportunities, hurdles, and solutions related to the veteran's unique socio-economic circumstances of education, finances, and advisement are provided so the potential veteran student is successful within the university's milieu. Transitional nursing educational interventions related to assessment, didactic, and clinical used by two baccalaureate nursing curriculums, including the eLineMilitary* (ELM) Program, provide approaches of how to propel the veteran's journey toward graduation in a professional nursing program. These interventions include modular didactic, competency based education, as well as the concentrated, collegial time within the Faculty/Clinical Coach triad for essential role modeling, care, and skills. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. The impact of personality traits and professional experience on police officers' shooting performance under pressure. (United States)

    Landman, Annemarie; Nieuwenhuys, Arne; Oudejans, Raôul R D


    We explored the impact of professional experience and personality on police officers' shooting performance under pressure. We recruited: (1) regular officers, (2) officers wanting to join a specialised arrest unit (AU) (expected to possess more stress-resistant traits; pre-AU) and (3) officers from this unit (expected to also possess more professional experience; AU) (all male). In Phase 1, we determined personality traits and experience. In Phase 2, state anxiety, shot accuracy, decision-making (shoot/don't shoot), movement speed and gaze behaviour were measured while officers performed a shooting test under low and high pressure. Results indicate minimal differences in personality among groups and superior performance of AU officers. Regression analyses showed that state anxiety and shooting performance under high pressure were first predicted by AU experience and second by certain personality traits. Results suggest that although personality traits attenuate the impact of high pressure, it is relevant experience that secures effective performance under pressure. Practitioner Summary: To obtain information for police selection and training purposes, we let officers who differed in personality and experience execute a shooting test under low and high pressure. Outcomes indicate that experience affected anxiety and performance most strongly, while personality traits of thrill- and adventure-seeking and self-control also had an effect.

  11. Comparative Analysis of Theoretical Approaches to Professional Training of the Future Customs Officers in the System of Higher Education of Ukraine and Poland (United States)

    Korzhynska, Tetiana


    The article deals with the content of future customs officers' professional training. Such notions as "training", "specialists' professional training", "customs officers' professional training". The article presents an overview of the scientific literature, theoretical analyzes of materials concerning the issues of…

  12. [Health state in women engaged in professional military service in European North]. (United States)

    Myznikov, I L; Ustimenko, L I; Askerko, N V; Bourtsev, N N; Miloshevsky, A V; Volkova, L V


    The authors analysed health state and morbidity of women engaged into professional navy service in North Fleet, age features of health state in these servicewomen, and results of medical stationary examination and checkup results, regular medical examination results and the servicewomen morbidity over 12 years (about 15.5 thousand cases), and 697 reports on the servicewomen diseases according to military medical (navy) commission. The article covers causes of changes in navy fitness category for the servicewomen, analysis of comorbidity, suggestions of new approaches to comorbidity analysis.

  13. The Performance and Retention of Female Navy Officers with a Military Spouse (United States)


    and enlisted personnel often depended heavily on the family’s happiness with military life (Clever & Segal, 2013). Thus, the wellbeing of military...military career couples: A multidisciplinary analysis of the US Army. Journal of Economic Psychology , 13(1), 153–166. Little, R. D. & Hisnanick, J. J

  14. [Selected psychosocial and psychopathological factors determining criminal behaviours among professional and drafted military personnel--comparison analysis, years: 1990-2000]. (United States)

    Juszczak, Dariusz; Talarowska, Monika


    The structure of armed forces undergoes dynamic changes. The expectations regarding psychophysical performance of military personnel--both professional and drafted members are constantly rising. To answer the question: which psychosocial and psychopathological factors are characteristic to offenders from professional military personnel and drafted military personnel in the years 1990-2000. The research material consisted of 71 forensic-psychiatric assessments issued by experts from Psychiatric Ward of 107 Military Hospital in Walcz between 1990 and 2000. The assessments were issued in ambulatory setting. The cohort of persons with military background had 71 assessments (military personnel included both professional--30, and drafted--41 servicemen). A specially designed questionnaire titled "Charter of Diagnosis of Factors Determining Criminal Activity" has been used. Relevant statistical differences were observed. (1) The main category of offences committed by professional military personnel in mentioned period were the offences against property whereas in the drafted military personnel cohort the offences related to violations of obligatory military service. (2) Offences under the influence of alcohol were significantly more likely to be committed by professional drafted military personnel. (3) Personality disorders were predominant among the diagnoses in both groups. (4) The diagnosis of alcohol dependence were characteristic for professional military personnel.

  15. Health, fitness, and responses to military training of officer cadets in a Gulf Cooperation Council country. (United States)

    Blacker, Sam D; Horner, Fleur L; Brown, Peter I; Linnane, Denise M; Wilkinson, David M; Wright, Antony; Bluck, Les J; Rayson, Mark P


    To quantify the health, fitness, and physiological responses to military training of Officer Cadets from a Gulf Cooperation Council country. One hundred and nineteen Officer Cadets volunteered; body composition, core body temperature, aerobic fitness, hydration status (urine osmolality), cardiovascular strain, physical activity (3-dimensional accelerometry), and energy expenditure (doubly labelled water) were measured over 5-days of Basic Training (BT), Army Training (AT), Navy Training (NT), and Air Force Training (AFT). There were no differences between courses for body mass index (mean all courses: 24.1 +/- 4.1 kg x m2) or peak core body temperature (mean all courses: 38.1 +/- 0.4 degrees C) (p > 0.05). AT body fat (19.8 +/- 3.6%) and BT VO2 max (36.8 +/- 11.6 mL x kg(-1) x min(-1)) were lower than the other courses (BT, 26.1 +/- 8.1; NT, 26.0 +/- 6.0; AFT, 24.7 +/- 6.1%) and (AT, 44.8 +/- 9.6; NT, 45.0 +/- 7.5; AFT, 44.6 +/- 5.2 mL x kg(-1) x min(-1)), respectively (p 0.05) but lower in AT (868 +/- 144 mOsmol x kg(-1), p Physical activity level during AFT (1.70 +/- 0.18 AU) was lower than other courses (range, 1.86 +/- 0.21-1.92 +/- 0.18 AU) (p > 0.05). Positive developments were apparent from BT leading into other courses. Potential exists to increase physical training volume on all courses, which may improve participants' aerobic fitness, body composition, and health.

  16. The effect of sleep deprivation on leadership behaviour in military officers: an experimental study. (United States)

    Olsen, Olav Kjellevold; Pallesen, Ståle; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Espevik, Roar


    While several studies show that leaders frequently lack sleep, little is known about how this influences leadership behaviour. The present study encompasses an experiment that investigated how three main types of leadership behaviour: transformational (four sub-facets); transactional (two sub-facets); and passive-avoidant (two sub-facets) leadership differed across a rested and a long-term, partially sleep-deprived condition. A total of 16 military naval officers participated. In both conditions, the leaders managed a team of three subordinates in a navy navigation simulator, instructed to complete a specific mission (A or B). Both sleep state (rested or sleep deprived) and mission were counterbalanced. Leadership behaviour was video recorded and subsequently rated on the three leadership behaviours. Overall, the scores on transformational leadership (and on two of four sub-facets) and transactional leadership (on both sub-facets) decreased from the rested to sleep-deprived condition, whereas scores on passive-avoidant leadership overall (and on both sub-facets) increased from the rested to sleep-deprived condition. This study underscores the importance of including sleep as a potentially important determinant when assessing leadership effectiveness. © 2016 European Sleep Research Society.

  17. Suicide risk factors in the professional military personnel in the Army of Serbia

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    Dedić Gordana


    Full Text Available Background/Aim. Recognition of suicide risk factors is important in taking adequate suicide preventive measures, Suicide Prevention Program for Professional Military Personnel (PMP implemented in the Army of Serbia in 2003. The aim of our study was to establish suicide risk factors in PMP of the Army of Serbia. Methods. Analysis of suicide risk factors in PMP was carried out on the basis of data obtained by psychological suicide autopsy. The controls were demographically similar psychiatric outpatients with no history of suicidal behavior. A descriptive statistics method was used for risk factors analysis. The t-test was used for testing statistical hypotheses. Results. A total of 30 PMP, aged 22-49 years (30.53 ± 6.24 on average committed suicide within the period 1998-2007. Distal suicide risk factors in PMP were considered to be not being married, psychiatric heredity, having no outpatient psychiatric treatment, gambling, regular physical practice (bodybuilding, less transfer to a different post, low motivation for military service (p < 0.001, not having children, parental loss in early childhood, alcohol abuse (p < 0.005, low salary (p < 0.01 uncompleted military school, debts in the family (p < 0.05. The commonest proximal suicide risk factors were: actual family problems (36.6%, actual mental problems (13.3%, burnout (13.3%, negative balance of accounts (13.3%, professional problems (6.7%, behavioral model while for 10.0% PMP suicide risk factors could not be established. Conclusion. According to the presence of multiple suicide risk factors, Suicide Prevention Program for PMP in the Army of Serbia is directed to the prevention of both proximal and distal suicide risk factors.

  18. Professional Stress and Burnout in U.S. Military Medical Personnel Deployed to Afghanistan. (United States)

    Adler, Amy B; Adrian, Amanda L; Hemphill, Marla; Scaro, Nicole H; Sipos, Maurice L; Thomas, Jeffrey L


    Studies of medical staff members have consistently documented high levels of burnout compared to those in other professions. Although there are studies of burnout in military medical staff, there are gaps in understanding the experience of medical staff while they are deployed and few occupationally-related factors associated with decreased burnout have been identified in this population. To assess work-related variables accounting for burnout over and above rank, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and professional stressors in the deployed environment. U.S. military medical staff members were surveyed in Afghanistan. The survey assessed burnout (emotional exhaustion and depersonalization), PTSD symptoms, perception of professional stressors, self-care behaviors, taking care of team members (team care), general leadership, and health-promoting leadership. Participants provided informed consent under a protocol approved by the institutional review board at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and coordinated through the Washington Headquarters Service and the Joint Casualty Care Research Team located in Afghanistan. A total of 344 individuals provided their consent (83.3%) and completed the survey. Correlations found significant positive relationships between perception of professional stressors and levels of burnout. Significant negative correlations were found between burnout and self-care, team care, general leadership, and health-promoting leadership. Regression analyses found self-care and team care accounted for less burnout even after controlling for rank, PTSD symptoms, and professional stressors. Health-promoting leadership accounted for less burnout even after controlling for these same covariates and general leadership as well. Although a cross-sectional survey, results provide three specific directions for reducing burnout in deployed medical staff. By emphasizing self-care, team care, and health-promoting leadership, policy makers

  19. Civil Military Relations in the Modern Democratic Argentina Era: Army Soldiers as Military Professionals Versus Civilians in Uniform (United States)


    1983. In the wake of a disastrous military campaign fought against Great Britain for sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas ), the...discredit suffered by the Army about the War Against Subversion, and the Malvinas Islands war, President Menem reinforced civilian control over the military

  20. TEMPS-A[P] temperament profile related to professional choice. Differences between applicants to become a cadet officer in the Italian Air Force or Navy. (United States)

    Rovai, Luca; Maremmani, Angelo Giovanni Icro; Leonardi, Annalisa; Bacciardi, Silvia; Rugani, Fabio; Dell'Osso, Liliana; Akiskal, Hagop S; Maremmani, Icro


    Temperament appears to be a factor involved in professional attitudes. The most impressive findings are those on the importance of cyclothymia in art and of hyperthymia in leadership. In this study we raise the issue of whether the relationship between hyperthymic temperament and the choice of a military career, previously reported among Italian Air Force applicants, can be extended to another military service such as the Italian Navy. We compared temperaments between those who had applied to become a cadet officer in the Italian Air Force or in the Italian Navy, with special reference to gender differences and the ability of the two types of applicants to pass the psychiatric examination for admission that we had recently assessed in the Italian Air Force. Hyperthymic traits were well represented in both these armed services. Navy applicants differed from air-force applicants in obtaining higher depressive, cyclothymic and irritable scores. Navy applicants who passed the psychiatric entrance examination (PEE) showed the same incidence of hyperthymic temperament as their Air Force counterparts, but higher depressive, cyclothymic and irritable scores. Considering gender, among Air Force applicants depressive traits were better represented in males; conversely, among Navy applicants they were better represented in females. If we consider gender together with PEE results, the highest hyperthymic scores were more frequently found among males who passed and females who failed to pass the PEE. On the other hand, a greater number of cyclothymic traits were found in females who passed and males who failed to pass the PEE. It was confirmed that hyperthymic temperament represents the temperamental profile of those who aim to become a cadet officer in the Italian armed forces. This study further supports the idea that hyperthymic traits bring distinct advantages in a professional field, such as a military career, which is closely related to leadership. Copyright © 2012

  1. Coordination Without Borders Assigning US Military Officers to NGO World Headquarters: Rhetoric and Reality (United States)


    141 Lisa Witzig Davidson, Humanitarian and Peace Operations: NGOs and the Military in the...Scientific Frontier. New York: Basic Books, 2000. Davidson, Lisa Witzig. Humanitarian and Peace Operations: NGOs and the Military in the Interagency...Refugee Committee Freedom from Hunger International Institute of Rural Reconstruction Pathfinder International Plan USA Poverty 66

  2. "A Change of Paradigm" in Developing Land Forces Officers' Professional Skills in Accordance with Hybrid Warfare Task-Requirements

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    Alexandru Rizescu


    Full Text Available In future conflicts, not only traditional or asymmetric actions will be used, but also a combination of the two in order to solve the disputes involving national and international actors, materialized today in different manifestation forms called hybrid war. The hybrid threats tell about the evolution of the contemporary and future threats, about the necessity of a national effort concerted towards providing an immediate effective response to these threats. From a different perspective, the diversity and the complexity of the issues raised by the hybrid threats prove that it is necessary to go beyond the technical or sequential nowadays answers. It results first that it is required to develop an appropriate security strategy which will make possible the efficient action against hybrid risks and threats, in an effective, operational and unitary manner. Therefore, the present article aims at sequentially highlighting the aspects supporting the need to correlate the coordinates of the national security strategy to the planning, conduct and quality assessment of the process of training officers from the “change of paradigm” perspective, in order to acquire the professional skills conforming to the task-requirements specific to the hybrid war. Nothing more natural, more necessary and at the same time more current in this perspective than modernizing the military continuous education system in accordance with the strategic norm of competence.

  3. How we transitioned to a comprehensive professional and graduate student affairs office. (United States)

    Cox, Wendy C; Wingo, Bradford; Todd, Aaron J


    Contemporary student affairs units arm students with professional skills, abilities and dispositions as they promote student learning, growth and development, as opposed to providing only administrative services. To describe the process for designing, planning, implementing and assessing a comprehensive student affairs unit that serves graduate and professional students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. A student services office that served only professional students was transformed in 2011 to an office of student affairs. The goal of the expanded, comprehensive unit is to work, in collaboration with academic affairs, to promote holistic student growth and development through proactive, intentional planning of co-curricular experiences. The comprehensive student affairs model has allowed for more student programming and mentoring opportunities, improved graduate students' feelings of connectedness to the School and improved efficiency of processes. The next steps include thorough assessment of the model and monitoring of the strategic plan. A comprehensive, centralized student affairs unit, working in partnership with academic affairs, can help professional and graduate health affairs programs meet their goals for student development, while improving the efficiency of administrative processes. This model can be easily implemented in other schools.

  4. Some Countries’ Experience in Organizing Professional Training and Activity of Probation Officers

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    Duka Oleh


    Full Text Available In the article, some countries’ experience in organizing professional training and activities of probation officers has been analyzed. Based on comparative analysis of activities of the Probation Institute abroad, it has been determined that probation service has different functional and organizational features in individual countries. For instance, probation service in different countries is subordinate to different agencies. Thus, probation service in Great Britain, Denmark, Japan, Finland, Norway, Latvia, the Czech Republic and Estonia is under the control of the Ministry of Justice; in the USA, Germany, Hungary, it is subordinate to the judiciary; in the Netherlands – public prosecutor’s office; in Sweden – prison authorities; in Singapore, probation service is under the guidance of the Ministry of Community Development and Sports. Another difference consists in the fact that in some countries the law defines probation as punishment (Sweden, Finland, Latvia, whereas in other countries it refers to some criminal measures (Great Britain, exemption from punishment (Estonia or is not determined at all (the USA. Despite the differences, the goals and means of achieving them in each probation service are similar in the context of criminal law. The approaches to professional training of probation officers have been analyzed and relevant conclusions have been drawn regarding organization of probation officers’ professional training in Ukraine. In particular, work with offenders should be performed by highly qualified specialists who have a degree and who have passed specialized training courses in educational institutions subordinate to probation authorities. It is important that the content of probation officers’ professional training should be constantly updated, taking into account new approaches and methods of working with convicts, which are recognized as effective.

  5. Tomorrow’s Handgun: Ensuring the Right Gun for All Military Law Enforcement Officers (United States)


    AU/ACSC/2016 AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY TOMORROW’S HANDGUN: ENSURING THE RIGHT GUN FOR ALL MILITARY LAW ...handgun for all military law enforcement personnel. 32 NOTES 1 " Gun Timeline." PBS. gun ...Accessed November 13, 2015. law -enforcement. 8 "Why Own a Gun ? Protection Is Now Top Reason." Pew Research

  6. No one leaves unchanged: insights for civilian mental health care professionals into the military experience and culture. (United States)

    Coll, Jose E; Weiss, Eugenia L; Yarvis, Jeffrey S


    This article aims to elucidate an understanding of military culture and experience, so as to better frame the services offered by civilian clinicians. Service members indoctrinated into such an influential culture can experience adjustment problems upon reentry into the larger society, and thus professional counselors and social workers must be ready to address the reintegration process with veteran clients. Furthermore, this article highlights a few of the major mental health concerns that are prevalent in combat veterans, especially for those returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and presents a brief overview of treatment modalities implemented both within and outside of the military. Practical therapeutic suggestions for clinicians with little or no knowledge of the military are discussed. The objective is to educate and prepare civilian mental health practitioners to administer culturally sensitive prevention and intervention services to meet the unique needs of this population.

  7. Understanding the Revolving Door Phenomenon for Retired Mid-Grade Military Officers (United States)


    preservation become more important. The revolving door is an efficient but politically charged HC and SC preservation method. How are retired military second...policy-makers continue the revolving door practice with safeguards in place to maintain transparency , equity, and oversight.

  8. The Limits of Military Officers’ Duty to Obey Civilian Orders: A Neo-classical Perspective (United States)


    Military Branch) of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support 49 and...trustworthy, the fact being that many men whether thick-witted, tough- skinned, or stout of heart endure their ideal nobly, while cowards and timid men

  9. Oral health in pregnancy: educational needs of dental professionals and office staff. (United States)

    Kloetzel, Megan K; Huebner, Colleen E; Milgrom, Peter; Littell, Christopher T; Eggertsson, Hafsteinn


    Dental care during pregnancy is important for pregnant women and their children. Comprehensive guidelines for the provision of dental services for pregnant patients were published in 2006, but there is relatively little information about their use in actual practice. The aim of this study was to examine differences in knowledge and attitudes regarding dental care in pregnancy among dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and nonclinical office staff. A secondary aim was to identify sources of influence on attitudes and knowledge regarding the guidelines. A survey was used to collect information from 766 employees of a Dental Care Organization based in Oregon; responses from 546 were included in the analyses reported here. Statistically significant differences in knowledge were found among the professional-role groups. Dentists and hygienists consistently answered more items correctly than did other respondents. Within all professional-role groups, knowledge gaps existed and were most pronounced regarding provision of routine and emergency services. Positive perceptions of providing dental care during pregnancy were associated with higher knowledge scores (z = 4.16, P office personnel are needed to promote the diffusion of current evidence-based guidelines for dental care during pregnancy. © 2012 American Association of Public Health Dentistry.

  10. Ethics in the Military: A Review of Junior Officer Education and Training Programs

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    .... Action Research methodology was undertaken for data collection and evaluation. Interviews were conducted with 21 educators at 13 officer accession and training programs, including academies and war colleges...

  11. Hepatitis E Virus Seroprevalence in Austrian Adults: A Nationwide Cross-Sectional Study among Civilians and Military Professionals


    Heimo Lagler; Wolfgang Poeppl; Heidi Winkler; Harald Herkner; Angelus Faas; Gerhard Mooseder; Heinz Burgmann


    BACKGROUND: Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) infection is globally increasing. The present study was performed to investigate the HEV seroprevalence, exposure risks as well as occupational risks for military personnel in Austria, a Central European country. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A nationwide cross-sectional seroprevalence study was performed in 997 healthy Austrian adults, professional soldiers and civilians. Routine laboratory and HEV specific antibodies were determined. In addition, epidemiological ...

  12. Models of professional readiness of students of higher military schools of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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    Full Text Available Purpose : Creating models of professional readiness, namely, physical, mental, psycho-physiological and functional training based on the integral method developed. Material / Methods : The study involved 60 students of the fourth graduating class of 30 people in the control and experimental groups. To confirm the effectiveness of the developed method was used testing the physical qualities, psychological questionnaires, the study of cognitive processes, as well as functional tests. Results: It was established that at the beginning of the experiment between the control and experimental groups was not significant differences in all indicators. After the study of the experimental group experienced an improvement of performance as compared to the control group. So on average, in terms of physical fitness, they increased by 9.34 %, mental qualities to 21.25 %, physiological capacity of 14.7 % and a functional readiness to 21.13 %. The results obtained are reliable. Conclusions : The developed method allowed to increase the individual results of students to build models that characterize the professional readiness of future officers, as well as increase the adaptive processes of all systems to service and combat activities.

  13. The Evolution of OPMS XXI: The Need to Specialize Military Intelligence Officers

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    ...) at the tactical level. It fails to develop officers capable of confidently exercising the skills required to integrate at the tactical level all of the elements embedded in the Intelligence cycle---the planning...


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    Full Text Available The term competence has become a priority for public policies. In the field of education and professional training competences lie at the basis of curricula, of specializations in universities, of qualifications or professional standards. It is obvious that in any sector of human resources - be it economy, public services or policies, in any kind of activi - be it individual or at the level of organization, firm or collectivity, competences have become the key factor and the main reference. Thus, its popularity went hand in hand with its unlimited spread in the detriment of its conceptual clarity. Today we meet the term competence everywhere and at any time, but there is no minimal consensus with respect to terminology. We speak of competences and "skills" (a term difficult to translate in Romanian, key and basic competences, capabilities and abilities etc. With this article we will try to bring a better understanding of the concept. Moreover, since it plays an importnat role in an officer's activity or in their environment, we will tackle on the affective dimension in their competence profile: relations with others, decision-making process, work motivation and satisfaction, team work, self-control, etc. In order to become experts in a certain socio-emotional competence, such as team work or analyzing a conflictual situation, we need to develop an inner ability from the socio-emotional fundaments. Why? Because i nany activity the rational dimension doesn't suffice, there has to be an affective side, as well. Emotion depends on the way a person evaluates and assesses a situation. Affective and cognitive processes, though different in their nature, are inseparable and in tight connection in the activity of an intelligence officer, for instance.

  15. Military Professionalism and the Early American Officer Corps, 1789-1796 (United States)


    shaky financial situation “makes me wish the devil had them all, and sincerely curse the day that ever induced me again to enter in such a rascally ...concluded. Butler’s final act was to order a hole to be cut into his coffin, allowing his illegal queue to hang out of it, so that “the damned old rascal

  16. Aspects related to quality of life and physical activity of military police officers of Santa Catarina – Brazil

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    Antônio Melo Schlichting


    Full Text Available This study aims to investigate the relationship between quality of life, health, physical activity, occupation, body composition and sociodemographic characteristics of Military Police of Santa Catarina, Brazil. 302 Police Officers participated in this study, randomly selected through a simple drawing and in accordance with the eligibility criteria. Data were collected through two questionnaires from the World Health Organization, one of them concerning quality of life (WHOQOL-Bref, and the other, concerning physical activity (IPAQ-Long, and additionally, a worksheet containing sociodemographic, anthropometric, occupational and health-related variables. It was found that most of the Military Police is married, schooled, with an average of 36.6 years old and 15.1 years of the police action, has good perception for quality of life, has levels of physical activity above the recommended, has weight in the range recommended, and has good health. It can be concluded that there are associations of quality of life with leisure physical activities, height and marital status.

  17. A Professional Development School in Action: Meeting the Needs of Military-Connected Students and Families (United States)

    Risberg, Sandy; Curtis, Laurie; Shivers, Lucas


    In the fall of 2011, an undergraduate student who is also a military spouse and mother of school-aged children, shared with the College of Education (COE) at Kansas State University faculty her concerns about the necessity of intentional preparation of teachers and counselors regarding the unique needs of military-connected children. From that…

  18. Multiple-role dilemmas for military mental health care providers. (United States)

    Johnson, W Brad; Bacho, Roderick; Heim, Mark; Ralph, John


    Military psychologists and psychiatrists frequently face ethical quandaries involving boundary crossings, or extratherapy contact, and multiple relationships. A multiple relationship is defined as necessarily engaging psychotherapy patients in nonclinical roles, such as coworker, superior officer, neighbor, or friend. In contrast to their civilian counterparts, military mental health professionals must often engage patients in many different contexts and roles. In this article, we consider the distinctive features of mental health practice in the military and offer military providers several practice guidelines for avoiding harm to patients in military settings. This article is also designed to enhance sensitivity to multiple-role risks among nonpsychiatric providers.

  19. Use of structured professional judgment by probation officers to assess risk for recidivism in adolescent offenders. (United States)

    Lawing, Kathryn; Childs, Kristina K; Frick, Paul J; Vincent, Gina


    The current study tested a method of risk assessment for adolescent offenders that relies on structured professional judgment: the Structured Assessment of Violence Risk for Youth (SAVRY; Borum, Bartel, & Forth, 2006). Trained probation officers in 3 jurisdictions administered the SAVRY to 505 adjudicated adolescents (M age = 15.43 years, SD = 1.62). The results supported the validity of the SAVRY administered in this juvenile justice context. Specifically, scores from the SAVRY differentiated violent from nonviolent offenders and predicted both violent and nonviolent recidivism over a 12-month follow-up period. Violent offenders showed more historical and individual risk factors than nonviolent offenders, and violent sex offenders were rated as more deficient in empathy and remorse. The anger control item was a particularly important indicator of risk for reoffending in the violent offender group. The implications of these findings for weighting risk factors in individual cases when using structured professional judgment are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  20. Hepatitis E Virus Seroprevalence in Austrian Adults: A Nationwide Cross-Sectional Study among Civilians and Military Professionals (United States)

    Lagler, Heimo; Poeppl, Wolfgang; Winkler, Heidi; Herkner, Harald; Faas, Angelus; Mooseder, Gerhard; Burgmann, Heinz


    Background Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) infection is globally increasing. The present study was performed to investigate the HEV seroprevalence, exposure risks as well as occupational risks for military personnel in Austria, a Central European country. Methods and Findings A nationwide cross-sectional seroprevalence study was performed in 997 healthy Austrian adults, professional soldiers and civilians. Routine laboratory and HEV specific antibodies were determined. In addition, epidemiological information on possible risk factors for exposure to HEV was obtained. The overall seropositivity for HEV antibodies was 14.3% and significantly increased with age. Seroprevalence was significantly higher among individuals with previous military employments abroad (21.4% vs. 9.9%) and among professional soldiers aged 30–39 years (20.2% vs. 7.3%). No association was found for private travel, occupational or private animal contact or regular outdoor activities. Individuals who tested positive for antibodies against HEV had significantly higher laboratory values regarding liver enzymes, lipid levels and blood fasting glucose. Conclusions Exposure to HEV is common in Austria. Military employment abroad could be a potential risk factor for HEV infection. Further studies are required to investigate the significance of pathological laboratory results found among asymptomatic individuals previously exposed to HEV. PMID:24498349

  1. Hepatitis E virus seroprevalence in Austrian adults: a nationwide cross-sectional study among civilians and military professionals.

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    Heimo Lagler

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Hepatitis E Virus (HEV infection is globally increasing. The present study was performed to investigate the HEV seroprevalence, exposure risks as well as occupational risks for military personnel in Austria, a Central European country. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A nationwide cross-sectional seroprevalence study was performed in 997 healthy Austrian adults, professional soldiers and civilians. Routine laboratory and HEV specific antibodies were determined. In addition, epidemiological information on possible risk factors for exposure to HEV was obtained. The overall seropositivity for HEV antibodies was 14.3% and significantly increased with age. Seroprevalence was significantly higher among individuals with previous military employments abroad (21.4% vs. 9.9% and among professional soldiers aged 30-39 years (20.2% vs. 7.3%. No association was found for private travel, occupational or private animal contact or regular outdoor activities. Individuals who tested positive for antibodies against HEV had significantly higher laboratory values regarding liver enzymes, lipid levels and blood fasting glucose. CONCLUSIONS: Exposure to HEV is common in Austria. Military employment abroad could be a potential risk factor for HEV infection. Further studies are required to investigate the significance of pathological laboratory results found among asymptomatic individuals previously exposed to HEV.

  2. On the Sidelines of the Failed Coup d’ État in Turkey : Can Greece Extradite the Eight Turkish Military Officers to Turkey?

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    Rachovitsa, Adamantia


    The article discusses the pending extradition case of eight Turkish military officers who, on the night of the recent failed coup d’ état in Turkey, defected and resorted to Greece. The analysis addresses the public emergency in Turkey, insofar it is relevant for the extradition case, against the

  3. The Sundown of the United States Marine Corps Naval Flight Officer Military Occupational Specialties (United States)


    prove that all NFOs have a future in Marine Corps Aviation. 15. SUBJECT TERMS USMC, NFO, WSO, EWO, ECMO , FAG 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 17...Officer ( ECMO ) to target Surface to Air Radars during the Vietnam War and was subsequently replaced by the four-seat E/A-6B. The OV-10 Bronco, roc in

  4. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Indicators of Leadership Development in Undergraduate Military Education (United States)

    Shannon, Christopher C.


    The selection and retention assessment process is dynamic. Dipboye, Smith, and Howell (1994) argued that the most influential portion of the final hiring process is the result of the interviewer's impression of the applicants. The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program is responsible for selecting, retaining and ultimately hiring…

  5. From Citizen Militia to Professional Military: Transformation of the Roman Army (United States)


    infantry. Realizing the spirit of the nation was too weak for compulsory military service, Caesar abandoned associating military service with honorary...Halsall, October 1998). Text available on line:, chapters 11-16. 22Naphtali Lewis and Reinhold ...VelleiusPaterculus2_Shipley.htm. 53Naphtali Lewis and Meyer Reinhold , Roman civilization, Selected Readings, vol. 1, The Republic (New York: Columbia

  6. Military Review: The Professional Journal of the U.S. Army. May-June 2000 (United States)


    members of many potential opposing forces who spent their childhood in hygienic squalor. As a result, some infections, to which our opponents may have...almost universally become immune dur- ing childhood , can pose a significant health threat to a deployed US force. The military effect of dif- ferential...erroneous report of Ebola hemorrhagic fever on the island. Emerging infectious diseases have taken a major toll on the US military during both training and

  7. Military Retention: A Holistic Approach To Understanding Officer Separation In The Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Community (United States)


    be the most advantageous , because of the social atmosphere between the subject and myself. 37 One of the subjects remarried. 24 Lieutenant...Units. I have only been around for maybe two years of my six-year marriage and maybe a year of child’s life total. It is taking a toll on my mental...physical, and professional wellbeing. Similarly, subjects 2, 3, 5, and 6 from the interviews showed concern for the health of their marriage as a

  8. The Professional Reading Habits of Senior Housing Officers at ACUHO-I Member Institutions in the Great Lakes Region (United States)

    O'Dell, Kyle


    This study examined the professional reading habits of Senior Housing Officers (SHOs) at ACUHO-I member institutions in the Great Lakes region, which encompasses the states of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana. The findings were based on data from the survey responses of SHOs at 71 colleges and universities across the Great Lakes region of the…

  9. Illinois Community College Chief Student Services Officers' Support for the Professional Development of College Middle Managers: An Adult Learning Perspective (United States)

    Diaz, Amy Suzanne


    This dissertation examines the beliefs, attitudes, and practices of Chief Student Services Officers (CSSOs) regarding the professional development of their middle managers (i.e., direct reports) within the Illinois Community College system. A sequential, mixed methods study was performed with CSSOs at Illinois community colleges across the state.…

  10. The Relationship Between US Military Officer Leadership Behaviors and Risk of Sexual Assault of Reserve, National Guard, and Active Component Servicewomen in Nondeployed Locations. (United States)

    Sadler, Anne G; Mengeling, Michelle A; Booth, Brenda M; O'Shea, Amy M J; Torner, James C


    To determine if military leader behaviors are associated with active component and Reserve-National Guard servicewomen's risk of sexual assault in the military (SAIM) for nondeployed locations. A community sample of 1337 Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom-era Army and Air Force servicewomen completed telephone interviews (March 2010-December 2011) querying sociodemographic and military characteristics, sexual assault histories, and leader behaviors. We created 2 factor scores (commissioned and noncommissioned) to summarize behaviors by officer rank. A total of 177 servicewomen (13%) experienced SAIM in nondeployed locations. Negative leader behaviors were associated with increased assault risk, at least doubling servicewomen's odds of SAIM (e.g., noncommissioned officers allowed others in unit to make sexually demeaning comments; odds ratio = 2.7; 95% confidence interval = 1.8, 4.1). Leader behavior frequencies were similar, regardless of service type. Negative leadership behavior risk factors remained significantly associated with SAIM risk even after adjustment for competing risk. Noncommissioned and commissioned officer factor scores were highly correlated (r = 0.849). The association between leader behaviors and SAIM indicates that US military leaders have a critical role in influencing servicewomen's risk of and safety from SAIM.

  11. Evaluation of the United States Support Program’s Internship and Junior Professional Officer Programs

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    Cruz J.; Patterson, J.; Pepper, S.


    The U.S. Support Program (USSP) to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safeguards established a program of one-year paid internships for students and recent graduates. The program was in effect from 2002 until 2006 with a total of forty-one U.S. citizens and permanent residents placed in the IAEA. The USSP created a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Program in 2005 that replaced the internship program at the IAEA. The JPO program creates opportunities for U.S. college graduates to become IAEA employees for a period of one to two years to help increase the effectiveness and efficiency of safeguards. The twenty three former and current JPOs work in varying fields such as software development, information collection and analysis, non-destructive analysis systems, and unattended monitoring systems. This paper will look at the impacts of the USSP internship and JPO program on the interns and JPOs, the U.S. government, and the IAEA. Academic backgrounds, past involvement in nuclear fields, program assessment, and post-program positions were recorded and analyzed through two studies using questionnaires sent to former interns and former and current JPOs. This paper will discuss the effects of the programs on the careers of the interns and JPOs, present the evaluations of the internship and JPO Programs, and report the recommendations for changes.

  12. O processo de trabalho do militar estadual e a saúde mental Working process of military police state officers and mental health

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    relate it to mental health. We tried to contextualize the purposes of public safety services through a brief history of the state police, its division and how it has been used against daily violence. Based on labor psychology view, we made use of techniques and concepts based on the Ergonomics of the Activity and on Labor Psychodynamics; observing the work process, document research, individual and collective interviews. Qualitative analysis demonstrated that military officers are in the center of a link of forces coming from work organization, the precariousness of the work and, finally, from the contemporary society. The ways these relationships of forces are joined contribute to harmful implications to the mental health of professionals, favoring the increase in psychological suffering and it can lead to alcoholism, depression, and even suicide. Data from Medical Council of João Pessoa, (2003 to 2005, show an average of 489 military officers who retired from work on medical grounds. These are worrisome figures in an area of public service that is essential to the population. These figures would be higher if the leaves granted in the workplace were also included. Procedures for granting internal leaves occur in an attempt to mediate the possible long period of health treatment.

  13. Study of the existing problems and public consciousness of the in-service military officers in Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters

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    Full Text Available The public consciousness is an important characteristic which requires serious enhancement in Thailand. The objective of this study is to examine the existing problems and the public consciousness of the inservice military officers. As a result shows, there is currently no precise training system for public consciousness training at the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters. The tasks are carried out by the chain of command. A study of the existing problems and the public consciousness could lead to the development of a training model to enhance public consciousness. If the in-service military officers, who would return to their hometown all over the country after being discharged, were to have public consciousness characteristics as a foundation for everyday life, the nation would head up the force to help society.

  14. Measuring Job Satisfaction in Portuguese Military Sergeants and Officers: Validation of the Job Descriptive Index and the Job in General Scale (United States)


    This article presents the psychometric properties of the Job Descriptive Index (JDI) and Job in General (JIG) instruments with a Portuguese representative sample of military sergeants and officers. Demographic correlates of job satisfaction are also investigated. The sample consists of 413 sergeants and 362 officers in different hierarchical positions, who equally perform different functions. The results show high internal consistency coefficients for the scores on the JDI and JIG subscales, ranging from .76 to .92. The data support a 6-factor structure of job satisfaction. The results offer empirical support for the Portuguese adaptation of the JDI and JIG scales with these militaries. Pay and promotion opportunities emerge as the job satisfaction dimensions more related to the demographic variables. PMID:28781429

  15. Learning with Professionals. Selected Works from the Joint Military Intelligence College (United States)


    intelligence is recognized as "the air the nation breathes." Soccer moms discuss intelligence. College students’ interest in intelligence extends...Larry Combest (R-TX) took over the House Intelligence Committee with Congressman Norm Dicks (D-WA) as Ranking Minority Member. Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA...As Mark Lowenthal recalls, “We thought that NIMA would ‘ suck up’ imagery to the military with nothing left over for State, etc. It would be 407 The

  16. Military Review: The Professional Journal of the U.S. Army. March-April 2001 (United States)


    government crack down on the paramilitaries and vacate gov- ernment armed forces and police from 42,000 square kilometers (km) of key terrain in...Occasionally there are incidents of turning back Colombian �displaced persons in FARC chief Marulanda demanded that the government crack down on the para...article is based on Lester W. Grau, � Petroleo y Gas Natural del Mar Caspio, y Asia Central,� Spanish-language edition of Military Re- view (March-April

  17. Military Review: The Professional Journal of the U. S. Army. July-August 2011 (United States)


    of power. 46 What is Old is New: Countering IEDs by Disrupting the Weapon Supply Captain Paulo Shakarian, U.S. Army, with Lieutenant General Charles...record.pdf> (30 June 2010). 41. David Galula, Counterinsurgency Warfare; Theory and Practice (New York: Praeger, 1964); Gian Gentil “A Strategy of...He holds a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy and an M.S. from Purdue University. Captain Paulo Shakarian is an as- sistant professor in the

  18. Validation of three professional devices measuring office blood pressure according to three different methods: the Omron BP10, the Omron HBP T105 and the Pic Indolor Professional. (United States)

    Asmar, Roland; Khabouth, José; Mattar, Jimmy; Pecchioli, Valerio; Germano, Giuseppe


    Three professional devices for office blood pressure (BP) measurement, using three different algorithms to determine BP, were evaluated according to the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension. The Omron BP10 uses the oscillometric method, the Omron HBP T105 (module HBP-M3600) uses the smart inflation mode and high-speed measurement and the Pic Indolor Professional check is a hybrid sphygmomanometer. The International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension is divided into two phases and includes a total number of 33 participants on whom the validation is performed. In each study and for each participant, four BP measurements were performed simultaneously by two observers using mercury sphygmomanometers alternately with three measurements by the tested device. The difference between the observers and the device BP values was calculated for each measure. The 99 pairs BP differences were classified into three categories (Pic Indolor Professional device. Readings of the Omron BP10, the Omron HBP T105 and the Pic Professional check, fulfill the criteria of the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension. Therefore, these devices can be used in the clinic.

  19. Military Review: The Professional Journal of the U.S. Army. September-October 2006 (United States)


    Urea Firm to Build JV in Bolivia,” People’s Daily Online, 10 Sep- tember 2004. 8. Carlos tramutola, Pablo Monat, lucio Castro, “China, como puede la...paddy.” (It should be noted that the dust jacket of this book and several published biographies do not list any military service for the author. He...Amid the urban violence in Bogota, Fidel emerged as a revolutionary. He read communist tracts not for the his- torical ideas of Karl Marx , but for

  20. The challenges and ethical dilemmas of a military medical officer serving with a peacekeeping operation in regard to the medical care of the local population. (United States)

    Tobin, J


    Medical Officers serving with their national contingents in peacekeeping operations are faced with difficult ethical decisions in regard to their obligations to the local civilian population. Such populations may be under-resourced in regard to medical care, and vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Though the medical officer may support the local medical services, he/she should never undermine these resources. Adopting a human rights approach and observing the requirements of ethical medicine, aids the doctor in prioritising his/her duties. At times there may be conflict with one's own military superiors. It is wise to discuss potential difficulties prior to setting out on the mission. Human rights abuses cannot be ignored. The medical officer has a duty to do his/her best to report their observations so as to prevent abuse or to bring it to an end.

  1. Military Sexual Trauma (United States)

    ... ZIP code here Enter ZIP code here Military Sexual Trauma Overview Programs & Services Articles & Fact Sheets Other Resources ... local Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Office . Overview Military sexual trauma (MST) is the term that the Department of ...

  2. Military Review: The Professional Journal of the U.S. Army, July-August 2010 (United States)


    battalion staff officers worked their execution checklists just like they would preparing for the live-fire breach through Drinkwater Valley at the...conduct a dismounted patrol during Oper- ation Helmand Spider in Badula Qulp, Helmand Province, Afghani- stan, 17 February 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo

  3. A Survey of Studies on Factors Affecting Air Force Professional Military Education (United States)


    SPONSOR COLONEL CHARLES G. COLVIN, HQ AU/ XPO Submitted to the faculty in partial fulfillment of requirements for graduation. AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE... logistics prohibit the opportunity to educate all officers. Many of the studies done by Air University, however, seem to call for increasing the size of the

  4. Introducing Professional Writing Skills to Future Naval Officers: An Adjunct to NPS Distance Learning (United States)


    Jesuit institution offering many degrees in both arts and science. We chose Marquette University as the research site because it was our alma...seniors at Marquette and within one year of commissioning. In addition, many have held a staff or leadership position in the midshipman battalion to...professional writing skills, and it is incumbent on Navy leadership to not only issue directives on how to write professionally, but also to enforce

  5. Military Personnel: Status of Accession, Retention, and End Strength for Military Medical Officers and Preliminary Observations Regarding Accession and Retention Challenges (United States)


    Medical Specialist Corps, Biomedical Science Corps, Veterinary Corps, and Warrant Officers. For the purposes of our report, we used the term...Medical Service Corps, Medical Specialist Corps, Biomedical Science Corps, Veterinary Corps, and Warrant Officers. • To meet and maintain specialties, including: General Dentistry and Prosthodontics. • The Army Reserve was consistently below its authorizations in 4 dental specialties

  6. State of the art in technology-supported resilience training for military professionals

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    Favié, J.; Vakili, V.; Brinkman, W.P.; Morina, N.; Neerincx, M.A.


    Certain professions carry a risk of experiencing traumatic events and sometimes developing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Researchers have been working on strategies to prevent professionals in those fields from developing PTSD. Recently, there has been a focus on applying technology that

  7. State of the Art in Technology-Supported Resilience Training For Military Professionals

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    Favié, Joris; Ghazi Vakili, V.; Brinkman, W.P.; Morina, N; Neerincx, M.A.; Gaggioli, Andrea; Ferscha, Alois; Riva, Giuseppe; Dunne, Stephan; Viaud-Delmon, Isabell

    Certain professions carry a risk of experiencing traumatic events and sometimes developing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Researchers have been working on strategies to prevent professionals in those fields from developing PTSD. Recently, there has been a focus on applying technology that

  8. Additional Military Orientation for the Experienced Nurse: A Guide Developed to Bridge the Gap From Civilian Nurse to Navy Nurse Corps Officer (United States)


    Service Etiquette . Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. U. S. Navy Medical Department Officer Career Guide, Professional Development Division, Bureau of...Writing (Shenk) - Naval Ceremonies, Customs, and Traditions (Mack, Connell) - Naval Terms Dictionary (Noel, Beach) - Service Etiquette (Swartz...practiced throughout the Navy. LEARNER OBJECTIVES - State the primary difference between a Dining -In and a Dining -Out. - List three ways a command could

  9. Knowledge of the Military Retirement System Among Naval Postgraduate School Officers and Analysis of Associated Retirement Information Sources (United States)


    Not unlike the line from “ The Rime of the Ancient Mariner ”—“Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink”—military personnel are adrift in a...Dedicated to the Military (e.g., Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, Marine Corps Times, etc.) ....23 3. Word-of-Mouth Sources...armed forces, including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Most of the retirement provisions also apply to the members of

  10. Unity is strength: staff college and the British officer corps. (United States)

    King, Anthony


    Utilizing Bourdieu's concept of the habitus, Keith Macdonald has recently examined the elite social origins of the British officer corps. His analysis is valid as far at it goes but it ignores the professional practices of British officers. This article examines Britain's Joint Services Command and Staff College to assess the unification of the three services around common forms of military practice. It argues that while the new staff college has been effective in disseminating new forms of professional expertise among British officers, various practices have been institutionalized which actively undermine the unity of the officer corps.

  11. Professional Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint With Microsoft Office 2010 and SQL Server Gemini

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    Harinath, Sivakumar; Lee, Denny Guang-Yeu


    SQL Server "Gemini" brings the power of Microsoft's business intelligence tools to the desktop. Self-service business intelligence today augments traditional BI methods, allowing faster response time and greater flexibility. If you're a business decision-maker who uses Microsoft Office or an IT professional responsible for deploying and managing your organization's business intelligence systems, this guide will help you make the most of SQL Server 2008 "Gemini". Featuring insights and tips from the team that built the product, it offers a head start on mastering the feature

  12. What set's the officer apart?

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    Jansen, M.M.; Moelker, R.


    The Officer Corps constitutes the backbone of the military. Privates and NCOs come and go. Political leaders are replaced. But the officer corps, the military profession per se, endures. The focus of this paper is how the military profession is maintained by military academies. A profession is

  13. Architectural Production in State Offices : An Inquiry into the Professionalization of Architecture in Early Republican Turkey

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    Imamoglu, B.


    The study inquires into the modes of operation, relations of production and forms of institutionalization in the architectural scene of the first half of the 20th century in Turkey, the period that witnessed the professionalization of the discipline in the country in the modern sense of the word.

  14. [Burnout in officers of the prison service units. The role of personality and selected professional characteristics]. (United States)

    Sygit-Kowalkowska, Ewa; Weber-Rajek, Magdalena; Herkt, Martyna; Ossowski, Roman


    The researchers involved in the studies of burnout indicate its 3 sources: the structure of the personality, the specificity of interpersonal relationships, and the organizational factors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of burnout and personality characteristics of prison officers, as well as to determine predictors of burnout in this occupational group. The study was conducted among prison officers, who were divided into 2 groups, the officers working in direct contact with prisoners (group I) and those employed in the prison administration (group II). The study used 2 tools: NEO-Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) and Link Burnout Questionnaire (LBQ). Analysis of personality traits in the study group showed high severity traits of neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness. However, the best results were obtained in terms of extraversion and the lowest in the range of conscientiousness. The level of burnout in both groups was found to be within the upper limit of the average results, without statistically significant differences between the groups. The results showed that people working in direct contact with prisoners experience greater disappointments and psychophysical exhaustion at work. The analyses showed that the level of exhaustion and disappointment of the employees surveyed increases with increasing seniority. It was also shown that the level of neuroticism, extraversion and agreeableness is the predictor of effectiveness. The level of burnout in the study group falls within the upper limit of the average results. Personality traits are an important determinant for the development of symptoms of burnout in the penitentiary officers, and their role changes over the years of continuous prison service. The position at work diversifies the degree of experiencing symptoms of burnout. Med Pr 2017;68(1):85-94.

  15. Burnout in officers of the prison service units. The role of personality and selected professional characteristics

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    Ewa Sygit-Kowalkowska


    Full Text Available Background: The researchers involved in the studies of burnout indicate its 3 sources: the structure of the personality, the specificity of interpersonal relationships, and the organizational factors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of burnout and personality characteristics of prison officers, as well as to determine predictors of burnout in this occupational group. Material and Methods: The study was conducted among prison officers, who were divided into 2 groups, the officers working in direct contact with prisoners (group I and those employed in the prison administration (group II. The study used 2 tools: NEO-Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI and Link Burnout Questionnaire (LBQ. Results: Analysis of personality traits in the study group showed high severity traits of neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness. However, the best results were obtained in terms of extraversion and the lowest in the range of conscientiousness. The level of burnout in both groups was found to be within the upper limit of the average results, without statistically significant differences between the groups. The results showed that people working in direct contact with prisoners experience greater disappointments and psychophysical exhaustion at work. The analyses showed that the level of exhaustion and disappointment of the employees surveyed increases with increasing seniority. It was also shown that the level of neuroticism, extraversion and agreeableness is the predictor of effectiveness. Conclusions: The level of burnout in the study group falls within the upper limit of the average results. Personality traits are an important determinant for the development of symptoms of burnout in the penitentiary officers, and their role changes over the years of continuous prison service. The position at work diversifies the degree of experiencing symptoms of burnout. Med Pr 2017;68(1:85–94

  16. Recurrent Shoulder Instability in a Young, Active, Military Population and Its Professional Implications. (United States)

    Flint, James H; Pickett, Adam; Owens, Brett D; Svoboda, Steven J; Peck, Karen Y; Cameron, Kenneth L; Biery, John; Giuliani, Jeffrey; Rue, John-Paul

    Shoulder instability is a topic of significant interest within the sports medicine literature, particularly regarding recurrence rates and the ideal treatment indications and techniques. Little has been published specifically addressing the occupational implications of symptomatic recurrent shoulder instability. Previous arthroscopic repair will continue to be a significant predisposing factor for recurrent instability in a young, active population, and that recurrent instability may have a negative effect on college graduation and postgraduate occupational selection. Case series. Level 4. We conducted a retrospective review of approved medical waivers for surgical treatment of anterior shoulder dislocation or instability prior to matriculation at the US Military Academy or the US Naval Academy for the graduating classes of 2010 to 2013. Statistical analysis was performed to determine the incidence and risk factors for recurrence and to determine the impact on graduation rate and occupation selection. Fifty-nine patients were evaluated; 34% developed recurrent anterior instability. Patients with previous arthroscopic repair had a significantly higher incidence of recurrence (38%, P = 0.044). Recurrent shoulder instability did not significantly affect graduation rates or self-selected occupation ( P ≥ 0.05). There is a significant rate of recurrent shoulder instability after primary surgical repair, particularly among young, active individuals. In addition, arthroscopic repair resulted in a significantly higher recurrence rate compared with open repair in our population. Surgical repair for shoulder instability should not necessarily preclude young individuals from pursuing (or being considered for) occupations that may place them at greater risk of recurrence. The risk of recurrent instability is greater than the rate typically described, which may suggest that some subpopulations are at greater risk than others. A unique data point regarding instability is the

  17. Competence as a Professional Imperative: Does the Army Promote Competence in its Officers? (United States)


    requirements, he arrived a full day late to the second course. He was counseled in writing and given make-up work for what he missed. At this point, his...of professional armies starting with Sparta in the seventh century B.C. and ending with personal experiences in WWII. These lectures were published...than once, it was said that if the rater waited until the OER to discuss development with his subordinate it was too late for appropriate development

  18. The professional office of Sociology and other professions in women's key

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    Mª Amparo Almarcha Barbado


    Full Text Available From the dual professional and teaching perspective, it is a question of analyzing the differences and inequalities that happen to women, taking into account that there is a certain superiority related to merit and effort in the field of education. The effort of women is not rewarded in job market. There are more graduate women in quite a few spaces and disciplines, but the fact that they hold good positions in politics and as company directives it is still seen as something spectacular. The feminine gender is a "small" obstacle for that; also, inequalities and exclusions occur from the academic sphere to the professional one. The barriers continue to exist from teaching, where women scale in much smaller measures the chairs or the addresses of faculties, centers or departments. Domestic chores continue to exist and the family as a barrier. This is also constant and possible when one observes what happens in the professional development of Sociology and Political Science: downward figures increase concerning women’s participation as professors, department directors or deans, among other positions of relevance. It is clear that equality is not only a matter of laws, there is much more to bring into play.

  19. Vidas em risco: a identidade profissional dos bombeiros militares Lives at risk: the professional identity of the military firemen

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    Michelle Regina da Natividade


    Full Text Available Este artigo discute a configuração da identidade profissional do Bombeiro Militar da região da grande Florianópolis, SC. Para contemplar tal objetivo geral, os objetivos específicos e o referencial teórico enfocaram: caracterização da profissão, identidade, trabalho, escolha profissional e qualidade de vida. Quanto ao método, a pesquisa definiu-se como exploratória e descritiva, delineada como um levantamento. Utilizou-se um questionário semi-aberto. Analisaram-se os dados quantitativa e qualitativamente. Participaram da pesquisa 266 Praças do 1º Batalhão do Corpo de Bombeiros. Por meio desta pesquisa, foi possível concluir que esses profissionais sentem-se realizados com sua profissão, muito embora possuam queixas, as quais não são sobre o conteúdo da profissão, mas sim sobre falta de condições para exercê-la e sobre aspectos organizacionais. Esses sujeitos "vivem" a profissão mesmo fora do seu horário de trabalho. Também foi possível verificar que, assim como as teorias afirmam, o trabalho é um fator constituinte da identidade do sujeito.This article discourses the configuration of the professional identity of the Military Firemen from the region of the Greater Florianópolis, SC. To contemplate such general objective, the specific objectives and the theoretical referencial focused on: characterization of the profession, identity, work, professional choice and quality of life. As method, the research was defined as exploratory and descriptive, delineated as a survey. An half-open questionnaire was used. The data was analyzed in a qualitative and quantitative form. Participated in the research, 266 "praças" of the 1st Firemen Battalion. With this research, it was possible to conclude that these professionals feel themselves carried through with their profession although complaints exist, which are not on the content of the profession, but on the lack of conditions to fulfil it and on organizacional aspects. These

  20. USAWC (United States Army War College) Military Studies Program. The Chaplain as Personal/Special Staff Officer. (United States)


    effec- tiveness as a personal or special staff officer through historical analysis of chaplin initiatives in the past fifteen years. The most current DA...what Ch Charlie Brown called, ’covering yourself.’ Every staff officer will cover himself and insure that the commander gets a clean filtered


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    Yuliya Leonidovna Lampusova


    Full Text Available Training is a form of active learning that is aimed at developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes. To improve operational security officers of Internal Affairs Agencies activity, we have schemed out training for the development of communication skills. This paper presents the exercises focusing on the professional communication skills of employees of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Interior development. Eight exercises are described, the main objectives of them are: learning to navigate the feelings of the partner, the ability to change the position of the interlocutor, the formation of the ability to listen to the end and not to interrupt, developing the ability to talk, improving the communicative competence and the development of the ability to accurately convey information.

  2. [Professional satisfaction for doctors of the Mobile Emergency Team and the Emergency Coordinator Office 061. Region of Murcia]. (United States)

    Carrillo-García, C; Martínez-Roche, M E; Vivo-Molina, M C; Quiñonero-Méndez, F; Gómez-Sánchez, R; Celdrán-Gil, F


    The objective was to analyze the phenomenon of work satisfaction of doctors of the Mobile Emergency Team and the Emergency Coordinator Office 061 of the Region of Murcia. A observational, analytical and cross-sectional study of development carried out with the medical staff of the Casualty and Emergency Operations Department 061 of the Region of Murcia. Data collection was carried out in December 2013 and January 2014. NTP 394 was used. Work satisfaction: general satisfaction scale. nonparametric tests for 2 samples or k samples depending on type of comparison. A participation rate of 88.2% was obtained, in relation to the general job satisfaction, the average of the participants was 69.55 (SD = 14.4). Of the 15 items that make up the questionnaire, « work colleagues » is the factor with which doctors are more satisfied with, indicating that up to an 87%, show a positive assessment on this point. Being the second aspect most respondents valued their « job stability » with a percentage of positive ratings of 76.7%. The main findings clearly demonstrate the importance of inter-professional relations and human potential as the cornerstone in the exercise of the activity of healthcare professionals. Copyright © 2014 SECA. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  3. Military Review: The Professional Journal of the U.S. Army. Volume 81, Number 4, July-August 2001 (United States)


    wars for eco- nomic purposes. The British military serves the monarch and suffers wounds in service of queen and country. British military culture is...noncom- bat operations in a combat zone. 3. American, British, Canadian, Australian (ABCA) RAINBOW SERPENT Post Exercise Report, (Rosslyn, VA: ABCA

  4. Ideological Tensions in the Ranks of Syrian Officers: the Trigger of Military Circles Transformation in the Country?

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    Jana Kostrounova


    Full Text Available Despite the research by some authors on the Syrian Arab Republic and its stand in the Middle East Region, little is known about the perspective of the Syrian military, unofficially called the “elder statesman”, who rules this country. The overall image that emerges not only from the Arab media during the revolutionary year 2011 is ambivalent: lazy, corrupt, unpatriotic, apathetic soldiers with poor fighting spirits versus the Free Syrian Army newly formed in July 2011. This paper recovers some perspectives of the Syrian revolt and tries to answer, whether or whether not is the newly based military opposition in the country a real threat to the Assad regime. An analysis of historical background, Syrian veterans, relation between the official political doctrine and Islam brings new perspectives and own explanations that could even challenge some of the widely held assumptions about the Syrian military: 1 There is and won’t be any “civil war” in the Syrian Arab Republic at all; this conflict should be viewed as Islamic fitna and its roots come from the 1970’s. It is a regime strongly connected to rife corruption at the top ranks, hurting the morale of the lower, but stronger Islamic ranks; 2 Doctrinal relations between the Syrian army and official religious authorities in the Muslim world have been always tense; and 3 The Syrian army would have found the necessity of its own, inner transformation despite of the so-called “Arab Spring 2011”. This paper suggests that the character of the Syrian national revolt may be intended to reflect a deeper ideological antagonism between the Sunni and Shia Islam.

  5. Model of future officers' availability to the management physical training

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    Olkhovy O.M.


    Full Text Available A purpose of work is creation of model of readiness of graduating student to implementation of official questions of guidance, organization and leadthrough of physical preparation in the process of military-professional activity. An analysis is conducted more than 40 sources and questionnaire questioning of a 21 expert. For introduction of model to the system of physical preparation of students the list of its basic constituents is certain: theoretical methodical readiness; functionally-physical readiness; organizationally-administrative readiness. It is certain that readiness of future officers to military-professional activity foresees determination of level of forming of motive capabilities, development of general physical qualities.

  6. The Effects of Attendance at Initial Professional Military Education on the Personal Values of United States Air Force Officers (United States)


    create a sensitivity effect on posttest performance, Kerlinger (1973) states that threats to internal validity because of pretesting are not serious in...Values and counselors 1968-1978: Stability or change? The Personnel and Guidance Journal, 58(9), 609-612. Kerlinger , F. (1981). Foundations of behavioral

  7. [Diagnosis of a systolic murmur among young asymptomatic patient: An assessment of professional practices for the expertise in military medicine]. (United States)

    Boeuf, M-C; Rohel, G; Lamour, G; Piquemal, M; Paleiron, N; Fouilland, X; Le Nestour, C; Vinsonneau, U; Paez, S; Paule, P


    The finding of a systolic heart murmur is common in medical military practice. Albeit often benign among young healthy adults, it can reveal a valvular or a cardiac disease, which could worsen during workout or expose to risk of a sudden death. This study aims to evaluate the diagnostic efficiency of the military general practitioner when discovering a systolic murmur among young asymptomatic patients. During one year, this study involved all the general practitioners of the medical military centres of Brittany and the cardiologists of the military hospital in Brest. It prospectively enrolled a cohort of all military asymptomatic patients under 40, without any underlying known heart condition. Military general practitioners listed, thanks to an anonymous form, the main features of the systolic murmur and of the ECG and proposed an auscultatory diagnosis: innocent or organic murmur. Then cardiologists did the same and finally performed a transthoracic echocardiography giving the diagnosis. Fifty-eight patients were referred, 5 not meeting the inclusion criteria. Of the 53 patients included, military general practitioners found 46 innocent murmurs and 7 organic ones. Cardiologists found 51 innocent murmurs and 2 organic. Transthoracic echocardiography just took on one organic murmur (linked with a bicuspid aortic valve), spotted by the specialist, though judged innocent by the general practitioner. Most of innocent murmurs diagnosed by general practitioners (45/46) were confirmed. Regarding the seven organic murmurs, the main selected criteria (intensity over 3, orthostatic persistence, diffuse irradiation) are mostly in accordance with the literature, proving right medical instincts. Authors propose a practical management of systolic murmurs among asymptomatic young patients. Military general practitioners seem to master symptoms of organic murmur. This assessment argues for a promotion of a holistic clinical examination, which will help not only to rationalize the

  8. Strategic Studies Quarterly: An Air Force-Sponsored Strategic Forum for Military, Government, and Academic Professionals. Volume 1, Number 2 (United States)


    the seminal conflict of the current era and will serve as a paradigm for future strategic decisions." I Thomas R. Mockaitis tells us that Iraq "is...Longman, 1999). 7. Thomas I.. McNaugher, New Weapons, Old Politics: Americas Military Procurement Muddle (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press...greatest military and political victory. Caroline Glick , "Column One: 𔃻 e World According to Olmert," Jerusalem Post, 28 September 2006, hittp://www [138] S

  9. A Normative Model of the Essential Qualities, Characteristics, and Background Requirements for a Professional Senior Military Logistician. (United States)


    definition of logistics which was more concise than the definition of his earlier edition: "Logistics-- That branch of the military art which embraces the...better defini- tion and clarification. (41:2) In short, Masterson contended there was no clear definition of logistics and this was a major source for the military forces. (19:401) Though Masterson said that "no adequate definition of logistics " existed, he nonetheless provided his own

  10. Professional efficacy, exhaustion, and work characteristics among police officers: A longitudinal test of the learning-related predictions of the demand-control model

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    Taris, T.W.; Kompier, M.A.J.; Geurts, S.A.E.; Houtman, I.L.D.; Heuvel, F.F.M. van den


    The present study addressed the relationships among professional efficacy, emotional exhaustion, and job characteristics (job demands and job control) in the context of a two-wave panel study among 828 Dutch police officers. Based on the demand-control model, we expected that high demands/high

  11. The Professional Military Ethic (United States)


    see Isak Applbaum, Ethics for Adversaries. 40As others have noted, the etymology of “profession” clearly implies that one is “professing” certain...relationship with its clientele. The very etymology of the term “profession” indicates that there are standards or commitments which the profession “professes

  12. Professional Military Reading (United States)


    shortcomings, how would you address them? p. 282. "...’(The stragglers) are damned If they are going to stay (to fight).. .A young sprinting subaltern heads...they should find another line of work. It should also be emphasized that having fun does not mean making sure that there is volleyball time every day or

  13. Study on Military Professionalism (United States)


    eds. Taking Command. Harrisburg: Stackpole Company, 1967. 25. Herzberg , Fredericle. "Mutivation Through Job Enrichment." (Film) Ub Army Film...Catalog Numher MF 61-5277B, 1965. 26. Herzbtrg, Frederick ; Maisnrr, Berna.J; t ad Snyderman, Barbara B. The Motivation to Work. 2d ed. New York: John Wiley

  14. Comparative Analysis of Theoretical Approaches to Professional Training of the Future Customs Officers in the System of Higher Education of Ukraine and Poland

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    Korzhynska Tetiana


    Full Text Available The article deals with the content of future customs officers’ professional training. Such notions as “training”, “specialists’ professional training”, “customs officers’ professional training”. The article presents an overview of the scientific literature, theoretical analyzes of materials concerning the issues of future customs officers’ professional training in the higher educational institutions of Ukraine and the Republic of Poland, still remaining open. The major scientific approaches of leading domestic and foreign scientists to study future customs officers’ professional training have been characterized, in particular competence approach, functional approach, instrumental approach, learner-centred approach, axiological approach, historical and systematic-andcomprehensive approaches, theoretical generalization The conception of the research problem in the educational sphere of higher educational institutions has been theoretically generalised. The point of the article is focused on the fact that professional training of future specialists of customs authorities is a process of learning, understanding and specific knowledge, skills and proficiencies of future customs officers who perform the functions of future professional activities, fulfil their functions in accordance with their professional duties during customs service. Also it has been noted that professional training of future customs specialists is caused by personal, practical, functional, historical factors that it is important in the process of understanding this phenomenon and in the research and development processes.

  15. The Ambiguity of Foreign Military Assistance

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    Laugesen, Henrik

    This study tests the argument that Foreign Military Assistance and the consequently professionalizing of the recipient military has a positive effect on the process of democratization in Kenya.......This study tests the argument that Foreign Military Assistance and the consequently professionalizing of the recipient military has a positive effect on the process of democratization in Kenya....

  16. Civilian Skills for African Military Officers to Resolve the Infrastructure, Economic Development, and Stability Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa (United States)


    money [from diamond revenues] on giving its people improved education and health and better roads and water. Visiting Botswana makes you realize the 1970s, to the West’s ravenous search for minerals today, roads and rails were built from the mine or the well to the port. These innova...States. When African officers and NCOs retire, all they know is soldiering. Botswana is known in the region for its stability and relative economic

  17. The Emerging Pattern of Civil-Military Relations in Islamist States (United States)


    protector of the new Turkish Republic, but a vehicle for expanding the reach and influence of Kemalism . Although Ataturk prohibited military officers...universal interpretation of military professionalism does not, however, mirror reality. The Turkish military’s commitment to Kemalism , for example...the role that ideologies like Arab socialism, Kemalism , and Ba’athism had on institutional development. This apparent contradiction can be partly

  18. The Impact of Combat Deployment on Health Care Provider Burnout in a Military Emergency Department: A Cross-Sectional Professional Quality of Life Scale V Survey Study. (United States)

    Cragun, Joshua N; April, Michael D; Thaxton, Robert E


    Compassion fatigue is a problem for many health care providers manifesting as physical, mental, and spiritual exhaustion. Our objective was to evaluate the association between prior combat deployment and compassion fatigue among military emergency medicine providers. We conducted a nonexperimental cross-sectional survey of health care providers assigned to the San Antonio Military Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine. We used the Professional Quality of Life Scale V survey instrument that evaluates provider burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion satisfaction. Outcomes included burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion satisfaction raw scores. Scores were compared between providers based on previous combat deployments using two-tailed independent sample t tests and multiple regression models. Surveys were completed by 105 respondents: 42 nurses (20 previously deployed), 30 technicians (11 previously deployed), and 33 physicians (16 previously deployed). No statistically significant differences in burnout, secondary traumatic stress, or compassion satisfaction scores were detected between previously deployed providers versus providers not previously deployed. There was no association between previous combat deployment and emergency department provider burnout, secondary traumatic stress, or compassion satisfaction scores. Reprint & Copyright © 2016 Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.

  19. Military Review: The Professional Journal of the U.S. Army, June 2008. Special Edition: Interagency Reader (United States)


    ill ia m G re er 24 May-June 2008, p9  MILITARY REVIEW on the whole, America faces major challenges in ensuring it is able to capably...D A N G E R O U S F U T U R E MILITARY REVIEW  September-October 2007, p9 If nATo is to continue to be relevant, especially in an asymmetric...insert non-kinetic events into the training plan were thwarted by commanders who feared “mission creep ” into roles they didn’t think belonged to

  20. Letters from Officer/Orientalist K.N. Smirnov from the Caucasian Front as a Source for the Study of the Military/Political Situation in Turkey and Iran in 1914–1917 (Continuation

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    Nugzar K. Ter-Oganov


    Full Text Available This study attempts to analyze the letters of officer/orientalist and military oriental scholar, officer in the Intelligence Section of the Staff of the Caucasian Military District, Staff Captain Konstantin Nikolayevich Smirnov, sent by him from the Turkish and Iranian sectors of the Caucasian front to his wife Kseniya Karlovna Smirnova (Kester over the period 1914–1917. Depending on changes in the deployment of Russian troops fighting against the Turkish army, as well as the German-Turkish block, both in the north-eastern part of Turkey and in the north-west of Iran, K.N. Smirnov had sent those letters from Kamarli, Diadin, Iğdır, Beyazıt, Trebizond, Kazvin, Kermanshah, Kerind, Qasr-e Shirin, Ava now to Tiflis and now to Sevastopol, Hamadan, and Kazvin, where his wife was staying at that particular point in time. K.N. Smirnov’s surviving letters, just like their fragments, give us an idea of the military/political situation along the line of contact with the enemy on the Caucasian front, as well as many aspects of the activity of officers from the Expeditionary Corps of General N.N. Baratov in Iran over the period 1915–1917. Of interest is his characterization of the personal qualities of many Russian officers, such as General N.N. Baratov, the immediate superior of Staff Captain Smirnov, who at the time headed the reconnaissance unit of the Expeditionary Corps, Colonel N.F. Ern, Chief of Staff, and other officers of the corps. The letters also bring to light the character of activity by K.N. Smirnov as a ―political officer‖. K.N. Smirnov’s letters contain extremely rare information on the episode of short-term Anglo-Russian military cooperation on the Caucasian front intended to coordinate actions against Turkish troops in Mesopotamia.

  1. Are We Too Dumb to Execute Our Own Doctrine : An Analysis of Professional Military Education, Talent Management, and Their Ability to Meet the Intent of The Capstone Concept for Joint Operations (United States)


    Based on a loss of intellectual capital and the current gaps in the area of joint professional military education and training, the Joint Force will...never meet the intent of The Capstone Concept for Joint Operations: Joint Force 2020 (CCJO). To stem the loss of joint intellectual capital and

  2. A Comparison of Senior Student Affairs Officer and Student Affairs Preparatory Program Faculty Expectations of Entry-Level Professionals' Competencies (United States)

    Dickerson, Amy M.; Hoffman, John L.; Anan, Baramee Peper; Brown, Kelsey F.; Vong, Linda K.; Bresciani, Marilee J.; Monzon, Reynaldo; Oyler, Jessica


    This survey research project compared and contrasted faculty and SSAO expectations for discrete new professional competencies. Findings revealed few significant differences. This study further examined differences between expected and perceived levels of new professional competency. Significant gaps emerged for fiscal management, planning,…

  3. A Short History of War: The Evolution of Warfare and Weapons. Professional Readings in Military Strategy Number 5 (United States)


    CHAPTERS. LETHALITY AND CASUALTIES 105 CHAPTER 7. CONCLUSIONS 113 BIBLIOGRAPHIC ESSAY 117 in MAPS Map 1. The Empire of Sargon of Akkad , 2400 B.C...Sumer for about 200 miles, the site of ancient Akkad can be found. From here, in 2300 B.C., Sargon the Great launched a campaign of military conquest...routinely deployed field armies that were ten times larger than anything seen in the Bronze Age. While the army of Sargon of Akkad in 2300 B.C. is

  4. [Cultural Competence in Intervention with Immigrants: A Comparative Analysis Between Health Professionals, Social Workers and Police Officers]. (United States)

    Gonçalves, Mariana; Matos, Marlene


    Cultural diversity places increased demands on services to multicultural populations, so the development of cultural competence by help professionals is currently a concern in institutional practices. This study evaluated the perception of cultural competence of help professional of three distinct areas: health services, social services and criminal police. Through an online questionnaire, we questioned the perception of cultural competence, at four dimensions: cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, technical skills, and organizational support. There were 610 participants, mostly female (58%), with a mean age of 39.74 years, developing activity in the social area (37%), health (33%) or the police (30%). The professionals showed, in general, a positive perception of their cultural competence. Those who had formative experiences on the subject and had more time service, perceived themselves, significantly, as more culturally competent. Significant differences were found between professionals from different areas: health professionals were more effective in terms of technical skills, the social workers at the level of cultural knowledge and polices at the level of cultural awareness. Health professionals were the ones that showed a lower perception at the level of organizational support. Despite the positive perception that technicians have about their awareness and knowledge of the values, norms and customs of immigrant communities, they realize technical aptitude as less positive, showing difficulty in practical application of their knowledge. Cultural competence has implications for good professional practice in serving multicultural populations, being urgent to invest in the development of culturally competent interventions to ensure more effective services, namely in hospitals and health centres.

  5. Military Assistance to Mexico: Use of Special Operations Forces (United States)


    68 The SOA story continues as far as modem day Mexico is concerned too. The elite Mexican Special Forces, Grupo Aeromovil de Especiales (GAPE...professional development heighten· awareness among senior officers and civilian officials while PSYOP [ Psychological Operations] military information...34Army SOF Psychological Ops and Civil affairs specialist are regionally oriented.ඝ With this in mind, these specialized SOF units are comfortable and

  6. An analysis of leadership behavior in extreme military contexts


    Crosby, Robert


    MBA Professional Report The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Virginia Tech Shootings, and Hurricane Katrina represent examples of intense circumstances that appear to be increasingly commonplace. This type of event seems to be occurring with much greater frequency than before. How city officials, military officers, emergency responders lead in extreme situations is an important area of study. The central aim of the project is to uncover the key leadership behaviors and competencie...

  7. Office 365 For Dummies

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    Withee, Ken


    The information you need to create a virtual office that can be accessed anywhere Microsoft Office 365 is a revolutionary technology that allows individuals and companies of all sizes to create and maintain a virtual office in the cloud. Featuring familiar Office Professional applications, web apps, Exchange Online, and Lync Online, Office 365 offers business professionals added flexibility and an easy way to work on the go. This friendly guide explains the cloud, how Office 365 takes advantage of it, how to use the various components, and the many possibilities offered by Office 365. It provi

  8. Military Review: The Professional Journal of the U.S. Army. Volume 89, Number 1, January-February 2009 (United States)


    Conceptual aids derived from old, industrial-age analogies are not up to the mental gymnastics demanded by 21st-century missions. Parallel to the...factor limiting the iraqi government’s ability to plan and execute its capital spending.”65 This is partially attributable to the “ brain drain” of...armored warfare. Conner had been Pershing’s operations officer during World War i and was considered one of the army’s brains , as well as a

  9. Impacto das atividades profissionais na saúde física e mental dos policiais civis e militares do Rio de Janeiro (RJ, Brasil The impact of professional activities on the physical and mental health of the civil and military police of Rio de Janeiro (RJ, Brazil

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    Maria Cecília de Souza Minayo


    Full Text Available Neste artigo, analisamos o adoecimento físico e mental de policiais civis e militares do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, segundo condições de trabalho e atividades profissionais. Utilizamos a mesma metodologia para o estudo de duas categorias: abordagem quantitativa (amostragem aleatória simples por conglomerados, alcançando um total de 1.458 policiais civis e 1.108 policiais militares que responderam a questionários anônimos e abordagem qualitativa (grupos focais com 143 profissionais e 18 entrevistas com gestores de ambas as polícias. Os dados aqui apresentados são todos originais. Constatamos sobrepeso e obesidade em especial na Polícia Militar; e precária frequência de atividade física e informação de elevados níveis de colesterol, especialmente na Polícia Civil. Dores no pescoço, nas costas ou na coluna, problemas de visão, dores de cabeça e enxaquecas foram os principais problemas encontrados. A presença de lesões físicas permanentes foi relatada por 16,2% dos membros das duas corporações, sendo mais relevantes entre os militares, que também apresentam mais elevada frequência de sofrimento psíquico (SRQ-20. Enfatizamos a necessidade de mudanças nas dimensões individual e profissional e nos aspectos institucionais referentes às condições e à organização do trabalho e dos serviços de saúde.In this article, we analyze the physical and mental stress and illness of military and civil police force officers in the State of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil due to their working conditions and professional activities. The same methodology was used for the study of two categories, namely a quantitative approach (simple random sampling by conglomerates, involving a total of 1,458 civil police officers and 1,108 military police officers, who answered questionnaires anonymously and a qualitative approach (focal groups involving 143 professionals and 18 interviews with managers of both police forces. The data presented here are all

  10. First year students negotiating professional and academic identities: The case of scholarly soldiers

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    Kate Wilson


    Full Text Available As they make the transition to tertiary study, first year students adopt complex new identities. In professional courses, this entails both academic and professional identities. This paper reports on a study of the first year experience at UNSW Canberra (the Australian Defence Force Academy. UNSW Canberra aims to provide a quality liberal education for future military officers. With on-going military training and supervision, students develop a strong sense of professional identity as members of the Defence Forces. But what of their identity as scholars? This paper discusses the question of academic identity in an institution with a specific professional goal and reflects on the implications for learning advisers and lecturers in professional courses at other universities. Using a framework of social identity complexity, our findings suggest that students who manage these dual identities effectively are more likely to succeed than those who are unable to reconcile their professional and academic selves. 

  11. Iraqi Military Academies

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    Nodar Z. Mossaki


    Full Text Available The article analyzes the system of training of officers in military academies in Iraq – in Zakho, Qalacholan, ar-Rustamiyah and an-Nasiriyah. The author describes the history of creation, process of evolution, challenges and features of training in these colleges. Particular attention paid to military academies in the territory of Iraqi Kurdistan, which actually do not obey the central government of Iraq, however, have the highest level of training. Currently, Iraq's military academies operate on the basis of the NATO standards. Iraqi military academies paid miuch attention to the specifics of the military and political situation in Iraq – counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations, patrolling cities, fighting in an urban environment etc. Significant place in the curriculum take the courses contributing to the formation of pro-Western sentiment.

  12. Explaining Factors of Job Pursuit Intention in Indonesian Military Institution

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    Muhammad Irfan Syaebani


    Full Text Available Reformation brought many changes in public sectors in Indonesia, one of them is Military institution. Reformation required Military to become professional in every organizational aspects, including human resources as a part of resource that need to be manage strategically.  Proficient and competent human resource will help organization reach its vision, missons, and strategic goals. One of the strategy to attract competent human resource is to design the recruitment and selection process in talent management corridor, where organization must identify factors which attracting a candidate to join into organization or simply called job pursuit intention. To find out what factors lead to job pursuit intention into military institution in Indonesia, data was collected using qualitative approach from middle-rank military officer. Their past experiences concerning motives/factors which lead them joined into military were explored. From analysis, it reveals that there are 5 factors which make them joined military; employer familiarity, subjective fit, hiring expectation, economic motive, and nationalism/patriotism motive.

  13. Valorização profissional sob a perspectiva dos policiais do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Professional self-image from the perspective of police officers of the State of Rio de Janeiro

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    Maria Cecília de Souza Minayo


    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta a visão dos policiais civis e militares do Rio de Janeiro sobre o tema de valorização humana e profissional. A partir da teoria sociológica sobre papéis sociais e de propostas de administração de recursos humanos, o texto tem como parâmetro de análise cinco indicadores qualitativos de valorização: dignidade, realização, reconhecimento, segurança e perspectiva promissora. Do ponto de vista metodológico, o estudo constitui uma análise contextualizada de textos escritos por esses agentes, ao final de um questionário fechado sobre condições de trabalho, de saúde e de vida, realizados numa série de estudos que se iniciaram em 2003 e que vieram a ser material para dois livros sobre as categorias. Os depoimentos foram trabalhados a partir das relevâncias dadas por seus próprios autores, tendo como parâmetro os cinco indicadores citados. Os resultados do estudo mostram que as duas categorias têm sérios problemas de valorização profissional, principalmente quanto aos salários, às condições habitacionais, ao acesso a serviços de saúde e ao apoio institucional e psicológico.This paper presents the viewpoint of civil and military police officers of the State of Rio de Janeiro on the issue of professional and human self-image. It adopts five qualitative indicators as parameter of analysis, namely dignity, achievement, recognition, security and promising prospects, drawn from the sociological theory of social roles and proposals for human resource management. From the methodological standpoint, the study provides a contextual analysis of texts written by these agents at the end of a closed questionnaire on work, health and life conditions, conducted in a series of studies that began in 2003 and provided material for two books about these categories. The analysis considered the relevance given by the authors themselves when they describe their situation, using the five indicators mentioned as parameters

  14. Office of Personnel Management Catch 62 Match (United States)

    Social Security Administration — SSA provides the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) with tax returns, Social Security benefits, and military retirement information for the purpose of correctly...

  15. Occupational stress in professionals of public security: a study with military agents of the Republican National Guard / Stress ocupacional em profissionais de segurança pública: um estudo com militares da Guarda Nacional Republicana

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    Jorge M. P. Afonso


    Full Text Available This work analyzes occupational stress in 95 Portuguese military agents of the Republican National Guard. We applied an evaluation protocol with measures of global stress, burnout, proactive coping, organizational commitment, satisfaction with life, and professional satisfaction/accomplishment. The fidelity and validity results of the instruments were very acceptable. The results of burnout pointed out a remarkable level of emotional exhaustion (12% followed by cynicism (10% and low professional effectiveness (8% (but we have not found any participant with burnout values in the three dimensions simultaneously, and different variables were observed in the prediction of those three areas. The discriminant analysis among subgroups allowed us to verify two main aspects: (a lower levels of organizational commitment and more use of proactive coping in younger and/or inexperienced military agents and (b higher desire to leave the job/profession and cynicism in older and/or more experienced professionals. At the end, the authors discuss the importance of future research to analyze the effects of a higher tendency to use cynicism as their age increase and the consequences of a lower organizational commitment in terms of professional efficacy of the younger agents.

  16. Percepção da saúde mental em policiais militares da força tática e de rua The perception of mental health in military police officers of the tactical force and street officers

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    Katya Luciane de Oliveira


    Full Text Available A vida laboral do policial militar está permeada por situações que envolvem estresse extremo. Esse fato pode gerar possíveis quadros de desequilíbrio emocional. Assim, explorar a percepção de policiais militares da força tática e de rua acerca dos aspectos que permeiam sua saúde mental foi o objetivo deste estudo. Participaram 24 policiais militares de dois Batalhões da Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo. Para aqueles que consentiram na participação, foi aplicado individualmente uma escala com 30 questões, abordando assuntos relativos ao tema. Os resultados evidenciaram que os participantes (91,7%, sempre ou às vezes, percebiam-se estressados; uma parte (41,7% relatou já ter agido impulsivamente em alguma ocorrência; 88,3%, sempre ou às vezes, se sentiam emocionalmente cansados após o dia de trabalho; 62,5% afirmaram que às vezes percebiam-se agressivos no trabalho; 20,8% já pensaram em suicídio e 8,3% nunca se sentiam realizados com a profissão. Sugere-se a necessidade de novos estudos.In his work, the military police officer is constantly exposed to situations involving extreme stress. It can result in a state of emotional imbalance. Thus, the purpose of this study is to explore the perception of the military police officers, both the tactical force and the street officers, regarding the aspects that affect their mental health. The participants were 24 military police officers, from two battalions of the Military Police of the state of São Paulo. Those who consented to participate had to answer, individually, 30 questions addressing issues related to the topic. The results showed that the participants (91.7% sometimes, or always, feel stressed; some of them (41.7% reported that they sometimes act on impulse; 88.3% sometimes, or always, feel emotionally exhausted after a day of work; 62.5% said they had been aggressive at work; 20.8% had already considered suicide; and 8.3% were not satisfied with their jobs. In

  17. Military Personnel: Oversight Framework and Evaluations Needed for DOD and the Coast Guard to Help Increase the Number of Female Officer Applicants (United States)


    19According to Department of Defense documentation and officials, “influencers” refer to the people in a person’s life, such as parents ...siblings, coaches, teachers , and community leaders, who have the power to sway them toward a specific direction, such as toward military service...spreadsheet, and a different GAO analyst reviewed the categorizations. Any initial disagreements in the categorization were discussed and reconciled by

  18. Hearts and Minds on the Home Front: What Military Leaders Can Do to Attract African American Males to Careers as Officers in the Army (United States)


    armed forces.2 That was 60 years ago. Brigadier General Remo Butler explained the damaging effects of cultural miscommunication in an article...Brigadier general Remo Butler offers a trend in the following figure that suggests black officers are less competitive for flag officer rank...concept of being a man of his word was non-negotiable. In his words, “all I did was play sports ” while at Seneca High School—football and track. His

  19. 75 FR 2114 - Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC); Meeting (United States)


    ... Office of the Secretary Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC); Meeting AGENCY: Office of the... announces that the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC) will meet from February 10-12, 2010... Military Leadership Diversity Commission to continue their efforts to address congressional concerns as...

  20. Factors Affecting Attraction, Recruitment, and Retention of NATO Military Medical Professionals (Facteurs d’influence sur l’attraction, le recrutement et la fidelisation des professionnels de sante militaires de l’otan) (United States)


    le recrutement et la fidélisation des professionnels de santé militaires de l’OTAN) HFM-213 has undertaken a social scientific assessment of...Recruitment, and Retention of NATO Military Medical Professionals (Facteurs d’influence sur l’attraction, le recrutement et la fidélisation des...d’influence sur l’attraction, le recrutement et la fidélisation des professionnels de santé militaires de l’OTAN (STO-TR-HFM-213) Synthèse Comme

  1. The Military Instructor's Handbook

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    Sjøstedt, Peter; Grønlund, Thomas

    The Military Instructor's handbook was written for the basic professional training of instructors in the danish defence. The book describes the work of instructors and their areas of responsibility, and it offers guidance and direction on how to plan, conduct and evaluate learning activities...

  2. Functional fitness level of military college cadets

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    S.S. Fedak


    Full Text Available Purpose: to work out and study influence of author’s physical training program on functional fitness of military college officers. Material: in the research 83 3rd year cadets of military college participated (experimental group, n=41; control group, n=42, of age 19-21 years. The cadets’ functional state was registered by indicators of Shtange’s test, Genchi test, test of Ruffiet - Dixon, Cooper’s test. The volume of trainings was 4 hours a week. Results: it was found that the acting training programs do not permit to completely prepare combat soldier’s organism for fulfillment of his tasks. We also found the purposefulness of special exercises and means’ application in physical trainings, which would be approached by their structure to military officers’ professional actions. Conclusions: it is recommended to conduct training with complex combining of different physical training sections (accelerated motion, overcoming obstacle course, hand-to-hand fighting and etc. with special means ( armor vest, tactic unloading system, helmet, weapon, gas mask, training grenades and so on.

  3. 75 FR 3448 - Federal Advisory Committee; Military Leadership Diversity Commission (United States)


    ... of the Secretary Federal Advisory Committee; Military Leadership Diversity Commission AGENCY... the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (hereafter referred to as the Commission) on January 15... Freeman, Deputy Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703-601-6128. SUPPLEMENTARY...

  4. Retrospective analysis of 55,769 HbA1c EQA results obtained from professional laboratories and medical offices participating in surveys organized by two European EQA centers over a nine-year period. (United States)

    Morandi, Pierre-Alain; Deom, André; Kesseler, Dagmar; Cohen, Richard


    External Quality Assessment (EQA) is an essential tool for laboratories to monitor the performances of their analyses. It also allows a comparison of methods and types of laboratories (professional laboratories vs. medical offices). We, therefore, compared 55,769 HbA1c EQA results obtained between 1999 and 2008 by laboratories participating in EQA schemes organized by two European centers, Switzerland (center 1) and France (center 2). We used simple, nonparametrical statistics suited to EQA results to calculate the yearly and global precision performances. All the results, including the outliers, were included in the calculations. The best global precision performances were obtained by professional laboratories and medical offices using DCA POCT devices, followed by professional laboratories with the Integra, Hitachi, Cobas Mira, and HPLC groups of devices, and finally by both types of laboratories with the NycoCard POCT devices. When considering yearly precision performances, an overall improvement over time was observed for almost all diagnostic devices of center 1, whereas the trend was less clear for center 2. The HbA1c EQA results collected and analyzed over a 9-year period showed that the DCA POCT devices used either by professional laboratories or medical offices had better reproducibility than laboratory devices (other than POCT) and that a general improvement of yearly precision performances was observed, especially when frequent EQA schemes were organized. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  5. A Study to Determine the Administrative and Professional Problems as Perceived by Army Nurse Corps Officers During Their Assignment with a Civil Affairs Military Government Organization (United States)


    Festinger , Leon and Katz, Daniel. Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences, New-York: The Dryden Press, 1953.,pp. 660. 14. Holsten, Ned A.. Major, MPC...SUM ARARY AND CONCLUSIONS C. I4•.•.•.. . 4 BIBLIOGRAPHY .. . . . . • . . . . 7 . . . . . . . • 47 APPENDICES . . . . . . . . • • . • * * . • • 52 A...reference in the bibliography ; the number following the colon refers to the page in the reference. 2 Recently John E. Kieffer wrote; Peculiar as it may

  6. Junior Officer Oral Communication in the Navy and Marine Corps

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    Long, John


    Communication is an essential skill for every military officer. Their jobs are accomplished through communication as they motivate soldiers and sailors, who in turn physically accomplish the diverse missions of the military...

  7. Military surveillance


    Wilson, Dean


    Military surveillance offers a crucial entry point into the study of surveillance. Historically, the importance of military organizations in state formation meant that many techniques of surveillance that would later migrate into the civilian sphere would bear the imprint of military origins. Moreover, military campaigns were instrumental in developing forms of discipline, communication and surveillance that were to have far-reaching implications for whole societies. Thus, both technologicall...

  8. Sixty years of the Military technical courier: A jubilee in sight

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    Nebojša N. Gaćeša


    ; however, unfavorable historical reasons pushed them unfairly into the background of our memories. We are proud to continue their tradition as well. The journal has been publishing papers dealing with military technical resources and provisions as well as with development, production and exploitation of weapons and military equipment, enhancing its reputation in both military and civilian structures. The journal has developed from a publication for the education of officers in the period of scarce adequate military technical literature to a professional and scientific journal presenting scientific and technical achievements and information important for the development, production and exploitation of weapons and military equipment. The journal's structure, sections and areas of interest have changed with respect to the Army's technical and organizational development and modernization, following the journal's conceptual and editorial policy. During its 60 years of existence, the journal has been changing its characteristics, form and content, aiming to meet the requirements of both practice and science. From 1952 to 1961, it was a professional review for weapon military equipment and supply; until 1966, it was a professional review of the YA branches and services and a YA professional journal onwards. Owing to its editorial policy, the journal continued to improve its conception, orientation, quality and position thus becoming a scientific and professional periodical highly regarded not only in military circles but in academic and scientific circles in the country as well. It has held the title of a professional and scientific journal since 1989. According to the Opinion of the Ministry of Science and Technological Development No 413-00-1201/2001-01 of 12th September 2001, the Military Technical Courier is a publication of special interest for science. Being classified as a scientific journal of national interest by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of

  9. Sixty years of the Military Technical Courier: All our jubilees

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    Nebojša N. Gaćeša


    Full Text Available This article presents a jubilee which the scientific review Military Technical Courier marks in 2012 - the sixtieth anniversary of regular and continuous publication. The retrospective of marking jubilean anniversaries in the past 60 years offers the evidence of persistent and thorough efforts to develop and improve the quality of the Courier's content. The exhibited reprints show the great dedication of editor's offices and editorial boards as well as the invaluable scientific and professional contribution of numerous authors. The article also deals with today's positions and achievements of the Military Technical Courier which, according to the classification of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia, belongs to the national category of scientific journals.

  10. Communicating with Professionals

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    Full Text Available ... with your healthcare team about your concerns, asking questions and getting the facts. Usually, office visits and ... or other healthcare professionals. Find a list of questions to ask at your next appointment . Healthcare professionals ...

  11. Barossa Night: cohesion in the British Army officer corps. (United States)

    Bury, Patrick


    Contrasting the classical explanation of military group cohesion as sustained by interpersonal bonds, recent scholars have highlighted the importance of ritualized communication, training and drills in explaining effective military performance in professional armies. While this has offered a welcome addition to the cohesion literature and a novel micro-sociological method of examining cohesion, its primary evidential base has been combat groups. Indeed, despite their prominent role in directing operations over the past decade, the British Army's officer corps has received relatively little attention from sociologists during this period. No attempt has been made to explain cohesion in the officer corps. Using a similar method to recent cohesion scholars, this paper seeks to address this imbalance by undertaking a micro-sociology of one ritual in particular: 'Barossa Night' in the Royal Irish Regiment. Firstly, it draws on the work of Durkheim to examine how cohesion amongst the officer corps is created and sustained through a dense array of practises during formal social rituals. It provides evidence that the use of rituals highlights that social solidarity is central to understanding officer cohesion. Secondly, following Hockey's work on how private soldiers negotiate order, the paper shows how this solidarity in the officer corps is based on a degree of negotiated order and the need to release organizational tensions inherent in a strictly hierarchical rank structure. It highlights how the awarding of gallantry medals can threaten this negotiated order and fuel deviancy. In examining this behaviour, the paper shows that even amongst an officer class traditionally viewed as the elite upholders of organizational discipline, the negotiation of rank and hierarchy can be fluid. How deviant behaviour is later accepted and normalized by senior officers indicates that negotiated order is as important to understanding cohesion in the British Army's officer corps as it is

  12. Shrinking the Civil-Military Divide: A Military Perspective (United States)

    2015-04-13 teachers /classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/amrev/co ntarmy/newyork.html. (accessed February 6...print and media attacking then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.17 This unprecedented display of public disagreement between former military...and 21% of officers report having a career-military parent . An additional 39% of the Army had a parent who served, but did not make a career in

  13. Retrospective analysis of 88,429 serum and urine glucose EQA results obtained from professional laboratories and medical offices participating in surveys organized by three European EQA centers between 1996 and 2007. (United States)

    Morandi, Pierre-Alain; Deom, André; Kesseler, Dagmar; Cohen, Richard


    The aim of this study was to provide inter-laboratory imprecision comparisons of different groups of diagnostic systems as well as a comparison of professional laboratories with medical offices performance on the basis of 88,429 glucose results obtained in external quality assessment (EQA) schemes organized by three European EQA centers between 1996 and 2007. A simple, non-parametrical statistical model suited to all EQA results, including outliers, was used to calculate yearly and global performance. The best performance was obtained from professional laboratories with a group of three diagnostic systems--Hitachi, Integra, and Vitros, followed by Cobas Mira, and finally by Reflotron. For medical offices, the best performance was achieved with the Cobas Mira diagnostic systems, followed by the Reflotron, SpotChem, and Vitros DT60 diagnostic systems. A slight but overall improvement in performance over time was observed for most diagnostic devices. The analysis of glucose EQA results collected over a 12-year period showed that professional laboratories obtained better performances than medical offices, and that a general improvement in yearly performance was observed for both types of laboratories.

  14. A military suicide prevention program in the Israeli Defense Force: a review of an important military medical procedure. (United States)

    Shelef, Leah; Laur, Lucian; Raviv, Gil; Fruchter, Eyal


    The phenomenon of suicide during military service is not unique to the Israeli military and other armies. Soldiers' age--adolescence--is a known factor contributing to suicide, in light of psychological processes of identity formation and self-definition, the stresses of military service, and above all, the availability of weapons. The stigma of seeking help deters some soldiers from getting the assistance they need when they need it most, thus contributing to the higher suicide rate. In the previous decade the IDF initiated intensive and structured preventive procedures aimed at reducing suicide rate among soldiers. The IDF's Suicide Prevention Program (SPP) was grounded in professional knowledge and backed by military policy changes, both critical to the implementation and change processes. The SPP includes thorough psycho-education and guidance, supervision, greater accessibility of mental health officers, and lower accessibility of nonessential weapons. The SPP has succeeded in reducing the suicide rate by almost 50 %. The aim of this article is to review the background of the design of the IDF's SPP and its major components, leading to the current success.

  15. Military Effectiveness: A Reappraisal (United States)


    policy of recruiting units on a national basis, with the old Germanic nations of Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony , and especially Prussia all sending their...the landed nobility or the recent relevant tactical experience of the combat officer. From a synthesis of the two approaches emerges a picture of...complete picture of overall military effectiveness. One must address the interrelationship between the four levels of war. Without this aspect, one can

  16. Fighting for business: the limits of professional cooperation among American doctors during the First World War. (United States)

    Schafer, James A


    The American medical profession participated extensively in preparedness and mobilization for the First World War, with more than one in five doctors voluntarily enlisting in various branches of the Army and Navy Medical Corps. Medical officers were widely valorized for suspending their civilian careers and for sacrificing their professional income while in service. Because of the meager commissions that medical officers received by comparison with fees many doctors earned in established private medical practices, scores of county medical societies implemented organizational solutions to this business problem, with the hopes of removing a significant disincentive to enlistment. In these "practice protection plans," a civilian doctor promised to take care of the patients of a military doctor, to forward a portion of the fees collected thereby to the family of the military doctor, and to refer these patients to the military doctor upon his return. Despite initial enthusiasm and promotion, these plans ultimately failed to achieve their objectives, leading some medical officers to accuse civilian doctors of being opportunistic, unpatriotic "slackers." This episode reveals the limits of professional cooperation in American medicine at the time and the need to explain organizational failures in the grand narrative of professionalization during the "Golden Age" of American medicine. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail:

  17. Military Strategy, (United States)


    peninsula, to the Carribean Sea, and to the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. All airplanes were held at ch> air fields with missiles and bombs loaded. One...Introduction / / Foreword to the Third Edition / / ’ Foreword to the Second Edition Introduction Chapter I. ^?Gener«l Conceptsj, General... The class essence of bourgeois military strategy The class essence of Soviet military strategy Chapter II.^ The Military Strategy of Imperialist

  18. 32 CFR 552.90 - Permit office. (United States)


    ... 32 National Defense 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Permit office. 552.90 Section 552.90 National... CEMETERIES REGULATIONS AFFECTING MILITARY RESERVATIONS Fort Lewis Land Use Policy § 552.90 Permit office... non-training acess to the range complex. The office is open 0700-1900 hours, seven days a week, for...

  19. The Demographics of Military Children and Families (United States)

    Clever, Molly; Segal, David R.


    Since the advent of the all-volunteer force in the 1970s, marriage, parenthood, and family life have become commonplace in the U.S. military among enlisted personnel and officers alike, and military spouses and children now outnumber service members by a ratio of 1.4 to 1. Reviewing data from the government and from academic and nonacademic…

  20. Iron Status of Deployed Military Members (United States)


    Deployed Military Members 5b. GRANT NUMBER HU0001-10-1-TS10 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER N/A 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER N10-P20 literature of new recruits or accessions, the rate of ID and IDA was a significant health risk to these military members . It was inform nurses and health care professionals that are involved in the deployment preparation of military members . They should target assessing

  1. Financial Administration: Accounting and Reporting - Military Activities (United States)

    Districts, Waterways Experiment Station and Sallistic Missile Construction Office. The military accounting and reporting procedures were heretofore included in ER 35-345-10. The change in ER number is required by AK 310-1.

  2. Principles of Mission Command Applied to Civil Military Relationships (United States)


    Defense, and other civilian leaders in the President’s administration . Military leadership includes the 16 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff... military officer were to defend the constitution as he interpreted it individually without reference to the administration in power, the American...of nuclear weapons changed the civil military relationship significantly during the administration of President John F. Kennedy. During his

  3. The Dasukigate and peace building: hangover of military ...

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    This is what informed the dominance of serving and retired military officers in Nigerian government and politics. These are men trained to manage violence and restore peace. They achieve this peace because military organizations and military regimes possess certain characteristics that differentiate them from the civil ...



    Introduction Rudolph Höss was the Commandant at Auschwitz and he considered himself a military professional.1 He demonstrated many attributes typically...obedience and failures to uphold the laws of armed conflict. Nancy Sherman’s Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy behind the Military Mind describes...the relationship between stoic philosophy and valued aspects of military character. David Brooks’ The Road to Character studies the link between

  5. Chaos Theory for the Practical Military Mind

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    Durham, Susan


    The military professional is a practically-minded individual. This is not, stereotypes aside, the result of an inflexible, unimaginative nature, but comes from pursuing a profession that emphasizes mission accomplishment above all else...

  6. Coping strategies of Nigerian Military Service Personnel: A Survey ...

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    Background: The peculiar characteristics of a military career, such as the specific professional military aims or tasks, working environment, strict subordination typical to military structures and formal and informal relationships, influence the type of coping strategies employed by individuals. The authors present the first study ...

  7. School and College Students' Attitudes toward Military Service (United States)

    Shevtsov, V. V.


    In the past few years there has been a considerable increase in the number of conscientious objectors and people evading military service. In order to make the necessary administrative decisions, organize military and patriotic indoctrination, and provide for professional military fitness it is vital to have knowledge about attitudes toward…

  8. Full Spectrum Information Operations and the Information Professional Officer Intermediate Qualification Process: Filling the Gap to Ensure the Continued Leadership of the Information Professional Community in the Area of Information Dominance

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    Velasco, Diego, Jr


    ...) Community to overhaul and improve the qualification process for its officers. The overall effort has included the addition of technical refresher courses, re-examination of the Continuing Education Units (CEU...

  9. Police Attitudes and Professionalism (United States)

    Loftus, Joseph; Price, Keith


    This quantitative study utilized Richard H. Hall's attitudinal attributes of a professional using a Likert scale. The survey was administered to officers in two similar mid-sized police departments. The first agency had 650 officers, while the second had 350 officers. Agency One requires all applicants to possess a bachelor's degree, while Agency…

  10. Dilemmas families face in talking with returning U.S. military service members about seeking professional help for mental health issues. (United States)

    Wilson, Steven R; Gettings, Patricia E; Hall, Elizabeth Dorrance; Pastor, Rebekah G


    Drawing on Goldsmith's (2004) normative theory, this article maps dilemmas family members experience when talking with returning service members (SMs) about seeking mental health care. Eighty family members of United States SMs who served in Iraq or Afghanistan read a scenario where their SM was displaying posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression symptoms. Participants described goals they would pursue, barriers they might encounter, and advice they would give others in the situation. Four dilemmas of talking about mental health emerged: (a) getting you to recognize the problem without implying you're not normal, (b) convincing you to seek help without implying you're weak, (c) being persistent but patient, and (d) wanting you to open up without implying I can understand. Family members reported using four groups of strategies to manage these dilemmas. Directions for expanding the concept of dilemmas as "paradoxes" and for supporting military families as well as rethinking policy assumptions are discussed.

  11. DEBORAH G. KEELING, GENNARO F. VITO, MARIA CRISTINA VOINIC, Romanian and American Police Officers' Perceptions of Professional Integrity and Ethical Behavior

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    Full Text Available This exploratory comparative study compares how police officers belonging totwo different cultures regard various types of police corruption, how severely theythink transgressions should be punished, and how willing they are to reportinfractions. In order to measure police integrity and to identify the potential for policemisconduct we applied the methodology developed in the United States by C.B.Klockars and his colleagues. The present quantitative analysis is based on survey dataobtained from two convenience samples, consisting of American police officers whorecently attended the Administrative Officer’s course at the Southern Police Institutein the United States and Romanian police officers enrolled in or graduates of theMaster’s program at the Romanian Police Academy. Even if a potential for unethicalbehavior was detected in both groups under study, results show that Romanian policeofficers appear to have a higher level of tolerance toward police misconduct than theirAmerican counterparts.

  12. Forging the Future: Establishing Core Competencies and the Skills, Knowledge and Abilities of Navy Junior Medical Service Corps Officers

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    Shaw, Kenneth A


    ...: leadership, professional development, personal traits, management, joint operations, business management, strategic management and critical thinking, military knowledge, communication, clinical...

  13. Population Representation in the Military Services, Fiscal Year 1986. (United States)


    the T" Military Services Nm Fiscal Year 1986 Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management and Personnel) rS Dbmi1bulto Unlmited...1987 (MAR 0 91988 A9qIs 04I- POPULATION REPRESENTATION IN THE MILITARY SERVICES FISCAL YEAR 1986 Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force...The Military Services have been criticized from time to time for not representing a cross section of the youth population. Even at this writing

  14. An information system for Korean military personnel management


    Bak, Gwang U.; Kim, Chong-hun


    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited A personnel information systems is designed for the management of Korean military officer personnel. The objective of this thesis is to apply the computer-based personnel information system in the area of military officer personnel management. Personnel systems of the Korean military are defined, and input/output requirements of the system are states. A data base for the personnel system requirement is formulated. A personnel infor...

  15. Assessment of occupational exposure of dental professionals to mercury in dental offices of a public primary health care in Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil - 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v34ispec.13428

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    André Gasparetto


    Full Text Available In order to evaluate the occupational exposure of dental professionals to metallic mercury in dental offices of a public primary health care in the city of Maringá, Brazil, samples of blood and urine were collected from 149 dental professionals (group exposed, and 51 healthy adults similar for age and gender of the exposed group (control group in September and October, 2008. Urinary mercury was determined using atomic absorption spectrophotometry, urea and creatinine in blood and urine by UV/VIS spectrophotometry and analysis of physical, chemical and microbiological characteristics of the urine by reactive bands. The program ‘Statistic’ version 7.1 and the software R version 2.6.2 were used for the statistical calculations. Urinary mercury was 2.08 ± 2.11 µg g-1 creatinine in workers exposed to mercury and 0.36 ± 0.62 µg g-1 creatinine in the control group (p -1 creatinine; 11% of these professionals (n = 16 had mercury levels above the reference value (5.0 µg g-1 creatinine, whereas the maximum value found was 13 µg g-1 creatinine. The dental professionals of public primary health care in the city of Maringa was exposed to metallic mercury at levels 5.8 times higher than the non-exposed subjects.  

  16. Defense Department Cyber Efforts: More Detailed Guidance Needed to Ensure Military Services Develop Appropriate Cyberspace Capabilities (United States)


    Military Services Develop Appropriate Cyberspace Capabilities GAO-11-421 United States Government Accountability Office GAO Report...Ensure Military Services Develop Appropriate Cyberspace Capabilities 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S... Military Services Develop Appropriate Cyberspace Capabilities Why GAO Did This Study The U.S. military depends heavily on computer networks, and

  17. 'Military Thinkers and Academic Thinkers'

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    Haugegaard, Rikke

    Culture analysis seems to create friction when we try to introduce academic concepts relating to culture to military planners. This friction might be related to the fact that officers and academics do their thinking in different 'spaces'. This paper argues the interface or overlapping space between...

  18. Military Legislation: Explaining Military Officers’ Writing Deficiencies (United States)


    Class ,” in Cross-Talk in Comp Theory: A Reader, ed. Victor Villanueva, 2nd ed. (Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English , 2003), 723... important ideas, for example, unusual cases and procedural detail, later,” and putting “ material of direct interest to the ordinary user of the...2. Material that explains and amplifies the lead 3. Necessary background material 4. Secondary or less important material 5. Descending pyramids

  19. The Arab Spring and civil-military relations : a preliminary assessment

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    threat. It is unique given the history of coups and military revolutions in the region. It leads to the conclusion of a well-trained military, an excellent command structure and the subservience of the military to civil leadership and also of the notions of. Sarkesian that show a new military professionalism to stay out of the affairs of ...

  20. Balancing Operations Security and Openness: Understanding the Military/Media Relationship in the Modern Media Environment (United States)


    media 56 Michael D. Steger, “Slicing the Gordian Knot : A Proposal to Reform Military...of the military, journalists and media professionals also have their work cut out for them in fostering a healthy balance of openness and...environment are daunting, but are nothing that cannot be overcome through knowledge and understanding. Military and media professionals have their work cut

  1. Military Post Office Location List (MPOLL) (United States)



  2. Military Post Office Mail Distribution Scheme (MPOMDS) (United States)



  3. Financial Planning Strategies for Senior Military Officers. (United States)


    PERFORMING ORG. REPORT N.. UBER 7. AUTHOR(S) 8 CONTRACT OR GRANT NJMEl’, ’" QDL David H. Parrish, FIC 9. PERFORM;NG ORGANIZATION NAME AND ADDRESS 10. PROE,𔃾M... payment , i.e., check or credit card. If you determine that you need the structure that a CHA provides, be sure to check out what the specific account will...complete. If the mortgage payments are part of the 23 " ."" " ," .,’". ’.-. *’* * " " ’>" .I

  4. Being on sick leave due to heart failure: self-rated health, encounters with healthcare professionals and social insurance officers and self-estimated ability to return to work. (United States)

    Nordgren, Lena; Söderlund, Anne


    Younger people with heart failure often experience poor self-rated health. Furthermore, poor self-rated health is associated with long-term sick leave and disability pension. Socio-demographic factors affect the ability to return to work. However, little is known about people on sick leave due to heart failure. The aim of this study was to investigate associations between self-rated health, mood, socio-demographic factors, sick leave compensation, encounters with healthcare professionals and social insurance officers and self-estimated ability to return to work, for people on sick leave due to heart failure. This population-based investigation had a cross-sectional design. Data were collected in Sweden in 2012 from two official registries and from a postal questionnaire. In total, 590 subjects, aged 23-67, responded (response rate 45.8%). Descriptive statistics, correlation analyses (Spearman bivariate analysis) and logistic regression analyses were used to investigate associations. Poor self-rated health was strongly associated with full sick leave compensation (OR = 4.1, p work (OR = 3.3, p work imposes reduced quality of life. Positive encounters with healthcare professionals and social insurance officers can be supportive when people with heart failure struggle to remain in working life.

  5. Trial by Jury in Russian Military Courts

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    Nikolai P. Kovalev


    Full Text Available One of peculiar features of the military criminal justice system in Russia is that in some cases military defendants may apply for trial by jury. Unlike the existing U.S. court-martial jury and the Russian military jury of the early 1900s (World War I period which were comprised of the members of the armed forces, in modern Russia jurors trying military defendants are civilians. This article aims to provide a brief history of military jury in Russia and identify issues of independence and impartiality in Russian military courts with participation of lay decision-makers. In particular, the article will analyze two high-profile cases which resulted in acquittals of Russian officers accused of killing several Chechen civilians during counter-terrorist operations in Chechnya.

  6. 32 CFR 1602.5 - Area office staff. (United States)


    ... 32 National Defense 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Area office staff. 1602.5 Section 1602.5....5 Area office staff. The compensated employees, civilian and military, of the Selective Service System employed in an area office will be referred to as the area office staff. ...

  7. Sociometric approaches for managing military units and predicting of behavior of military personnel (United States)

    Kudro, Nataliya M.; Puzikova, Svetlana M.


    In the Republic of Kazakhstan military service becomes attractive primarily for that category of people who have no opportunity to acquire high quality vocational or higher education, decent income by the speciality available, or those who have not yet identified themselves professionally and socially. Its a serious problem how to ensure ability of military units to execute their service duties in conditions of more and more increasing requirements for professional competences of military personnel, increased intellectualization of military service when the quality of "human material" often is not corresponding to the required standards. This problem in the national and foreign science is still being developed and has no final solutions accessible for the scientific society. This article presents an effort to offer specialists in the military administration area one of probable tools to forecast successfulness of execution of professional tasks by military units based on results of sociometric studies and algorithms of plotting Bayesian networks. Using these tools a military leader will be able to evaluate effectiveness of his managerial activity, correct mechanisms of individual and mentoring activity with regard to individual servicemen, provide an opportunity to eliminate risks of failing to fulfill professional tasks on time and failing to ensure combat readiness of entrusted military team.

  8. Referral practice of military corpsmen regarding dento-alveolar trauma. (United States)

    Zadik, Yehuda; Levin, Liran


    The aim of this study was to evaluate the Israeli military corpsmens' practice of referral to professional treatment regarding traumatic dental injuries. The study consisted of 250 corpsmen during their military service. Questionnaire and slide show were used to present clinical photos with short history descriptions of dento-alveolar traumatic injuries. Participants were asked to indicate the preferred referral destination for each case to state the urgency of referral to the destination and to note their regional emergency department with an oral and maxillofacial surgery consultant and the nearest 24-h emergency dental clinic. Corpsmen immediately evacuated the wounded with full-thickness lip laceration (59%), tooth avulsion (79%), alveolar fracture (88%) and mandibular fracture (100%). Most corpsmen referred crown fracture to a dental clinic and alveolar- or mandibular-bone fracture to the emergency department. Tooth avulsion cases were equally distributed between the emergency department and dental clinic and full-thickness lip laceration between the emergency department and general medical office. Familiarity with the nearest 24-h emergency dental clinic was found in 38% and with the regional emergency department with an oral and maxillofacial surgery consultant in 57%. The knowledge of this group of military corpsmen regarding referral practices was encouraging. However, further continuing education with regards to the regionally available emergency services is needed. Special emphasis should be given to provide primary caregivers with the relevant education to improve their knowledge and ability of dealing dental trauma.

  9. Impact of experienced professionalism on professional culture in probation

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    Butter, R.; Hermanns, J.


    The level of work engagement is an important aspect of organizational culture. In this empirical study the relation between engagement and experienced professionalism of probation officers is investigated. Starting from ideal-typical theories on professionalism, a psychometric instrument for

  10. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Military Affairs. (United States)


    the time for the actual indoctrinational—pedagogical!—work. Nor do they always have the abilities. [E.L.:] Strange though it is, the euphoria in the...the Soviet Officer, which cadets of military schools will swear to prior to being awarded an officer’s rank upon completion of their studies, is

  11. 75 FR 7570 - Federal Advisory Committee; Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC); Meeting Cancellation (United States)


    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Federal Advisory Committee; Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC); Meeting Cancellation AGENCY....150, the Department of Defense announces that the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC...

  12. The American Military Advisor: Dealing with Senior Foreign Officials in the Islamic World

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    Metrinko, Michael J


    "The American Military Advisor: Dealing with Senior Foreign Officials in the Islamic World" is a comprehensive guide for American military officers assigned as advisors to regional officials in places very different from the United States...

  13. Stress ocupacional em profissionais de segurança pública: um estudo com militares da Guarda Nacional Republicana Occupational stress in professionals of public security: a study with military agents of the Republican National Guard

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    Jorge M. P. Afonso


    Full Text Available Este trabalho analisa o "stress" ocupacional em 95 militares da Guarda Nacional Republicana Portuguesa. Para tal, utilizámos um protocolo de avaliação com medidas do "stress" global, "burnout", "coping" proactivo, comprometimento organizacional, satisfação com a vida e satisfação/realização profissional. Os indicadores de fidelidade e validade dos instrumentos foram muito aceitáveis. Os resultados de "burnout" por dimensão apontaram níveis apreciáveis de exaustão emocional (12%, seguidos do cinismo (10% e da baixa eficácia profissional (8% (mas nenhum participante registou valores de "burnout" nas três dimensões, em simultâneo, observando-se também variáveis distintas na predição destas três áreas. A análise discriminante entre subgrupos da amostra permitiu verificar dois aspectos principais: (a menores níveis de comprometimento organizacional e maior utilização de "coping" proactivo nos militares mais novos e/ou inexperientes e (b maior desejo de abandonar o emprego/trabalho bem como maior cinismo parecem identificar os profissionais mais velhos e/ou mais experientes. No final, os autores discutem a importância de a investigação futura analisar os efeitos da maior tendência para o cinismo com o aumento da idade dos participantes e os efeitos do menor comprometimento organizacional por parte dos mais novos em termos da sua eficácia profissional.This work analyzes occupational stress in 95 Portuguese military agents of the Republican National Guard. We applied an evaluation protocol with measures of global stress, burnout, proactive coping, organizational commitment, satisfaction with life, and professional satisfaction/accomplishment. The fidelity and validity results of the instruments were very acceptable. The results of burnout pointed out a remarkable level of emotional exhaustion (12% followed by cynicism (10% and low professional effectiveness (8% (but we have not found any participant with burnout values

  14. A Compendium of Laws Covering Interests upon the Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation Together with a History of Its Institutions and Other Information for the Benefit of Officers, Soldiers and Civilian Employees (United States)


    APPENDIX "K."] An act to establish a site for the erection of a peni - tentiary on the military reservation at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and for other... erection of a peni - -tentiary and other buildings, wall, and workshops for the employment of United States prisoners, with such improve- ments as Water Company......71 Act authorizing erection of building for Y. M. C. A. on Military Reservation...... .·.... · · · · 82 Act authorizing

  15. German Military Psychology 1973. (United States)


  16. Defense Officer Personnel Management Act for Medical Officer Pay and Entitlements

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    Hendricks, Nnancy


    ...) and the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) after September 14, 1981. Constructive service credit was no longer needed for longevity pay purposes because the Act restructured the pay system for military health professionals...

  17. Sixty years of the Military Technical Courier: Tradition as a pledge of the future

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    Nebojša N. Gaćeša


    Full Text Available This article presents a jubilee which the scientific review Military Technical Courier marks in 2012 - the sixtieth anniversary of regular and continuous publication. The retrospective of marking jubilean anniversaries in the past 60 years offers the evidence of persistent and thorough efforts to develop and improve the quality of the Courier's content. The article shows the great dedication of editor's offices and editorial boards as well as the invaluable scientific and professional contribution of numerous authors. The article also deals with today's positions and achievements of the Military Technical Courier which, according to the classification of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia, belongs to the national category of scientific journals.

  18. Communicating with Professionals

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    Full Text Available ... rushed than you (or your professionals) want. Simple communication skills can help you get what you need – ... at the hospital or during office visits. Good communication skills help you get better results from the ...

  19. Communicating with Professionals

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    Full Text Available ... your next appointment . Healthcare professionals talk about why good communication is important A patient describes how he prepares for office visits Health reporter John Hammarley summarizes communication tips This content ...

  20. Communicating with Professionals

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    Full Text Available ... phone, at the hospital or during office visits. Good communication skills help you get better results from ... your next appointment . Healthcare professionals talk about why good communication is important A patient describes how he ...

  1. Communicating with Professionals

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    Full Text Available ... than you (or your professionals) want. Simple communication skills can help you get what you need – over ... the hospital or during office visits. Good communication skills help you get better results from the time ...

  2. Communicating with Professionals

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    Full Text Available ... rushed than you (or your professionals) want. Simple communication skills can help you get what you need – over ... at the hospital or during office visits. Good communication skills help you get better results from the time ...

  3. Mastering VBA for Office 2010

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    Mansfield, Richard


    A comprehensive guide to the language used to customize Microsoft Office. Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is the language used for writing macros, automating Office applications, and creating custom applications in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. This complete guide shows both IT professionals and novice developers how to master VBA in order to customize the entire Office suite for specific business needs.: Office 2010 is the leading productivity suite, and the VBA language enables customizations of all the Office programs; this complete guide gives both novice and experience

  4. Military Periodicals. (United States)


    610 Washington Street Dedham, Massachusetts 02026 Telephone: (617) 326-8220 Editor: Hal Gershanoff $36.00 Journal of Political and Military...Andersen-Gott Kr 60 Revista General de Marina (M) Ministerio da Marina Montalban 2, Madrid 14 Spain Revista Maritima Brasileria (Q) Ministerio da

  5. Military Authority. (United States)

    Martz, Carlton; Hayes, Bill


    This issue of "Bill of Rights in Action" explores questions of military authority. The first article looks at the French Army mutinies in World War I and how the French Army dealt with them. The second article examines President Truman's firing of popular and powerful General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War. The final article…

  6. Conflicts between ethics and law for military mental health providers. (United States)

    Johnson, W Brad; Grasso, Ian; Maslowski, Kate


    Military mental health providers routinely experience mixed-agency ethical dilemmas when obligations to patients and the military conflict. Particularly difficult mixed-agency dilemmas occur when a military psychiatrist, psychologist, or social worker encounters an apparent conflict between an ethical obligation--enumerated in a professional code of ethics--and a federal statute. This article explores ethical-legal conflicts for uniformed mental health providers. Three case vignettes illustrate situations in which military providers may find themselves stuck between incongruent ethical and legal demands. The authors conclude with several recommendations designed to prevent and resolve ethical-legal conflicts for military mental health providers.

  7. Health Professions Officer Special Pay Study HPOSPS (United States)


    management tool, Health Professions Officer (HPO) Special Pay (HPOSP) influences Soldiers’ career decisions. Although the Office of the Surgeon General (, some HPOs are eligible for HPOSP. Total compensation influences the career decisions of HPOs. Four types of HPOSP affect the inventory in...Example: Air Force Officer Electrical Engineers Example: Military Health Services, Dentist Source: “Health Professions’ Retention-Accession Incentives

  8. Ukrainian military education: high time for reform


    Narkunas, Kostiantyn.


    This research demonstrates the need for change in the Ukrainian military educational system. Shaped after the Soviet style, the current military educational system is still highly specialized, with a strong emphasis on training. The traditional approach to an officer's preparation is quickly rendered obsolete by the rate of progress. Moreover, rapid and constant changes in the international and domestic environment, the emergence of new missions, technical advances, and the information revolu...

  9. Civil-military relations and sexual assault


    Bluhm, Brandi K.


    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited The Bureau of Justice Statistics' Criminal Victimization Survey reported that there were 284,350 rapes or sexual assaults in the United States in 2014. In the same year, the Department of Defense (DOD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) estimated that 18,900 sexual assaults occurred in the military. In recent years, Congress has been increasing pressure on the military to improve sexual assault prevention and respons...

  10. Success in Mexico Requires a Military Solution (United States)


    Abused and Afraid in Ciudad Juarez: An Analysis of Human Rights Violations by the Military in Mexico . Washington, DC: Washington Office on Latin America...FINAL 3. DATES COVERED (From - To) 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Success in Mexico Requires a Military Solution 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c...caused by Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) has increased in Mexico in recent years, calling into question the stability of the state of Mexico . In an

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  12. Cause-specific mortality in professional flight crew and air traffic control officers: findings from two UK population-based cohorts of over 20,000 subjects. (United States)

    De Stavola, Bianca L; Pizzi, Costanza; Clemens, Felicity; Evans, Sally Ann; Evans, Anthony D; dos Santos Silva, Isabel


    Flight crew are exposed to several potential occupational hazards. This study compares mortality rates in UK flight crew to those in air traffic control officers (ATCOs) and the general population. A total of 19,489 flight crew and ATCOs were identified from the UK Civil Aviation Authority medical records and followed to the end of 2006. Consented access to medical records and questionnaire data provided information on demographic, behavioral, clinical, and occupational variables. Standardized mortality ratios (SMR) were estimated for these two occupational groups using the UK general population. Adjusted mortality hazard ratios (HR) for flight crew versus ATCOs were estimated via Cox regression models. A total of 577 deaths occurred during follow-up. Relative to the general population, both flight crew (SMR 0.32; 95% CI 0.30, 0.35) and ATCOs (0.39; 0.32, 0.47) had lower all-cause mortality, mainly due to marked reductions in mortality from neoplasms and cardiovascular diseases, although flight crew had higher mortality from aircraft accidents (SMR 42.8; 27.9, 65.6). There were no differences in all-cause mortality (HR 0.99; 95% CI 0.79, 1.25), or in mortality from any major cause, between the two occupational groups after adjustment for health-related variables, again except for those from aircraft accidents. The latter ratios, however, declined with increasing number of hours. The low all-cause mortality observed in both occupational groups relative to the general population is consistent with a strong "healthy worker effect" and their low prevalence of smoking and other risk factors. Mortality among flight crew did not appear to be influenced by occupational exposures, except for a rise in mortality from aircraft accidents.

  13. En la Boca del Lobo - In the Mouth of the Wolf: The US Military and the Drug War in Peru

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    Rodriguez, Manuel


    This monograph examines the US military involvement in the "drug war" since l989, as well as some of the issues that the military officer may have to deal with while conducting counterdrug operations in Peru...

  14. 14 CFR 399.21 - Charter exemptions (except military). (United States)


    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Charter exemptions (except military). 399.21 Section 399.21 Aeronautics and Space OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION... Authority § 399.21 Charter exemptions (except military). In deciding applications for exemptions from...

  15. The Military’s Role in Domestic Terrorism (United States)


    continue in the role of providing Military Assistance to Civil Authorities ( MACA ). Hence, military involvement should be limited primarily to responding...initiated labor strike. The Montreal Police Service was not immune to the effects of the strike, and had 3,000 of their 3,200 officers strike demanding

  16. TURNER LECTURE Military education and the study of War

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    Military education and the study of War. PROF JEFFREY GREY. Horner Chair of Military Theory, USMC, Quantico. & School of History. Australian Defence Force Academy. The educatibn of officers has attracted considerable attention in recent times, especially as Western armies have moved inexorably towards the all- ...

  17. Using Deliberate Practice to Train Military-Civilian Interagency Coordination

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    Beaubien, Jeffrey M; Shadrick, Scott B; Paley, Michael J; Badugu, Sibyl; Ennis Jr., Charles W; Jacklin, Steve


    ...) to relieve suffering and help local authorities respond to crises. To be successful during SASOs, Army officers must effectively interact with their counterparts from other military, civilian, and non-profit organizations...

  18. Pending crisis in Russian civil military relations

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    Ball, D.Y.


    A key issue in the study of civil-military relations has been how to create a military sufficiently strong to ensure security from external threats while simultaneously preventing the military from using its preponderance of power in the domestic arena. This dilemma arises from the fear engendered by a large armed force created to combat foreign threats, but which is also inherently a threat to the society that created it. In Russia, however, the question is not how the civilian leadership can keep the military out of politics, but how the military can keep the leadership from politicizing the armed forces. The Russian military has no interest in resolving Russia`s domestic political problems. It is a professional military that prefers to leave politics to the politicians, and to carry out its mission of defending the nation against external attack. But the lack of responsible central leadership and the poor state of the economy are driving the military toward involvement in domestic politics if for no other reason than to ensure its own survival.

  19. Technological sequence of creating components of the training system of the future officers to the management of physical training

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    Olkhovy O.M.


    Full Text Available The goal is to determine constructive ways of sequence of constructing components of the training system of the future officers to carry out official questions of managing the physical training in the process of the further military career. The structural logic circuit of the interconnections stages of optimum cycle management and technological sequence of constructing the components of the training system of the future officers to the management of physical training, which provides: definition of requirements to the typical problems of professional activities on the issues of the leadership, organization and conducting of physical training, the creation of the phased system model cadets training, training of the curriculum discipline ″Physical education, special physical training and sport″; model creation and definition of criteria of the integral evaluation of the readiness of the future officers to the management of physical training was determined through the analysis more than thirty documentary and scientific literature.

  20. Black Officer Accession and Retention (United States)


    34Blame MILPERCEN, Not the Black Colleges," Army Times, Nov 79. Dillard Oliver W. "Panel Says Racism Still a Problem." Davison, Frederic E. " basis. No stigma should be attached to the fact that an OER appeal was notfavorably considered. * 3. Minority and Female Officers. Too Army...Director of Military Personnel Management, ODCSPER, DA, on a case-by-case basis. No stigma should be attached to the fact that an OER appeal was not

  1. 75 FR 56516 - Federal Advisory Committee; Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC) (United States)


    ... of the Secretary Federal Advisory Committee; Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC) AGENCY... Defense announces that the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC) will meet September 27-29, 2010... control of the Military Leadership Diversity Commission or its Designated Federal Officer, the Government...

  2. 20 CFR 1002.60 - Does USERRA cover an individual attending a military service academy? (United States)


    ... service academies: The United States Military Academy (West Point, New York), the United States Naval... military service academy? 1002.60 Section 1002.60 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR... Uniformed Services § 1002.60 Does USERRA cover an individual attending a military service academy? Yes...

  3. 78 FR 25062 - Program for Construction, Renovation, Repair or Expansion of Public Schools Located on Military... (United States)


    ... on Military Installations AGENCY: Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), Department of Defense (DoD... program to construct, renovate, repair, or expand elementary and ] secondary public schools on military... Schools Located on Military Installations. Announcement Type: Federal Funding Opportunity. Catalog of...

  4. The Civilian Putsch of 2018: Debunking the Myth of a Civil-Military Leadership Rift (United States)


    ideas of those who not only loath the nature of military culture but completely misunderstand the traditions of our Officer Corps. One of the views...civil-military leadership. This meant that the civil leaders did not grasp the traditions of the military, which enabled the elite proponents to

  5. O home-office e a criatividade


    Sartor, Vicente Volnei de Bona; Rizzatti, Gerson


    That article presents some aspects related to the home-office and the creativity in a context of structural changes in the professionals' careers in competitive organizations. The home-office is a very effective strategy for companies and for professionals, because it makes the organizational model effective in relation to productivity, and it is a competitive device considering the needs of the current market. KEYWORDS: Home-office; Creativity and competitiveness Esse artigo apresenta...

  6. Family stress and posttraumatic stress: the impact of military operations on military health care providers. (United States)

    Gibbons, Susanne W; Barnett, Scott D; Hickling, Edward J


    This study uses data from the 2005 Department of Defense Survey of Health-Related Behaviors Among Military Personnel to examine relationships between family stress and posttraumatic stress symptoms across 4 subgroups of Operation Iraqi Freedom-deployed (i.e., war in Iraq) or Operation Enduring Freedom-deployed (i.e., war in Afghanistan) active-duty military service members. Results suggest the following: (a) the greatest positive correlation of family stressors with posttraumatic stress symptoms was found within the military health care officer group, and (b) these military health care officers differed in family stressors mediating posttraumatic stress with divorce and financial problems accounting for significant and unique portions of the variance. Implications for care of service members and their families are discussed. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  7. Military Cultural Competency: Understanding How to Serve Those Who Serve (United States)

    Bonura, Kimberlee Bethany; Lovald, Nicole


    The aim of this essay is to define and describe the different constituents of the military population, and present the challenges this demographic faces when pursuing higher education. The essay also discusses key aspects higher education professionals must understand in order to better serve military populations, such as federal regulations and…

  8. Caring for Active Duty Military Personnel in the Civilian Sector

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    Marylou Noble


    Full Text Available Due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the unmet medical and psychological needs of military personnel are creating major challenges. Increasingly, active duty military personnel are seeking physical and mental health services from civilian professionals. The Civilian Medical Resources Network attempts to address these unmet needs. Participants in the Network include primary care and mental health practitioners in all regions of the country. Network professionals provide independent assessments, clinical interventions in acute situations, and documentation that assists GIs in obtaining reassignment or discharge. Most clients who use Network services come from low-income backgrounds and manifest psychological rather than physical disorders. Qualitative themes in professional-client encounters have focused on ethical conflicts, the impact of violence without meaning (especially violence against civilians, and perceived problems in military health and mental health policies. Unmet needs of active duty military personnel deserve more concerted attention from medical professionals and policy makers.

  9. Caring for Active Duty Military Personnel in the Civilian Sector. (United States)

    Waitzkin, Howard; Noble, Marylou


    Due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the unmet medical and psychological needs of military personnel are creating major challenges. Increasingly, active duty military personnel are seeking physical and mental health services from civilian professionals. The Civilian Medical Resources Network attempts to address these unmet needs. Participants in the Network include primary care and mental health practitioners in all regions of the country. Network professionals provide independent assessments, clinical interventions in acute situations, and documentation that assists GIs in obtaining reassignment or discharge. Most clients who use Network services come from low-income backgrounds and manifest psychological rather than physical disorders. Qualitative themes in professional-client encounters have focused on ethical conflicts, the impact of violence without meaning (especially violence against civilians), and perceived problems in military health and mental health policies. Unmet needs of active duty military personnel deserve more concerted attention from medical professionals and policy makers.

  10. DOD Financial Management: Additional Efforts Needed to Improve Audit Readiness of Navy Military Pay and Other Related Activities (United States)


    of Major Systems Involved in Processing and Reporting Navy Military Payroll 8 Figure 3: Management Representation Letter Timeline for the April in Cleveland, Ohio, is responsible for computing the Navy’s military payroll using the Defense Joint Military Pay System -Active Component (DJMS...military payroll , as shown in figure 2. Figure 2: Overview of Major Systems Involved in Processing and Reporting Navy Military Payroll 18Defense Joint

  11. Understanding the Effects of Deployment on Military Families: Implications for Early Childhood Practitioners (United States)

    Barbee, Ellie Ketchem; Correa, Vivian I.; Baughan, Cynthia C.


    Early childhood professionals can provide services and effective support to assist military families with healthy coping and functioning before, during, and after deployment. The purpose of this article is to examine what is known about the effects of stressors associated with the military lifestyle and how they impact returning military members,…

  12. The Professional Military and War Toleration (United States)


    conscription system and that any 1 Maurice Matloff, U.S. Army in WW2 : War Department, Strategic Planning Warfare, citation of interview with General George C...constraints in small wars when they have to maintain the conflicts “morally and in a less costly manner. Democracies can mobilize its technological edge to... British forces lowered public resistance to use of force, and helped the nation absorb the inevitable losses.38 This indicates that democracies with

  13. Moral Intuition and the Professional Military Ethic (United States)


    future dialog.” The purpose of this paper is to add to that dialog. Why do parents at a youth soccer game sometimes go to fists regarding a perceived...cry at a change of command? Why do fans of opposing NFL teams support or malign the same referee? Recall in your mind‟s eye, the story of Helen of

  14. Military Geography for Professionals and the Public (United States)


    chapter during the gestation period. Two retired Army four-star generals merit special mention in that regard: General Frederick J. Kroesen...trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) to yaws and yellow fever. Acute respiratory diseases as well as penicillin-resistant strains of syphilis and gonorrhea are

  15. Arterial pressure control for nursing military professionals

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    Jorge Luiz Lima da Silva


    Full Text Available Objetivo: Verificar quais os fatores de risco para a HAS que os profissionais militares da área de enfermagem identificam em seu estilo de vida; classificar os níveis pressóricos dos profissionais. Método: Quantitativo, embasado em pesquisa descritiva. Resultados: Participaram do estudo 40 profissionais militares da área de enfermagem. Foram identificados os seguintes fatores de risco para a HAS na população estudada: uso de contraceptivos hormonais (8,0%, tabagismo (7,0%, etilismo (2,0%, sedentarismo (21,0%, estresse (25,0%, consumo excessivo de sal (11,0%, obesidade (8,0% e dieta hipercalórica e hiperprotéica (18,0%.  A classificação da pressão arterial dos sujeitos revelou que 70,0% demonstraram valores pressóricos considerados normais ou ótimo, 12,5% valores considerados limítrofes e 17,5% comprovaram HAS. Conclusão: O estudo denota a necessidade de mudanças no estilo de vida dos profissionais, pois os fatores de risco associados aos níveis pressóricos podem contribuir para o aparecimento de HAS na população estudada. Descritores: Pressão arterial, hipertensão, enfermagem, enfermagem militar.

  16. Study of Female Junior Officer Retention and Promotion in the U.S. Navy (United States)


    14 4. JOB PERFORMANCE ...............................................................15 III. LITERATURE REVIEW... representation in the military. Further, once commissioned in the military, the retention rates of mid-level female officers tend to be lower than those of...III reviews selected literature on the topic of gender integration in the military. Chapter IV describes the variables used in the study. Chapter IV

  17. 75 FR 30002 - Federal Advisory Committee; Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services (United States)


    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Federal Advisory Committee; Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military... terminating the Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services, effective June 1, 2010. FOR...

  18. Army Nurses’ Experiences as Faculty and Students’ Perceptions of Military Nursing (United States)


    officers believed that this approach relieved everyone’s anxiety about the military uniform. Theme Two: Army Officers Transforming Faculty Attitudes...notion of external controls. Said one student cloaked this in his lack of “confidence” in a commitment to the military. About this he ruminated , “I really

  19. [The military odyssey of Norman Bethune]. (United States)

    Alexander, C A


    While visiting the People's Republic of China in 1982, I became aware of the work of the Canadian, Norman Bethune, as a military surgeon. Bethune first served as a stretcher - bearer in an ambulance unit and later as a medical officer with the Allies during the First World War. He also participated in the Spanish Civil War as a military physician. He died in China while serving with Mao Tsetung's Eighth Route Army, fighting the Japanese invaders in Yen'an. Bethune pioneered the use of whole blood transfusions in combat areas, first in Spain and then in China. In the annals of Chinese military history, he has been given an honored place as a military surgeon and a martyr. He is also credited in China, with improving the practice of battlefield medicine, as an organizer, teacher and innovator. Bethune's fame in China is now spreading to Canada.

  20. A Test-Bed of Secure Mobile Cloud Computing for Military Applications (United States)


    SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: Many military applications have the following characteristics: they start from a mobile device (e.g., a night vision...Army Research Office P.O. Box 12211 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2211 Test-bed, Mobile Cloud Computing, Security , Military Applications REPORT...journals: Final Report: A Test-bed of Secure Mobile Cloud Computing for Military Applications Report Title Many military applications have the

  1. Military Retirement: Background and Recent Developments (United States)


    Liability .................................................................................................................. 20 Figures Figure 1. Active... Civil Service.  To provide a reserve pool of experienced military manpower that can be called upon in time of war or national emergency to augment...actuarial principles and taking into consideration cost-of-living-adjustments. 17 This will be calculated by the DOD Office of the Actuary using average

  2. Soldiers’ quality of life during military service

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    Dedić Gordana


    Full Text Available Quality of life of soldiers is the ability to participate in professional activities during the military service in accordance with intrapsychic state. The aim of this study was to establish the categories of quality of life, which are important for soldiers' adjustment during the military service. The investigation was performed on the subjects of the two squads of soldiers of Yugoslav Armed Forces, divided into three groups according to the period of investigations: after the first month, after the basic training, and at the end of military service. The applied instruments of the investigation were sociodemografic questionnaire and Quality of Life Scale (QLS. Statistical analysis of the obtained data was made by t-test. Investigation results showed that quality of life of soldiers during the military service depended on intrapsychic state, interpersonal relations and solidiers’ adjustment to common objects and activities, and did not depend on their occupational role.

  3. Rethinking the 1917 Military Juntas

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    Alberto Bru Sánchez-Fortún


    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to reinterpret the 1917 Military Juntas, analyzing them within the framework of Dr. Villacorta Baños’ defense, twenty-five years ago, of the defensive corporatism that various professional and bureaucratic groups developed in opposition to the state and society during the last decade of the 19th century and the first two decades of the 20th century. From this viewpoint, which up to the present has been ignored in studies of the military institution, we shall deny that the Juntas were just another of the many interventions of the Army to change the politics of the moment. On the contrary, we claim they represent a corporate movement aimed at defending the professional career of their associates, a career always questioned by the framework of cacique power abuse, which was the inner nature of the state during the Spanish Restoration; a problem the Army shared with the rest of public employees. Nonetheless, due to its extreme variety, the military corporation was unable to put together one single bargaining association. It was ultimately the scale, not the corps, which gave an aim to the divided junta movement. Thus, it propitiated the existence of various “Juntas” with corporate interests which were often conflicting. And so, instead of threatening the State with the powerful unity of the Army, they made their division evident, however much they tried to solve disagreements and settle conflicts.

  4. Military nurses in Venezuela and training process

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    Claudia Izquierdo-Martínez


    Full Text Available Nursing career professionals with solid-humanistic way scientific, ethical and basis in order that they can properly integrate the multidisciplinary team to creatively solve health problems through nursing care. This article analyzes the formation of the military nurse in Venezuela, with the help of logical historical method to uncover trends and regularities that characterize this process. The nurse is a professional attitudes, values, knowledge and skills to assume their social responsibility, applying theories and models of discipline in the promotion, prevention, recovery and rehabilitation of health. Similarly, military nurse career provides to the military institution and especially health institutions of the country leadership training in the management of custodial care, management and research on health and committed to education continues in his practice.

  5. The military physician and contested medical humanitarianism: a dueling identity? (United States)

    Gordon, Stuart


    A critical issue in the study of humanitarianism is who counts as a medical humanitarian. Military physicians are often characterized as caught between the potentially incompatible roles of physician and military professional. Medical NGOs, such as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), have also vociferously rejected military medical humanitarianism: questioning the mandate, skills, and appropriateness of military involvement in humanitarian medicine as well as the potential impact on 'humanitarian space'. Yet many military doctors contest this. Consequently this study examines the ways in which primarily British military physicians identify and manage their identities as both medical humanitarians and soldiers. The research utilized a mixed method, grounded theory approach involving systematic document searches/expert identification of a core literature of 300 policy and peer reviewed documents, plus grey literature and 53 formal medical post operational reports from units serving in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2004 and 2012. Semi structured interviews involved purposive sampling (34 respondents) ranging from a former Surgeon General to more junior staff. Methods also included an analysis of the original data and literature from the 2003 Medical Services Delphi study (involving an additional 40 experts and an extensive literature review) on military medical identity/future roles as well as direct observation of military doctors in Iraq and Afghanistan (two, 2 month research trips). The research concluded that military physicians conceived of themselves as autonomous medical humanitarians with an individual morality rooted in civilian medical ethics that facilitated resistance to the potentially hegemonic military identity. Nevertheless military physicians were part of a medical organization with fundamentally different priorities from those of civilian humanitarian physicians. Furthermore, the perceived emergence of multiple civilian 'humanitarianisms' has

  6. 77 FR 64189 - Changes to Representation of Others Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (United States)


    ... Trademark Office Code of Professional Responsibility set forth in 37 CFR 10.20 through 10.112. These rules... proposed USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct. The changes from the existing USPTO Code of Professional... Office Code of Professional Responsibility will assist interpretation of professional conduct standards...

  7. Residence Time and Military Workplace Literacies (United States)

    Doe, Sue; Doe, William W., III


    Despite widespread interest in the reintegration of Post-9/11 military veterans into civilian life, the literacies of Post-9/11 veterans, both academic and professional, remain largely untheorized. This paper addresses this dearth of information by examining the induction processes and resulting workplace literacies of soldiers, airmen/women,…

  8. Mentoring the Afghan Army at the Officer Academy in Kabul

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    Mynster Christensen, Maya

    Capacity building of host nation militaries is a central component of current multinational military operations, which is likely to become increasingly vital to future military interventions in conflict settings. Focusing on the mentoring of the Afghan National Army at the British-led officer aca...... of military-specific recommendations on ‘measurements of success’, ‘local ownership’, ‘mentoring’, ‘coalition cultures’ and ‘Afghan values and visions’, which may be helpful in generating sustainable security solutions in Afghanistan and beyond....

  9. Organizational commitment of military physicians. (United States)

    Demir, Cesim; Sahin, Bayram; Teke, Kadir; Ucar, Muharrem; Kursun, Olcay


    An individual's loyalty or bond to his or her employing organization, referred to as organizational commitment, influences various organizational outcomes such as employee motivation, job satisfaction, performance, accomplishment of organizational goals, employee turnover, and absenteeism. Therefore, as in other sectors, employee commitment is crucial also in the healthcare market. This study investigates the effects of organizational factors and personal characteristics on organizational commitment of military physicians using structural equation modeling (SEM) on a self-report, cross-sectional survey that consisted of 635 physicians working in the 2 biggest military hospitals in Turkey. The results of this study indicate that professional commitment and organizational incentives contribute positively to organizational commitment, whereas conflict with organizational goals makes a significantly negative contribution to it. These results might help develop strategies to increase employee commitment, especially in healthcare organizations, because job-related factors have been found to possess greater impact on organizational commitment than personal characteristics.

  10. An early career in the military: A developmental-contextual perspective

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    M. E. Kotze


    Full Text Available Young professional military officers' experience of their internal career development was studied longitudinally from a life-span, life-space approach. Significant transitions between the life roles of worker, student and leisurite, with concomitant changes in their value system, away from traditional military values towards occupationalism, were confirmed. Gender differences were found for the work and community roles as well as in the developmental patterns of the need for authority, creativity, cultural identity, physical activities, social relationships and variety. Significant differences between the career development profiles of military and civilian students with regard to life roles were revealed. Opsomming Jong militere beroepsoffisiere se belewenis van hulle interne loopbaanontwikkeling is longitudinaal uit 'n lewenspan-Iewensruimte benadering bestudeer. Beduidende oorgange tussen die werk-, studie- en ontspanningsrolle met gepaardgaande veranderinge in hulle waardestelsel, weg van tradisionele militere waardes in die rigting van 'n beroepsgeoriënteerde waardestelsel, is bevestig. Geslagsverskille is gevind wat betref die werk- en gemeenskapsrolle sowel as in die volgende ontwikkelingspatrone: 'n behoefte aan outoriteit, kreatiwiteit, kulturele identiteit, fisiese aktiwiteite, sosiale verhoudings en verskeidenheid. Beduidende verskille met betrekking tot lewensrolle het in die loopbaanontwikkelingsprofiele van militere en burgerlike studente aan die lig gekom.

  11. Military cultural competency: Understanding how to serve those who serve

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    Kimberlee Bethany Bonura


    Full Text Available The aim of this essay is to define and describe the different constituents of the military population, and present the challenges this demographic faces when pursuing higher education. The essay also discusses key aspects higher education professionals must understand in order to better serve military populations, such as federal regulations and military structures. After reviewing several reports from the government and organizations that support military populations, the authors found more research is needed in order to better understand the unique challenges of civilian male spouses of active duty service members, and both male and female spouses of disabled veterans and military retirees, as research and reports have historically excluded these populations. The authors conclude by presenting best practices higher education institutions can put into practice to better serve military populations. DOI: 10.18870/hlrc.v5i2.226

  12. Reports and maps of the Military Geology Unit, 1942-1975 (United States)

    Leith, William; Bonham, Selma


    Included here are reports and maps which were prepared in the Military Geology Unit of the U. S. Geological Survey from 1942 through 1975. In addition to the references prepared primarily for military use and listed here, more than 200 reports of more general geologic interest were prepared for publication as Survey bulletins and professional papers and in outside journals. These reports are listed in "Publications of the Geological Survey" and other bibliographies. Military Geology reports generally include basic subjects such as rock types, soils, water resources, landforms and vegetation, as well as interpretive subjects such as suitability of terrain for cross-country movement and for construction of roads and airfields in areas throughout the world. Reports on specific areas range from generalized texts with small scab maps derived from published sources to detailed texts with large-scale maps commonly based on photo-interpretation and, especially for Alaska and western Pacific islands, involving field mapping. Other reports treat topics of interest in military geology without reference to specific areas. A number of reports covering the moon include the first photogeologic map of the near side.Authors are cited for some kinds of reports; however, many intelligence reports were published anonymously. Most of the reports were prepared by teams made up mainly of geologists but commonly including soils scientists, botanists, climatologists and geographers. Nearly all the soil scientists and climatologists were members of the World Soil Geography Unit, Soil Survey, Soil Conservation Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture. Manuscripts from this Unit were passed through a common review and other processing, as were the manuscripts originating in the Military Geology office, to be issued under the aegis of the latter. In some instances where it has not been possible to list all authors, names of project supervisors are given.File copies of many of the Military

  13. 46 CFR 11.505 - Engineer officer structure. (United States)


    ... 46 Shipping 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Engineer officer structure. 11.505 Section 11.505... OFFICER ENDORSEMENTS Professional Requirements for Engineer Officer § 11.505 Engineer officer structure. The following diagram illustrates the engineering endorsement structure including cross over points...

  14. Stress, Sleep and Depressive Symptoms in Active Duty Military Personnel. (United States)

    Chou, Han-Wei; Tzeng, Wen-Chii; Chou, Yu-Ching; Yeh, Hui-Wen; Chang, Hsin-An; Kao, Yu-Chen; Huang, San-Yuan; Yeh, Chin-Bin; Chiang, Wei-Shan; Tzeng, Nian-Sheng


    The military is a unique occupational group and, because of this, military personnel face different kinds of stress than civilian populations. Sleep problems are an example. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between sleep problems, depression level and coping strategies among military personnel. In this cross-sectional study, military personnel completed the Beck Depression Inventory, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and the Jalowiec Coping Scale. An evaluation of the test scores showed that officers had better sleep quality and fewer depressive symptoms than enlisted personnel. Military personnel with higher educational levels and less physical illness also had fewer depressive symptoms. Officers and noncommissioned officers preferred problem-focused strategies. Those with higher Beck Depression Inventory and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index scores and those who drank alcohol frequently preferred affective-focused strategies. Our results revealed that sleep quality, physical illness and alcohol consumption were associated with the mental health of military personnel. Treating these factors may improve the mental health of military personnel and enhance effective coping strategies. Copyright © 2016 Southern Society for Clinical Investigation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Physical qualification of school-leavers with different level of professional readiness and somatotypes at the stages of studying in the military institution of higher education of the forces of civil defence

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    Gonshovsky V.


    Full Text Available The dynamics of indexes of physical preparedness of rescuers is considered with the different levels of professional readiness and somatotypes. Probed 79 students. Formed battery from 14 tests. Professional readiness of graduating students was determined on results state examinations. Considerable divergences are exposed between excellent student and students with the lower levels of professional readiness. The necessity of account of these excellent student is rotined at forming of optimum maintenance of physical preparation.

  16. Media | Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research (United States)

    The Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research (OCCPR) is committed to providing the media with timely and accurate information.  This section offers key resources for patients, cancer researchers, physicians, and media professionals.

  17. China's Military Potential

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    Wortzel, Larry


    The People's Republic of China (PRC) is seen by many as an economic powerhouse with the world's largest standing military that has the potential to translate economic power into the military sphere...

  18. Military Effectiveness: A Reappraisal

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    Bernasconi, Jeffrey J


    .... Two divergent theories cover the ground of military effectiveness. One looks at the interaction of social structures, whereas the other looks at the effect organization has on military effectiveness...

  19. TRICARE, Military Health System (United States)

    ... Claim Get Proof of TRICARE Coverage View My Military Health Record Less TRICARE Enrollment Freeze Starting Dec. ... Disaster Information Download a Form Go Paperless My Military Health Records Multimedia Center Plan Information Kits Recoupment ...

  20. New York-Tidewater Chapters' History of Military Medicine Award. The military odyssey of Norman Bethune. (United States)

    Alexander, C A


    While visiting the Peoples Republic of China in 1982, I became aware of the work of the Canadian, Norman Bethune, as a military surgeon. Bethune first served as a stretcher-bearer in an ambulance unit and later as a medical officer with the Allies during the First World War. He also participated in the Spanish Civil War as a military physician. He died in China while serving with Mao Tse-tung's 8th Route Army, fighting the Japanese invaders in Yenan. Bethune pioneered the use of whole blood transfusions in combat areas, first in Spain and then in China. In the annals of Chinese military history, he has been given an honored place as a military surgeon and a martyr. He is also credited in China with improving the practice of battlefield medicine, as an organizer, teacher, and innovator. Bethune's fame in China is now spreading to Canada.

  1. National Military Family Association (United States)

    ... Take Action Volunteer Mark Your Calendar Donate Twitter Facebook Instagram Donate Appreciating Military Families: Meet the Wilsons This ... © 2017 - National Military Family Association Twitter Facebook Pinterest Instagram Charity Navigator Four Star Charity GuideStar Exchange Better ...



    military posture has since been an enduring concern with each new administration entering the presidential office. The current presidential... military personnel.”30 His administration would also appear as reneging on a security commitment the US assumed after WW I, instilling fear...disposition of military overseas posture. This administration needs to acquire a full comprehensive understand of all the military does at home and

  3. Military Review. Volume 92, Number 4, July-August 2012 (United States)


    based on assigned field grade officer strength. Military Review is available online at Military Review (US ISSN 0026...Northrop Grumman), crossing the 100 kW threshold meant weapons- grade high-energy lasers were in the offing. Simply put, a laser is energy, and the more...the Parts Unfortunately, Unified Land Operations does not provide the necessary details. In content, it defaults to reasonable but timid generalities of

  4. U.S.-India Military Relationship: Matching Expectations (United States)


    Glacier , the requests were denied by New Delhi, as the U.S. Central Command is responsible for military relations with Pakistan and not India.57 On 11 and...the HIV virus.102 Aviation Leadership Program ( ALP ): The ALP is a U.S. Air Force program that trains one Indian Air Force flight lieutenant on programs have the support of the most-senior military officers. 25 Aviation Leadership Program ( ALP ): The ALP program should be increased to

  5. The Debate about Soviet Military Doctrine and Forces (United States)


    sistema stroitel’stva vooruzhennykh sil" [A Militia- Territorial System of Construction for the Armed Forces), Voennaya Mysl’, no. 6 (June), 1960, pp. 92...first, those who have served the prescribed time and have pension rights and housing and, second, those who were drafted for active military service...experience of the Khrushchev unilateral reductions, when discharged officers often were denied their military pensions and thrust into dire straits. The

  6. Military Retirement Fund Audited Financial Report. Fiscal Year 2015 (United States)


    i Fiscal Year 2015 Military Retirement Fund Audited Financial Report November 6, 2015 i Table of Contents Management’s...benefits. The MRF accumulates funds to finance , on an actuarial basis, the liabilities of DoD under military retirement and survivor benefit programs...Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), and (3) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD(P&R

  7. Capitalizing on Military Nurse Skills for Second-Career Leadership and Staff Development Roles. (United States)

    Lake, Donna M; Allen, Patricia E; Armstrong, Myrna L


    Nursing continues to face professional workforce and diversity shortage problems. This article advocates for examining an untapped resource-the consideration of applicants for nursing leadership and educational positions in civilian health care organizations. This untapped resource is highly qualified, already retired (or going to be separated) military nurse officers (MNOs) who possess extensive health care knowledge, as well as distinctive ethnicity and gender composition. Clinical educators, as part of the organizational leadership, can play an important role in assisting the MNO civilian position assimilation because they come from a structured and unique cultural environment. Several innovative preparatory strategies are proposed to highlight the organization's support and commitment regarding preselection, recruiting, hiring, and mentoring, including the use of a specific navigational mentor to achieve the necessary acquired cultural assimilation for the MNO's success, satisfaction, and retention. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2016;47(11):503-510. Copyright 2016, SLACK Incorporated.

  8. [Raymond François Denis Pontier (1788-1854). Tribulations of an army medical officer of noble lineage]. (United States)

    Vayre, Pierre


    Born from a middle class family in the ancient province of Limousin Pontier was at first an officer of Military Health Service in 1809 and attended thesis in Montpellier in 1832. Prisoner in Russia he walked back to Uzerche and after 1830 he went again to military service during the military operations in Algeria. As Medical Officer in 1852 he took part in the eastern campaign as far as Varna where he found the hospital and died of cholera.

  9. [Military hospital in Bjelovar from 1900]. (United States)

    Habek, Dubravko; Fures, Rajko


    The new main military hospital building in Bjelovar, built in 1900-1901, was designed to provide full medical services to its patients, as it had patient rooms for soldiers and officers, doctor's office, a pharmacy, a laboratory, a kitchen with a dining room, toilet facilities, and storage for food and firewood in the basement. The building's right wing accommodated regimental doctors on the ground floor. The first floor had patient rooms with sanitary facilities and rooms for paramedics. In the hospital park there was a separate building for infectious diseases, auxiliary buildings, a disinfection facility, and a mortuary. For 35 years before World War 2, it had functioned as a military hospital with brief intervals when it provided services to the general public and outpatients. During the War it resumed its primary function and continued providing health care for the military until it was demolished in the late 1970s. This article is a contribution to the existing literature about military health care in Croatia, as there have been no earlier records about the Bjelovar hospital.

  10. Cashing In Stars: Does the Professional Ethic Apply in Retirement? (United States)


    Congress and the public at large. As Melanie Sloan, executive director of CREW, mentions, the political and public apathy is attributed to the high...begin with the premise of military of- ficers as “professionals.” As students of civil-military relations are aware, Samuel Huntington’s The Soldier and

  11. Military Social Work: Opportunities and Challenges for Social Work Education


    Wooten, Nikki R.


    Military social work is a specialized field of practice spanning the micro-macro continuum and requiring advanced social work knowledge and skills. The complex behavioral health problems and service needs of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans highlight the need for highly trained social work professionals who can provide militarily-relevant and culturally-responsive evidence-informed services. Responding to the military behavioral health workforce and service needs of recently returned veterans pr...

  12. The Best of Both Worlds: Psychiatry Training at Combined Civilian-Military Programs. (United States)

    Welton, Randon S; Hamaoka, Derrick A; Broderick, Pamela J; Schillerstrom, Jason E


    Air Force psychiatry faces the task of training competent military psychiatrists in an era of continuing reductions. Beginning in the 1980s, the Air Force started collaborating with University partners to create hybrid training programs, civilian-military psychiatry residencies. These mergers provide stability for Air Force psychiatry training in the face of increased operational missions and uncertain military recruiting. As a result of these combined programs, Air Force psychiatry residents gain access to a broader range of civilian clinical experience and expertise while maintaining a focus on distinctive military requirements. The combining of programs opens up options for academic activities which may not have otherwise existed. Both military and civilian residents benefit from the occupational psychiatry experiences available within military clinical sites. These programs give civilian residents a chance to assist active duty members and their families and provide insight into the military "lifecycle." These collaborations benefit the universities by providing access to a larger pool of residents and faculty. The synthesis of the military and civilian programs raises some ongoing obstacles such as civilian residents' ability to gain access to military resources. The programs must also accommodate separate mechanisms for selecting residents (the National Residency Matching Program versus the Joint Selection Board for Graduate Medical Education). Military residents must also comply with military standards and requirements while maintaining the universities' standards of conduct and professionalism. Merging military training programs into university programs creates a vibrant opportunity to create exceptional military and civilian psychiatrists.

  13. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Military Affairs. (United States)


    Army." But, as a matter of fact, the death of Private Grigoryan was related to a gross violation of safety measures at a construction site. The... health of the nation. To nationalistic elements one of the more important tasks is to undermine confidence and respect toward the army, and drive a wedge... creches , dairy kitchens, military exchanges, job placement for wives and not that of life in the capital, then the situation of naval officers

  14. Moral Obligation and the Military: Collected Essays (United States)


    Hippocratic oath ? Is there time to perform a thorough physical examina- tion of the terrorist to ensure that he can withstand the amount and form of torture... oath to not only defend the Constitution but also to pro- tect the lives and well-being of the citizenry. Hence, a leader of the civilian or military...obligation to perform those actions that fulfill the oath of office, and according to utilitarian argument, this obligation includes the use of

  15. Regulation of Private Military Companies in Iraq (United States)


    positions or stand in the way of normal promotion tracks of the local officer corps.”134 For example, David Adams and Paul De La Garza describe the...Privatising Security: Law, Practice and Governance of Private Military and Security Companies,” 63. 135 Paul De La Garza and David Adams “Contract’s...their superiors are not worth it, or simply because they are tired of the job, want to 139 De La Garza and

  16. Ingredients of military genius. Student essay

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    Blair, J.M.


    This article deals with military genius from an historical and a classical theory perspective. The author modifies an approach developed by Carl von Clausewitz that makes use of theory as a framework for the study of history. Clausewitz used theory to study campaigns of Napoleon. This article uses Clausewitz's theory of military genius to study some of the great captains of the American Civil War and World War II. Using seven qualities of military genius that Clausewitz lists in his ON WAR, a study was made to ascertain commonalities of behavior displayed by great battlefield generals. Historical examples are given which reflect the qualities of military genius. The basic hypothesis of the article is that successful generals command their armies with their total being and not just one predominate aspect of their person. The underlying theme is that body, emotions, mind, and spirit must work in a relatively balanced manner which results in military genius being displayed. Historical example urges each senior officer to continually train and discipline his being in preparation for his possible future destiny.

  17. An introduction to the special section on U.S. military operations: effects on military members' partners and children. (United States)

    Kelley, Michelle L; Jouriles, Ernest N


    The deployment of U.S. military personnel to global hot spots, whether as combatants or as peacekeepers, has increased attention to the psychological well-being of military personnel and their family members. Despite the growing awareness that deployments have reverberating effects on all family members, theoretical explanations and empirical research on the impact of deployment on couple, family, and child adjustment, factors that serve to protect families from the demands of military employment, and effective methods of treating the mental health needs of military families are needed. The seven papers in this section increase our understanding of how the demands of U.S. military operations impact couples, family functioning, parenting, and child psychological adjustment and provide an additional resource for mental health professionals who work with these families.

  18. 77 FR 47440 - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Office of Disability Employment Program Accessible... (United States)


    ... information technology professionals and developers. Conducting trainings/webinars on issues related to accessible technology in the workplace, including use of emerging technologies to facilitate employment and... of the Assistant Secretary for Office of Disability Employment Program Accessible Technology Action...

  19. The Catholic Church, the American military, and homosexual reorientation therapy. (United States)

    Lutz, David


    Homosexual activist groups have targeted the Catholic Church and the American military as institutions especially in need of transformation. Associations of healthcare professionals are also under assault from homosexual activists. It is, nevertheless, appropriate for the Church and the military to defend themselves against this assault, to affirm that homosexuality is incompatible with Christian ethics and military service, and to help homosexuals free themselves from the vice of homosexuality. Arguments that homosexual reorientation therapy is unethical are unsound. Such therapy is consistent with the Christian virtue of charity.

  20. 32 CFR 1605.61 - Staff of area offices for selective service. (United States)


    ... 32 National Defense 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Staff of area offices for selective service... SERVICE SYSTEM SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM ORGANIZATION Area Office Administration § 1605.61 Staff of area... staff of each area office shall consist of as many compensated employees, either military or civilian...

  1. Enable and Succeed, Force and Fail: Military Intervention to Enable Democratization (United States)


    government.44 The Japanese colonial administration relied on its military officers and pro-Japanese collaborators to fill its ranks. After repatriation...the Kennedy administration and Johnson’s thereafter, the United States poured economic and military aid into South Korea and strongly affirmed its... military advantage when compared to the South Korean armed forces.143 As the Carter administration finalized the details of the withdrawal plan

  2. Education of Military Dependent Students: Better Information Needed to Assess Student Performance (United States)


    services, reside on federal property with a parent who is an accredited foreign military officer, reside on Indian lands, reside in low-rent housing, or...DOD to establish a 3 year pilot program to promote early childhood education for dependent children affected by military deployment or relocation sessions on discipline with the at-home parent. Military parents we interviewed at one school district explained that sometimes the stigma

  3. Defense Acquisitions: Military Services Consistently Held Required Configuration Steering Boards That Actively Reviewed Requirements Changes (United States)


    the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, and the military services to review proposed changes to program requirements or system... services MDAPs. In July 2011, we found that the military services held a CSB review for about 77 percent of the MDAPs in 2010, and that programs varied in...Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009, Congress directed DOD to establish and hold annual CSBs for the military

  4. The Future of the Russian Military: Constraints, Trends, and Factors Affecting Stability and Instability (United States)


    military: their characteristics, extent and probable future impact. Section II deals with comparisons and contrasts within the new Russian military today...from the ’new structures’. I’m your military astrologer -parapsychologist!", Armlia (Army), No 14, July, 1992. Figure (3). Wife to Officer-husband: "Do we...examination of some of the serious problems which exist at unit levels in the Russian armed forces, which, in the author’s experience, were probably not

  5. About Military Sexual Trauma

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  8. The Military's Business

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    Rasmussen, Mikkel Vedby

    If the military were a business, would you buy shares? Over recent years, Western armed forces, particularly the US, have been costing more yet achieving less. At the same time, austerity measures are reducing defence budgets. This book uses defence data to examine the workings of modern Western...... militaries and explore what kind of strategies can overcome this gap between input and output. Instead of focusing on military strategy, Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen seeks to draw on the ideas of business strategy to assess alternative business cases - reforming military HR to combat instability in the 'Global...

  9. The Military's Business

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    Rasmussen, Mikkel Vedby

    militaries and explore what kind of strategies can overcome this gap between input and output. Instead of focusing on military strategy, Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen seeks to draw on the ideas of business strategy to assess alternative business cases - reforming military HR to combat instability in the 'Global......If the military were a business, would you buy shares? Over recent years, Western armed forces, particularly the US, have been costing more yet achieving less. At the same time, austerity measures are reducing defence budgets. This book uses defence data to examine the workings of modern Western...

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  13. Whistleblower Protection: DOD Needs to Enhance Oversight of Military Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations (United States)


    WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION DOD Needs to Enhance Oversight of Military Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations Report...00-2015 to 00-00-2015 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Whistleblower Protection: DOD Needs to Enhance Oversight of Military Whistleblower Reprisal...Government Accountability Office Highlights of GAO-15-477, a report to congressional requesters May 2015 WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION DOD

  14. 32 CFR Appendix A of Part 216 - Military Recruiting Sample Letter of Inquiry (United States)


    ... 32 National Defense 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Military Recruiting Sample Letter of Inquiry A... DEFENSE (CONTINUED) MISCELLANEOUS MILITARY RECRUITING AND RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS PROGRAM ACCESS TO... Recruiting Sample Letter of Inquiry (Tailor letter to situation presented) Dr. John Doe, President, ABC...

  15. 75 FR 37410 - Federal Advisory Committee; Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing (United States)


    ... Office of the Secretary Federal Advisory Committee; Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing AGENCY: Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, DoD. ACTION: Meeting notice...D announces that the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing will meet on July 22...

  16. 77 FR 68746 - Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing; Federal Advisory Committee Meeting (United States)


    ... DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing; Federal Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness... advisory committee meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing will take place...

  17. 75 FR 69641 - Meeting of the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC) (United States)


    ... Chairman opening remarks. General Lyles discusses work of leadership subcommittee. Deliberation of... Doc No: 2010-28641] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Meeting of the Military Leadership... Advisory Committee meeting of the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC) will take place: DATES...

  18. A New Type of Great Power Relationship Between the United States and China: The Military Dimension (United States)


    naval activity in its economic exclusion zone (EEZ), including what the British call “military data gather- ing,” is a kind of tactical/battlefield...Germany, Imperial Japan, or the Soviet Union. This degree of slow professional military conver- gence is unlikely to produce fast and decisive results...expansion of its International Military and Educational Training (IMET) programs (such as happened with Indonesia, Malaysia , Cambodia, the

  19. Modification of the Computer Adaptive Screening Test (CAST) for Use by Recruiters in All Military Services

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    McBride, James


    .... The Joint Recruiting Information Support Systems Program Management Office (JRISS PMO) program requested modifications to CAST to make it suitable for use by recruiters in all of the U.S. military services...

  20. Military and Political Studies

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    Alexey I. Podberyozkin


    Full Text Available Military-political issues is an important area of research work at MGIMO. The difference in this direction from the classical international specialization is that it is at the intersection of several disciplines: military science, military-technical and military-industrial as well as International Relations. A specialist in military and political issues should not only be an expert in the field of international relations and diplomacy, but also have a deep knowledge of military-technical issues to understand the basic trends in the development of scientific and technological progress and its impact on the balance of forces in the world. Global changes in the balance of power and the nature of the conflict, the emergence of new types of weapons are changing the basic methods and approaches to the art of war, which requires a science-based perspective on problem solving and multi-disciplinary approach in achieving the goals. Military and political studies allow us to understand how the development of military technology and military organization of the state affected by the political situation in the world, the national security of the country and its place in the system of international relations. Military-political research has been developing at MGIMO for a few decades. It laid down the basis for a scientific school of political-military studies. Its founding fathers were such prominent scholars of international affairs, as I.G. Usachyov, A.D. Nikonov, A.G. Arbatov, V.G. Baranovsky, V.M. Kulagin, A.N. Nikitin and other well-known experts. Their work covers a wide range of military and political issues, including the topics of arms control and disarmament, international, and especially European security, military policy, NATO, the Western military-political doctrines and their practical application. Now the lead in the development of this research at MGIMO has taken Center for Military-Political Studies, which became a concentration of relevant

  1. A Review of Education and Training for Officers (RETO). Volume 4. Rank- Independent Issue (United States)


    merits mention here is the steadily increasing size of the American Latino population, especially in certain areas of the country, and the special...bilingual implications that a larger military Latino population might involve. The Military Family "...[T]he family more than any other major social...major Southwest military posts. Empl6ying focused interviews, data were obtained from 50 permanent party officers’ vives . Findings showed that an Army

  2. Predicting Airport Screening Officers' Visual Search Competency With a Rapid Assessment. (United States)

    Mitroff, Stephen R; Ericson, Justin M; Sharpe, Benjamin


    Objective The study's objective was to assess a new personnel selection and assessment tool for aviation security screeners. A mobile app was modified to create a tool, and the question was whether it could predict professional screeners' on-job performance. Background A variety of professions (airport security, radiology, the military, etc.) rely on visual search performance-being able to detect targets. Given the importance of such professions, it is necessary to maximize performance, and one means to do so is to select individuals who excel at visual search. A critical question is whether it is possible to predict search competency within a professional search environment. Method Professional searchers from the USA Transportation Security Administration (TSA) completed a rapid assessment on a tablet-based X-ray simulator (XRAY Screener, derived from the mobile technology app Airport Scanner; Kedlin Company). The assessment contained 72 trials that were simulated X-ray images of bags. Participants searched for prohibited items and tapped on them with their finger. Results Performance on the assessment significantly related to on-job performance measures for the TSA officers such that those who were better XRAY Screener performers were both more accurate and faster at the actual airport checkpoint. Conclusion XRAY Screener successfully predicted on-job performance for professional aviation security officers. While questions remain about the underlying cognitive mechanisms, this quick assessment was found to significantly predict on-job success for a task that relies on visual search performance. Application It may be possible to quickly assess an individual's visual search competency, which could help organizations select new hires and assess their current workforce.

  3. Cognitive Apprenticeship in Military Teacher Induction: Facilitating the Transition from War Fighter to Educator at the United States Air Force Academy (United States)

    Swaim, Thomas T.


    This qualitative research study examined teacher induction in the military undergraduate education context. The U.S. Air Force Academy relies on approximately 520 military and civilian instructors to educate nearly 4000 future military officers each year. It is imperative to our nation's security that these educators be highly skilled and…

  4. Stage Evolution of Office Automation Technological Change and Organizational Learning. (United States)

    Sumner, Mary


    A study was conducted to identify stage characteristics in terms of technology, applications, the role and responsibilities of the office automation organization, and planning and control strategies; and to describe the respective roles of data processing professionals, office automation analysts, and users in office automation systems development…

  5. Change, organisational culture and the development of the South African Military Academy to 2009

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    G E (Deon Visser


    Full Text Available This article investigates the impact of change and organisational culture on the growth and development of the South African Military Academy. It explores the impact of Nationalist Party rule since 1948 and black majority rule since 1994 on the institutional culture of the South African military and how that influenced the development of the Military Academy. This is intertwined with an investigation of the nature and impact of the diverging military and academic subcultures at the Academy. The article contends that, together with the historical exclusion of blacks and women from the military, the marginalisation of white English-speaking citizens by Nationalist Party rule denied the Academy the exploitation of a significant portion of the country’s human resource potential in the interest of institutional development. The same happened with the introduction of racial quotas and the marginalisation of whites since 1994. The Military Academy has, furthermore, historically been too reflective of the organisational culture of the South African National Defence Force and its predecessors instead of informing that culture to meet the challenges of military professionalism. The Academy has a potentially vital educational role to play in the South African and Sub-Saharan African militaries, but requires some changes in its organisational culture to fulfil that mission. Keywords: South African Military Academy, organisational culture, military culture, military education, Stellenbosch University Disciplines: Military History, Industrial Psychology

  6. Between security and military identities: The case of Israeli security experts. (United States)

    Grassiani, Erella


    The relationship between private security professionals and the military in Israel is complex. While there is growing attention to the fact that security and military actors and their activities are becoming increasingly blurred, the Israeli case shows something different. In this ground-up analysis of the relationship between private security practices and the military, I investigate its constant negotiation by private security professionals through their identification with and differentiation from the military, whereby they reconfigure the meaning of military capital. This identity work should be understood, I propose, within the strongly militarist context of Israeli society, where military capital is highly valued. I argue that actors who exit the military system feel the need to demonstrate the added value of their work in the private sector in order for it to gain value in the light of the symbolic capital given to the military. I analyse these processes as leading to a new kind of militarism, which includes security skills and ideas about professionalism. Such an approach sheds new light on the ways in which security actors can actively reconfigure the workings of military capital in and outside the nation-state and produce a different kind of militarism.


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    The military glider has, arguably, enjoyed the briefest life span of any major military equipment type - spanning not much more than a decade and a half from the entry into production of the first, to the demise of the concept as such. Dur- ing its heyday, however, the glider was instru- mental in not a few spectacular ...

  8. Movies and the Military (United States)


    planned as a Rorschach test . He is what people who believe in military values can see as the true military hero-the red-blooded American who loves to...noble struggle. of the movies produced during World War I met the test of greatness. The great films about the war would be made in later years by

  9. Influence of Knowledge and Attitudes on Smoking Habits Among Young Military Conscripts in Taiwan

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    Yaoh-Shiang Lin


    Conclusion: Knowledge and attitudes about smoking are significantly associated with the status of cigarette smoking. These findings can help public health professionals develop effective policies and smoking prevention and cessation programs among young military conscripts in Taiwan.

  10. 19 CFR 145.39 - Articles for diplomatic officers, representatives of international organizations, and foreign... (United States)


    ... of international organizations, and foreign military personnel. 145.39 Section 145.39 Customs Duties..., representatives of international organizations, and foreign military personnel. Free entry of articles in mail articles addressed to diplomatic officers, representatives of certain international organizations, and...

  11. The Military's Business

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    Rasmussen, Mikkel Vedby

    South' or utilising new technologies to overcome the prohibitive costs of current systems. Analysing the philosophical, strategic and budgetary underpinnings of these alternatives, he concludes that a more radical break from current military organisational practices is needed which would allow them......If the military were a business, would you buy shares? Over recent years, Western armed forces, particularly the US, have been costing more yet achieving less. At the same time, austerity measures are reducing defence budgets. This book uses defence data to examine the workings of modern Western...... militaries and explore what kind of strategies can overcome this gap between input and output. Instead of focusing on military strategy, Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen seeks to draw on the ideas of business strategy to assess alternative business cases - reforming military HR to combat instability in the 'Global...

  12. The Military's Business

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    Rasmussen, Mikkel Vedby

    If the military were a business, would you buy shares? Over recent years, Western armed forces, particularly the US, have been costing more yet achieving less. At the same time, austerity measures are reducing defence budgets. This book uses defence data to examine the workings of modern Western...... militaries and explore what kind of strategies can overcome this gap between input and output. Instead of focusing on military strategy, Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen seeks to draw on the ideas of business strategy to assess alternative business cases - reforming military HR to combat instability in the 'Global...... South' or utilising new technologies to overcome the prohibitive costs of current systems. Analysing the philosophical, strategic and budgetary underpinnings of these alternatives, he concludes that a more radical break from current military organisational practices is needed which would allow them...

  13. 5 CFR 2635.806 - Participation in professional associations. [Reserved (United States)


    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Participation in professional associations. 2635.806 Section 2635.806 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS GOVERNMENT ETHICS... Participation in professional associations. ...

  14. Young Australians’ Attitudes to the Military and Military Service


    Ben Wadham; Grace Skrzypiec; Phillip Slee


    What are young Australians’ understandings of, and attitudes to, the military and military service? This article describes a pilot study of 320 young Australian university students’ attitudes to the military and military service during a time when Australia was engaged in the Afghanistan war. The main purpose of this study was to develop a survey instrument for further work in researching civil–military relations in Au...

  15. Experiences of combat medical technician continuous professional development on operations. (United States)

    Randall-Carrick, J V


    Whilst on operations, British military medical staff strive to provide high quality medical care to deployed soldiers. The application of UK Health Care Governance principles, particularly Clinical Professional Development (CPD), is especially challenging on operations. This article highlights some of the difficulties faced and the solutions generated to facilitate good CPD of Combat Medical Technicians (CMTs) deployed to Afghanistan on Operation HERRICK 13. The article describes the opportunities for CMTs to develop their skills in the assessment and management of trauma and primary health complaints. It also describes the difficulties in capturing this development especially when the supervision of CMTs was limited, with variable communication modalities and within the current limitations of the CMT portfolio. Solutions described include the use of individual reflective practice, face-to-face supervision and assessment by Medical Officers, Significant Event Reports, the mandatory After Action Review Process, and the development of formal standardised CMT CPD. This included refresher training after return from leave, Senior Medical Officer (SMO) weekly lectures and the SMO weekly report. Finally, the future of CMT CPD is raised and it is hoped that this article will stimulate debate into how to approach these challenges and refine these processes further.

  16. Military Medical Revolution: Military Trauma System (United States)


    noted in the 1996 Military Medi- cine TCCC article were not new but rather were built on observations and recommendations of earlier authors;7Y11 these...Milit Med. 1987;152:617 622. 12. Holcomb JB, McMullen NR, Pearse L, et al. Causes of death in Special Operations Forces in the Global War on Terror

  17. [Impact on the effectiveness of the special undeground constructions personnel of the professional content physical trainings]. (United States)

    Ivashchenko, S M; Huzov, V V; Olym, M Iu


    The article presents data obtained in the study the degree of influence of physical training and vocational orientation of applied performance-career professionals who perform work as intended in the special underground facilities. The research, conducted with the assistance of civil and military professionals (mining engineers and military signalers) have shown that the lessons of professional-applied physical training have a positive effect on the performance of both types of specialists.

  18. American Military Ethics: Stalwart in a Changing Society (United States)


    operations goes against societal norms of ethical behavior. The fact is, this is what is required of the military professional on a daily basis...healthy communicative relationship supported by credible ethical rhetoric.27 He asserted that it is hard to specify when journalists began to espouse... Ethics , 180. 32 Hallin, The Uncensored War, 7. 13 actors.33 Ward concluded that professional journalists embraced pragmatic objectivity because

  19. baptist ethics of conscientious objection to military service in south

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    In this respect, the law lagged behind corresponding statutes in many European and. American countries. Nevertheless, members of the few pacifist churches in South Africa .... ment high school in Kempton Park, where he matriculated in 1974. ..... playing sport, however, so another officer sent Steele to the military police.

  20. Producing Military Commanders: A Systemic Exploration of the Development Environment (United States)


    all decisions and learning is important for developing officers. Motivation and Personality by Abraham Maslow gives readers a relevant explanation...Center of Military History, 1992. Lawson, Bryan. How Designers Think: The Design Process Demystified. Burlington: Elsevier Linacre House, 2007. Maslow ... Abraham H. Motivation and Personality. New York: Harper & Row, 1954. Paul, Richard and Linda Elder. Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of

  1. Military-geographic evaluation of the Julian Alps area

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    Zvonimir Bratun


    Full Text Available The Julian Alps have been of military significance since Roman times in a military geographic sense because of its valleys, mountain passes and lines of defence on mountain ridges. They became especially important in the 19th and 20th century. The largest mountain front in World War I was located there,and evidence of that front is still visible today. The border between Italy and Yugoslavia in the heart of the Julian Alps was clearly a line of demarcation along the Soča and Sava watersheds and was reinforced with fortification, obstacles and trenches. During the Cold War, there was an ideological line of demarcation along the western edge of the Julian Alps as well. Military strategy in that area included the use of military geographic approaches in both westerly and easterly directions. After the geopolitical changes of 1991, the Julian Alps no longer had same military geographic significance in terms of Slovenian national security. Today other military activities are more important: training under mountains conditions for NATO soldiers, non-commissioned and commissioned officers takes place in the Pokljuka region and on the Triglav mountain chain. Military facilities have been taken on significance in the terms of tourism as well.

  2. CE: Military Sexual Trauma in Male Service Members. (United States)

    Eckerlin, Denise M; Kovalesky, Andrea; Jakupcak, Matthew


    : The experience of military sexual trauma (MST), which can result from assault, battery, or harassment of a sexual nature, may jeopardize the mental health of service members as well as that of their family members, colleagues, and community members. Although a greater proportion of female than male service members are subjected to MST, the Department of Defense estimates that the absolute numbers of affected men and women, across all ranks and branches of military service, are nearly equal because roughly 85% of military members are men. Little research has explored the effects of MST on men. This article discusses the unique ways in which men may experience MST, and examines how social stereotypes of masculinity, myths surrounding sexual assault, and military culture and structure often influence a man's interpretation of an attack and his likelihood of reporting the incident or seeking treatment. It describes current treatments for MST-related mental health conditions and addresses implications for nurses and other health care professionals.

  3. Sleep and Health Resilience Metrics in a Large Military Cohort. (United States)

    Seelig, Amber D; Jacobson, Isabel G; Donoho, Carrie J; Trone, Daniel W; Crum-Cianflone, Nancy F; Balkin, Thomas J


    Examine the relationship between self-reported sleep parameters and indicators of resilience in a US military population (n = 55,021). Longitudinal analyses (2001-2008) were conducted using subjective data collected from Millennium Cohort Study questionnaires and objective data from military records that included demographics, military health, and deployment information. Subjective sleep duration and insomnia symptoms were collected on the study questionnaire. Resilience metrics included lost work days, self-rated health, deployment, frequency and duration of health care utilization, and early discharge from the military. Generalized estimating equations and survival analyses were adjusted for demographic, military, behavioral, and health covariates in all models. The presence of insomnia symptoms was significantly associated with lower self-rated health, more lost work days, lower odds of deployment, higher odds of early discharge from military service early, and more health care utilization. Those self-reporting 8 h (long sleepers) of sleep per night had similar findings, except for the deployment outcome in which those with the shortest sleep were more likely to deploy. Poor sleep is a detriment to service members' health and readiness. Leadership should redouble efforts to emphasize the importance of healthy sleep among military service members, and future research should focus on the efficacy of interventions to promote healthy sleep and resilience in this population. A commentary on this article appears in this issue on page 963. © 2016 Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC.

  4. Trabalho e formação profissional do atendente de consultório dentário e do técnico em higiene dental Work and professional qualifications of dentist office attendants and of dental hygiene technicians

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    Márcia Boen Garcia Liñan


    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a formação de egressos dos cursos de atendente de consultório dentário (ACD e de técnico em higiene dental (THD, procurando compreender a importância dos cursos técnicos na melhoria do desempenho profissional, da renda individual e familiar, assim como a sua importância para uma melhor inserção no mercado de trabalho. Mostra que, apesar das deficiências assinaladas pelos egressos, a escola os qualificou adequadamente para o desempenho de suas funções. No entanto, as dificuldades por eles encontradas em termos de representação coletiva, a falta de prestígio social e a baixa credibilidade e respeito profissional que lhes consagram os cirurgiões-dentistas permanecem como problemas a serem enfrentados. A falta de legitimidade profissional que ainda os caracteriza faz com que os auxiliares da odontologia fiquem à mercê das oscilações do mercado de trabalho e das políticas de saúde. O artigo sustenta que a regulamentação dessas categorias de trabalhadores pode significar proteção técnica e ética, evitando a formação de monopólios profissionais e assegurando normas de eqüidade e justiça sociais para os profissionais da saúde bucal.This article analyzes the qualifications of dental office attendant (DOA and dental hygiene technician (DHT graduates, seeking to understand the importance technical courses have not only in improving their professional performance, individual and family incomes, but also their impact on these professionals' better placement in the work market. It shows that, despite the deficiencies these graduates mention, their schooling qualified them appropriately to perform their duties. However, the difficulties these professionals face in terms of collective representation, the lack of social prestige, and the low levels of professional credibility and respect they get from dentists remain hurdles to be faced. The lack of professional legitimacy that characterizes their work

  5. Military Social Work: Opportunities and Challenges for Social Work Education (United States)

    Wooten, Nikki R.


    Military social work is a specialized field of practice spanning the micro-macro continuum and requiring advanced social work knowledge and skills. The complex behavioral health problems and service needs of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans highlight the need for highly trained social work professionals who can provide militarily relevant and…

  6. Professional Certification (United States)

    WaterSense recognizes certification programs for irrigation professionals that meet the specification criteria. Certification programs cover three areas: irrigation system design, installation and maintenance, and system auditing.

  7. Análise Histórico-sociológica das mudanças comportamentais femininas e do impacto destas nas famílias militares * Historical and sociological analysis of women’s behavioral changes and their impact in military families

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Em uma análise complementar entre elementos teóricos sociológicos, metodologia e pesquisa histórica, buscamos compreender como as mudanças comportamentais empreendidas pelas mulheres, desde os anos 1960 até hoje, impactam nos arranjos familiares dos oficiais militares. Tendo o casamento como espaço onde o oficial encontra suporte para realizar suas exigências profissionais, bem como espaço para o exercício dos valores militares, cremos que é pertinente verificar como as alterações no comportamento feminino influem nestes arranjos familiares específicos. Utilizamos a História Oral como método de recolhimento e análise documental, percebemos uma crescente valorização da profissionalização feminina, que resulta em novos acordos familiares e em diferentes níveis de engajamento da esposa no projeto profissional do militar, afetando tanto a Família Militar quanto a instituição castrense.Palavras-chave: História; Sociologia; militares; família; mudanças comportamentais femininas.Abstract: In an additional analysis among theoretical and sociological elements, methodology and historical research, this study aims at understanding how women’s behavioral changes, since the decade of 1960, affect military officers’ familiar arrangements. Regarding marriage as a place where the military officer finds support to carry out his professional requirements, as well as his military values, we consider relevant verifying how women’s behavioral changes affect these specific familiar arrangements and, as a consequence, the regulations of the military institution. Documentary analysis and Oral History as method of collecting were used. These method allowed us to see a growing appreciation of female professionalization, which results in new family arrangements and at different levels of wife’s engagement in military’s professional project, affecting the Military Family and the military institution.Keywords: History; Sociology

  8. About Military Sexual Trauma

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  9. Forecasting military expenditure

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    Full Text Available To what extent do frequently cited determinants of military spending allow us to predict and forecast future levels of expenditure? The authors draw on the data and specifications of a recent model on military expenditure and assess the predictive power of its variables using in-sample predictions, out-of-sample forecasts and Bayesian model averaging. To this end, this paper provides guidelines for prediction exercises in general using these three techniques. More substantially, however, the findings emphasize that previous levels of military spending as well as a country’s institutional and economic characteristics particularly improve our ability to predict future levels of investment in the military. Variables pertaining to the international security environment also matter, but seem less important. In addition, the results highlight that the updated model, which drops weak predictors, is not only more parsimonious, but also slightly more accurate than the original specification.


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  11. Military Officer Personnel Management: Key Concepts and Statutory Provisions (United States)


    expertise included engineering, finance, intelligence, information operations, space operations, acquisition, civil affairs, and psychological operations...directing the use of weapons systems when needed, and deploying to austere locations—that require a common baseline of physical and psychological ... resignation , discharge, and retirement. Broadly speaking, separations are categorized as voluntary or mandatory, depending on whether they are initiated

  12. Introduction to Financial Management for Foreign Military Staff Officers (United States)


    strengths and weaknesses should be identified. The focus of this step is to identify the organization’s present strengths and weaknesses . 9 e. Identify...working knowledge of the material being discussed. This is not a good instruction format for individuals who have very little experience or are weak ...Control. McGraw-Hill: New York, 1983. 3. Harrington, H. James. The Improvement Process. McGraw-Hill: New York, 1987. 4. Imai, Masaaki. Kaizen . Random

  13. Prescreening Military Officer Candidates for High Level Security Clearances (United States)


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  14. Resilience among military youth. (United States)

    Easterbrooks, M Ann; Ginsburg, Kenneth; Lerner, Richard M


    Much research on children in military families has taken a deficit approach--that is, it has portrayed these children as a population susceptible to psychological damage from the hardships of military life, such as frequent moves and separation from their parents during deployment. But M. Ann Easterbrooks, Kenneth Ginsburg, and Richard M. Lerner observe that most military children turn out just fine. They argue that, to better serve military children, we must understand the sources of strength that help them cope with adversity and thrive. In other words, we must understand their resilience. The authors stress that resilience is not a personal trait but a product of the relationships between children and the people and resources around them. In this sense, military life, along with its hardships, offers many sources for resilience--for example, a strong sense of belonging to a supportive community with a shared mission and values. Similarly, children whose parents are deployed may build their self-confidence by taking on new responsibilities in the family, and moving offers opportunities for adventure and personal growth. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan drew more and more service members into combat, the military and civilian groups alike rolled out dozens of programs aimed at boosting military children's resilience. Although the authors applaud this effort, they also note that few of these programs have been based on scientific evidence of what works, and few have been rigorously evaluated for their effectiveness. They call for a program of sustained research to boost our understanding of military children's resilience.

  15. Office 2008 for Mac for dummies

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    Office 2008 for Mac is here, with great new enhancements to all your favorite office productivity tools. Who better than "Dr. Mac, "Bob LeVitus, to show you how to load and use them all? From choosing the best version for your needs to managing your life with your online calendar, Office 2008 For Mac For Dummies covers what you need to know. It compares the Student/Teacher Edition, Standard Edition, and Professional Edition, then walks you through installing your preferred version and keeping it up to date. You'll find out all the things you can do with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage,

  16. A blueprint for professionalizing humanitarian assistance. (United States)

    Walker, Peter; Hein, Karen; Russ, Catherine; Bertleff, Greg; Caspersz, Dan


    International humanitarian response to crises employs 210,000 people and accounts for nearly $15 billion in spending globally each year. Most action is carried out by not-for-profit organizations working with United Nations (UN) agencies, military organizations, and commercial entities. UN agencies employ many technical experts, often retaining them for five or more years. As yet there is no international professional apparatus to promote the quality and integrity of this workforce. This paper reports on research exploring the case for professionalizing humanitarian action through an international professional association, the development of core competencies, and the creation of a universal certification system for aid workers.

  17. Providing care to military personnel and their families: how we can all contribute. (United States)

    Gleeson, Todd D; Hemmer, Paul A


    Providing medical care to members of the military and their families remains a societal duty carried out not only by military physicians but also, and in large part, by civilian providers. As many military families are geographically dispersed, it is probable that all physicians at some point in their training or careers will care for this unique patient population. Understanding the military culture can help physicians provide the best care possible to our military families, and inclusion of military cultural competency curricula in all medical schools is a first step in advancing this understanding. The authors review the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that all health professionals should acquire to be able to care for those who serve and offer recommendations for developing these among all students and trainees.

  18. Caring sexual assault patients in the military: past, present, and future. (United States)

    Ferguson, Cynthia T


    Recently instituted sexual assault prevention and response policies and programs within the Department of Defense (DoD) have paved the way for significant improvements in the medical care of sexual assault patients in the military services. Military personnel who suffer assault are now able to choose a method of reporting that either immediately triggers an investigation or allows the incident to remain confidential. This process allows for the development of an enhanced trust in the system and allows military personnel to receive medical and forensic care on the level of their choice. Military medical professionals are continually striving to provide the highest standard of care for military personnel, DoD employees, and beneficiaries. The new policies and programs are continually taking shape; however, there are barriers to education and understanding of the sexual assault prevention and response processes that require increased coordination between military and civilian personnel and their medical services in order to provide optimum care for all patients involved.

  19. Dale Herspring, The Kremlin and the High Command. Presidential Impact on the Russian Military from Gorbachev to Putin

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    Isabelle Facon


    Full Text Available In late 2008 Russian civil-military relations underwent a difficult period. Following the war in Georgia, the political leadership initiated new efforts to reform the military. Anatoly Serdiukov, the Russian Defense Minister, was appointed in 2007 by former president Vladimir Putin with a clear mandate to control military spending and eliminate many redundant senior officer posts. Concurrently, the new Russian president, Dmitri Medvedev, has affirmed his predecessor’s position that the condit...

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  1. Outside financial interests in radiology offices: prevalence, payment, and practice patterns in involved offices. (United States)

    Deitch, C; Sunshine, J H; Bansal, S


    The purposes of our study were to (1) investigate the prevalence of different patterns of outside financial interests in radiology offices and of different methods of compensating these interests and (2) determine how the professional, operational, and practice characteristics of the offices vary with the patterns of outside interest. The term "office" means nonhospital practice sites, including those called imaging centers or clinics; "outside interests" refers to parties other than physicians in the group of physicians who serve the office. Data are for 516 office sites served by radiology groups. Data were collected as part of a national, stratified random sample survey of radiology groups in the United States done by the American College of Radiology in 1992. Responses were weighted to make the results representative of all radiology groups in the United States with offices. Parties other than the physicians in the practice serving an office had a financial interest in 41% of offices. In about half of these (20% of all offices), physicians in the practice had no financial interest at all. The most common categories of outside financial interest were referring physicians (21%), hospitals (19%), and non-physician entrepreneurs (12%); some offices reported more than one type of outside financial interest. All categories were more common in high-tech offices (offices that offered CT, MR imaging, or nuclear medicine studies) than in non-high-tech offices. Overall, 50% of high-tech offices and 35% of non-high-tech offices had outside financial interests. The most common method of compensating outsiders was giving them shares or dividends or a percentage of the profits. The average number of procedures per full-time-equivalent radiologist was higher in offices in which only outsiders (and not the group serving the office) had a financial interest than in other offices, and fewer of the former offices offered mammography. Offices with no outside interests were more

  2. Psychology of office design. (United States)

    Stone, M A; Stone, P H; Giffin, K S


    The design of a physician's office can affect whether patients return, follow advice, or recommend the physician to other people. Color is an important element in design. It can make people relaxed or excited; it can help or hinder vision. Decreased color perception and differentiation occurs with increased age. In addition, color reflects the personality of the person who chooses or uses it. Furniture also reflects personality. Arrangement is important in making people feel comfortable and easy and safe to move between pieces. Most people prefer to sit alone when waiting to see physicians. Firm-cushioned furniture with arm rests allows people to sit and rise more easily. Color, mirrors, glass, and other decorating items can help make a small space look larger, a narrow space wider, or a low space higher. Mixing textures creates interesting effects. Patterns in wall coverings and upholstery also increase visual interest and alter perception of size and shape. Personal mementos can make patients feel a physician is a more humane person, although they also can make a female physician appear less professional and capable, depending on the patients' perceptions. Even lighting levels increase visual acuity. People usually prefer some closeness in architecture as a defensive position. Institutionalized approaches to building increase patients' anxiety. The reception area makes the first impression. It should be welcoming, restful and divided into smaller waiting areas. Incandescent lighting is more relaxing than fluorescent.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  3. Remotely Effective: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, The Information Revolution in Military Affairs, and the Rise of the Drone in Southeast Asia (United States)


    Cass Publishers, 2002), 140–141. 10 Ibid. 11 Benbow, Magic Bullet, 25. 7 talent into the officer corps. The result was new organisation and doctrine...Structure Political Diversity Centralized, strong Diverse interests in dominant coalition; controversy in military organization Diffuse, weak Consensus dominant coalition; consensus in military organization Legal and regulatory framework Protection of intellectual property rights

  4. Personnel selection between aptitude tests and character assessment. The changing expertise of military psychologists in Germany, 1914-1942

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    Petri, S


    This article traces the changing methodological principles in the process of the institutionalization of German military psychology. The paper argues that during the development of selection procedures for officer cadets, military psychologists shaped their tests along the general lines of personnel

  5. 78 FR 32529 - Delegation to the Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs of Authority To Concur With... (United States)


    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Delegation to the Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs of Authority To Concur With Secretary of... 13, 2009, I hereby delegate to the Assistant Secretary of Political-Military Affairs, to the extent...

  6. 20 CFR 1002.54 - Are all military fitness examinations considered “service in the uniformed services?” (United States)


    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Are all military fitness examinations considered âservice in the uniformed services?â 1002.54 Section 1002.54 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF THE... Service in the Uniformed Services § 1002.54 Are all military fitness examinations considered “service in...

  7. Joint Task Force - Bravo: The U.S. Military Presence in Honduras, U.S. Policy for an Evolving Region (United States)


    cultural machismo of Latin American militaries makes rank very important in the minds of Latin American officers. Also, the DAO and USMilGP positions are...elected in Nicaragua. The military dictatorship in Haiti, recent coup attempt in Venezuela and insurgency in Mexico point to a Hemisphere that is not

  8. Outsourcing Wars Comparing Risk, Benefits and Motivation of Contractors and Military Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan (2009-2011)


    Wise, Jimmie I.


    MBA Professional Report Approved for public release, distribution unlimited This project compared risk, insurance benefits and motivation factors for contractors and U.S. Military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2009 to 2011. More contractors were killed than military personnel from January to June 2010 (Schooner and Swan, 2010). Findings revealed the following (1) contractors' medical insurance benefits were equitable to the U.S. Military personnel, (2) real inequity e...

  9. The Influence of Military Identity on Work Engagement and Burnout in the Norwegian Army Rapid Reaction Force


    Johansen, Rino Bandlitz; Martinussen, Monica; Kvilvang, Nils


    The present study examined the influence of military identity on work engagement and burnout among members in the Norwegian Army Rapid Reaction Forces (RRF). Hierarchical regression analyses found work engagement to be predicted by military identity (positively so by professionalism, and negatively by individualism), with individualism also predicting burnout. This is the first study to examine the unique influence of military identity on burnout and engagement among operational army personne...

  10. Occupational Stress among Nigerian Police Officers: An ...

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    They also responded to self- report scale on the use of alcohol, smoking, religiousity and seeking for ... Policemen and women as professional law enforcement officers are subjected to a number of ..... Olff, M. (1999). “Stress, depression and immunity: The role of defense and coping styles. Psychiatry Research 85(1): 7-15.

  11. Medication safety officer preparatory course: Outcomes and experiences

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    Hisham Aljadhey


    Conclusion: A three-day medication safety officer preparatory course has been shown to significantly improve attendee knowledge about medication safety. Educating health care professionals is an important tool to help ensure the safety of patients.

  12. Professional Enterprise NET

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    Comprehensive coverage to help experienced .NET developers create flexible, extensible enterprise application code If you're an experienced Microsoft .NET developer, you'll find in this book a road map to the latest enterprise development methodologies. It covers the tools you will use in addition to Visual Studio, including Spring.NET and nUnit, and applies to development with ASP.NET, C#, VB, Office (VBA), and database. You will find comprehensive coverage of the tools and practices that professional .NET developers need to master in order to build enterprise more flexible, testable, and ext

  13. Professional Synergy. (United States)

    Harris, P. R.


    True professionals develop and create together a better future by their human endeavors in synergy. They must operate comfortably in two cultures--the industrial culture which is disappearing, and the superindustrial or cyberculture which is emerging. (CT)


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    Sorin Fildan


    Full Text Available The transition process which Romanian commercial law underwent has affected both the term of ‘trader’, by redefining it, and the classification of professional categories. Currently, the term of ‘professional’ is conveyed by a descriptive listing of the categories of persons it comprises: traders, entrepreneurs, business operators, as well as any other person authorized to carry out economic or professional activities.

  15. Enlisting in the Military

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    Kevin M. Beaver


    Full Text Available Given that enlistment in the U.S. military is completely voluntary, there has been a great deal of interest in identifying the various factors that might explain why some people join the military, whereas others do not. The current study expanded on this line of literature by estimating the extent to which genetic and environmental factors explained variance in the liability for lifetime participation in the military. Analysis of twin pairs drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health revealed that 82% of the variance was the result of genetic factors, 18% of the variance was the result of nonshared environmental factors, and none of the variance was accounted for by shared environmental factors. In light of a number of limitations, replication studies are needed to determine the robustness of these findings and whether they are generalizable to other samples and populations.

  16. Military Strategy Of India

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    M. S. Zaitsev


    Full Text Available The article analyzes the evolution of military strategy of the Republic of India and key factors that influences its development. New Delhi keeps an eye on the balance of power in South Asia to create favorable conditions for its economic and social development, yet the remaining threats and new challenges still undermine the security and stability in India. The ambitions of China aspiring to power in Asia-Pacific region, combined with its immense military build-up and territorial disputes, cause disturbance in New Delhi. The remaining tensions between India and Pakistan also cause often border skirmishes and medium-scale conflicts. Close relations between China and Pakistan, labeled as “all-weather friendship”, are a source of major concern for India. The fact that both Beijing and Islamabad wield nuclear weapons means that without effective mechanisms of nuclear deterrence any military conflict may turn into a full-scale nuclear war. Terrorist activities and insurgency in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and in the North-Eastern regions of the country, along with maritime piracy and illicit drug trafficking contribute to the complicated nature of the challenges to the Indian security. Indian military strategy is considered as a combination of the army doctrine, maritime doctrine and nuclear doctrine. The Indian political and military leadership wants to meet the challenges of changing geopolitical environment and thus continuously adapts its strategy. However, there is still a gap between theory and practice: Indian armed forces lack the capacity to implement the declared goals because of bulky bureaucratic system, outdated military equipment and insufficient level of command and control. The government needs to mobilize political will and administrative resources to upgrade its defense sector to counter its security threats and challenges.

  17. America’s New National Security Strategy: New Scenario for Military Operations Research (United States)


    for: Director, Net Assessment and Defense Policy Office Defense Nucleaar Agenc\\ Competicive Strategies office National Sccuritv HQ/DNA/’NASI and...after World War II and the advent of nuclear weapons and long-range means of deliver. Senior Soviet military officers have been warning of another...34revolution" in the near future.3 After the performance of U.S. weapons during Operation DESERT STORM, it appears that their worst fears were justified

  18. Autonomous military robotics

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    This SpringerBrief reveals the latest techniques in computer vision and machine learning on robots that are designed as accurate and efficient military snipers. Militaries around the world are investigating this technology to simplify the time, cost and safety measures necessary for training human snipers. These robots are developed by combining crucial aspects of computer science research areas including image processing, robotic kinematics and learning algorithms. The authors explain how a new humanoid robot, the iCub, uses high-speed cameras and computer vision algorithms to track the objec

  19. Russia’s Military Economy and Military Security in 2007


    Vasily Zatsepin; Vitaly Tsymbal


    The development of the RF military economy in 2007 was mainly determined by the economic and political factors typical of the Russian economy as a whole and also by the necessity to carry on a struggle against terrorist bands. At the same time, the military economy was to a certain extent influenced (at least conceptually) by the military-political declarations and unfriendly intentions on the part of NATO and the USA, as well as by the requirements of military and military-technological coop...

  20. Syria’s Military Capabilities and Options for Military Intervention

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    Pradhan-Blach, Flemming


    This background paper does not endorse any military action towards Syria. The document does not reflect or express any official Danish policy or a position of the University of Copenhagen or the Centre for Military Studies. The purpose of this paper is to briefly describe military capabilities...... and options in order to provide a factual background for the ongoing discussion on possible military intervention in the Syrian conflict and Denmark’s possible participation in such an intervention. The paper is primarily based on the Military Balance published by the International Institute for Strategic...

  1. Alcohol use in the military: associations with health and wellbeing. (United States)

    Waller, Michael; McGuire, Annabel C L; Dobson, Annette J


    This study assessed the extent to which alcohol consumption in a military group differed from the general population, and how alcohol affected the military group's health and social functioning. A cross sectional survey of military personnel (n = 5311) collected self-reported data on alcohol use (AUDIT scale) and general health, role limitations because of physical health problems (role physical), and social functioning scores (SF36 subscales). Logistic regression was used to compare drinking behaviours between the military sample and a general population sample, using the categories risky drinkers (>2 units per day), low risk drinkers (≤2 standard drinks per day) and abstainers. Groups in the military sample with the highest levels of alcohol misuse (harmful drinking AUDIT ≥ 16, alcohol dependence AUDIT ≥ 20, and binge drinking) were also identified. Linear regression models were then used to assess the association between alcohol misuse and SF36 scores. There were fewer risky drinkers in the military sample than in the general population sample. There were also fewer abstainers, but more people who drank at a lower risk level (≤2 standard drinks per day), than in a sample of the general population. Harmful drinking and alcohol dependence were most commonly observed in men, younger age groups, non-commissioned officers and lower ranks as well as reserve and ex-serving groups. Alcohol misuse was clearly associated with poorer general health scores, more role limitations because of physical health problems, and lower social functioning. Although risky drinking was lower in the military group than in the general population, drinking was associated with poorer health, more limitations because of physical health problems, and poorer social functioning in Defence members. These results highlight the potential benefits for Defence forces in reducing alcohol use among members, in both those groups identified at highest risk, and across the military

  2. Professionals vs. role-professionals

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    Milana, Marcella; Skrypnyk, Oleksandra


    several occupations in the field of adult education that position themselves along a continuum. Consequently the authors suggest that professionalization among adult education practitioners should be assessed in light of the knowledge about adult learning theories practitioners possess, the ethical...

  3. The Challenges of Transformation: SANDF Officers' Attitudes Towards Integration, Affirmative Action, Women in Combat and Language Usage


    Lindy Heineken


    Most countries expect their armed forces to be broadly representative of the populace with respect to race, ethnic composition, social class, religion and gender. The concern, particularly with respect to the officer corps as leaders of the armed forces, is that an unrepresentative defence force may pose a threat to the principle of civil supremacy over the military. The fact that some states are directly governed by military regimes drawn from the officer corps, while others actively strive ...

  4. HUD's Local Office Directory (United States)

    Department of Housing and Urban Development — HUD is organized in 10 Regions. Each Region is managed by a Regional Administrator, who also oversees the Regional Office. Each Field Office within a Region is...

  5. The Transgender Military Experience

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    Michelle Dietert


    Full Text Available Although there have been studies that focus on the experiences of the gay and lesbian population serving in the United States military, few have focused on the experience of active duty transgender service members. Transgender individuals transgress the binary conception of gender by deviating from societal gender norms associated with assigned sex at birth. The Department of Defense has set policies and standards that reflect a binary conception of gender, with a focus on conformity. We argue that able-bodied gender variant service personnel are just as capable of serving their country as anyone else. Because of the repercussions associated with active duty transgender military personnel, our sample is small and involves nine clandestine service members and two international service members who wanted to share their stories from a different perspective. Snowball sampling was aimed at finding current active duty and reserve transgender service members. Using a combination of telephone interviews and questionnaires, data were collected from active duty transgender service personnel throughout the United States and two from international militaries that allow transgender people to serve. Data collection focused on the overall experiences of the participants along with questions regarding workplace discrimination, suggestions for policy changes, and their views about the overturn of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Our findings add to a growing source of information about the transgender military experience in the U.S. armed forces and the importance of overturning discriminatory workplace policies that negatively impact transgender service members.

  6. Vedr.: Military capacity building

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    Larsen, Josefine Kühnel; Struwe, Lars Bangert


    Kühnel Larsen and researcher Lars Bangert Struwe of CMS had organized a seminar in collaboration with Royal Danish Defense Colleg and the East African Security Governance Network. The seminar focused on some of the risks involved in Military capacity building and how these risks are dealt with from...

  7. The Military's Business

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    Rasmussen, Mikkel Vedby

    If the military were a business, would you buy shares? Over recent years, Western armed forces, particularly the US, have been costing more yet achieving less. At the same time, austerity measures are reducing defence budgets. This book uses defence data to examine the workings of modern Western...... to fit within a nation's overall national security system without ever-increasing budgets....

  8. Military Suicide Research Consortium (United States)


    including treatment manual for therapists, session-by- session PowerPoints, study scripts, homework assignments, and patient/therapist handouts) 36...Afghanistan supported policy banning openly gay or lesbian military personnel was because the veterans feared that this group would face harassment and bullying

  9. Families in the Military (United States)

    ... may be rebellious, irritable, or more challenging of authority. Parents need to be alert to high-risk behaviors such as problems with the law, sexual acting out, and drug/alcohol abuse. A parent leaving home on a military assignment ...

  10. Soviet Union, Military Affairs. (United States)


    military facilities in San Lorenzo . In addition, they are laying a new road which will facilitate the transfer of troops to the Nicaraguan border in...river before daybreak and crossed the Pyandzh on rafts . Nurali’s group, after crossing the river near Punimur, came out right at the post at the

  11. The Military's Business

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    Rasmussen, Mikkel Vedby

    South' or utilising new technologies to overcome the prohibitive costs of current systems. Analysing the philosophical, strategic and budgetary underpinnings of these alternatives, he concludes that a more radical break from current military organisational practices is needed which would allow them...

  12. Resilience among Military Youth (United States)

    Easterbrooks, M. Ann; Ginsburg, Kenneth; Lerner, Richard M.


    In this article, the authors present their approach to understanding resilience among military connected young people, and they discuss some of the gaps in their knowledge. They begin by defining resilience, and then present a theoretical model of how young people demonstrate resilient functioning. Next they consider some of the research on…

  13. USSR Report, Military Affairs (United States)


    Democratic Revolution in Ethiopia"] [Excerpts] On 12 September 1974, a Volkswagen escorted by military vehicles left the gates of the Imperial...time. ,. The question that comes up is how long will the KRASNAYA ZVEZDA delivery to Kamchatka be treated so scandalously ? 12511 CSO:1801/14 48

  14. Linking Educational Institutions with Police Officer Training Programs


    Wood, Nancy; Sereni-Massinger, Christine


    Community partnerships that are formed through Community Oriented Policing help to assist law enforcement officers with academy education and post academy education. The training offered in the academy and the post academy Field Training Officer Program traditionally places little to no emphasis on critical thinking, professional self-regulation, communication skills or problem-based learning. In the last several years a new approach has been spawned. The Police Training Officer Program (PTO)...

  15. [Adjustment disorder during military service]. (United States)

    Kamrowska, Anna; Florkowski, Antoni


    Adjustment disorders in soldiers of mandatory military service are one of most frequent causes of early military discharges. Their occurrence brings about economic, social and medical consequences. The analysis of reasons and circumstances for adjustment disorders in solders of mandatory military service accepted by Medical Military Boards as unfit for military service. Studies included 91 cases of soldiers of mandatory military service hospitalised at the Psychiatry Clinical Department of Psychiatry in 10th Clinical Military Hospital in Bydgoszcz for the occurrence of symptoms of adjustment disorder acc. to criteria ICD-10 and certified by Medical Military Boards. The examined soldiers were at the age of 19-24, and the period of their military service ranged from one week to three months. To evaluate statistical correlations chi-square test (chi2) was used. Before the call-up, more than a half of the soldiers revealing symptoms of adjustment disorder lived in the country or in big urban agglomerations. Those soldiers had primary or vocational education certificates and every third was brought up in one-parent family. In the tested population of soldiers there was found a statistical relation between the appearance of adjustment disorders and the education of soldiers' mothers, parents' diseases and factors impeding their military service. Factors conducive to adjustment disorders under conditions of mandatory military service in the studies carried out included: education of soldiers' mothers, raised difficulties while serving in the army and parents' diseases.

  16. Replacing Military Personnel in Some Support Positions With Federal Civilians (United States)


    Principal Analyst, National Security Division Replacing  Military   Personnel  in Some  Support Positions With Federal Civilians This presentation from and includes other information published in CBO’s Replacing  Military   Personnel  in  Support Positions With Civilian Employees, IONAL  BUDGET  OFFICE Transferring to civilians certain jobs  currently held by  military   personnel  could  reduce costs and increase DoD’s focus

  17. Unintended pregnancy among women in the US military. (United States)

    Lindberg, Laura Duberstein


    The study was conducted to examine the extent of unintended pregnancy among female active-duty military personnel in the US Armed Forces. Data consisted of representative data from active-duty women aged 18-44 years (n=3745) from the 2005 Department of Defense Survey of Health Related Behaviors Among Active Duty Military Personnel. The proportion of women with an unintended pregnancy in the last 12 months, the pregnancy rate and the percentage of all pregnancies in the last 12 months that were unintended were calculated. An estimated 54% of pregnancies were unintended, based on self-reports. After accounting for likely underreporting for abortion, the adjusted unintended pregnancy rate was 117 per 1000 women. Younger and less educated women had higher rates, as did enlisted women when compared to officers. Further efforts are needed to reduce unintended pregnancy among women in the military. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Office 2013 simplified

    CERN Document Server

    Marmel, Elaine


    A basic introduction to learn Office 2013 quickly, easily, and in full color Office 2013 has new features and tools to master, and whether you're upgrading from an earlier version or using the Office applications for the first time, you'll appreciate this simplified approach. Offering a clear, visual style of learning, this book provides you with concise, step-by-step instructions and full-color screen shots that walk you through the applications in the Microsoft Office 2013 suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher.Shows you how to tackle dozens of Office 2013

  19. Office 2013 for dummies

    CERN Document Server

    Wang, Wallace


    Office 2013 For Dummies is the key to your brand new Office! Packed with straightforward, friendly instruction, this update to one of the bestselling Office books of all time gets you thoroughly up to speed and helps you learn how to take full advantage of the new features in Office 2013. After coverage of the fundamentals, you'll discover how to spice up your Word documents, edit Excel spreadsheets and create formulas, add pizazz to your PowerPoint presentation, and much more.Helps you harness the power of all five Office 2013 applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint,

  20. Anthropometric change: implications for office ergonomics. (United States)

    Gordon, Claire C; Bradtmiller, Bruce


    Well-designed office workspaces require good anthropometric data in order to accommodate variability in the worker population. The recent obesity epidemic carries with it a number of anthropometric changes that have significant impact on design. We examine anthropometric change among US civilians over the last 50 years, and then examine that change in a subset of the US population--the US military--as military data sets often have more ergonomic dimensions than civilian ones. The civilian mean stature increased throughout the period 1962 to 2006 for both males and females. However, the rate of increase in mean weight was considerably faster. As a result, the male obesity rate changed from 10.7% in 1962 to 31.3% in 2006. The female change for the same period was 15.8% to 33.2%. In the Army, the proportion of obesity increased from 3.6% to 20.9%, in males. In the absence of national US ergonomic data, we demonstrate one approach to tracking civilian change in these dimensions, applying military height/weight regression equations to the civilian population estimates. This approach is useful for population monitoring but is not suitable for establishing new design limits, as regression estimates likely underestimate the change at the ends of the distribution.

  1. Active duty female military's experience of fear, embarrassment, and distress during pelvic examinations


    Bakken, April D.


    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Previous research indicates that among civilians and female veterans, a history of sexual violence is associated with negative experiences with gynecological care. We attempt to extend these findings to active duty female U.S. military officers. We hypothesize that in this population (1) sexual violence history status predicts emotional reactions to the pelvic examination; (2) that this relationship is mediated by military rank; and ...

  2. Establishing Reproductive Health Education and Counseling in Military Services: The Turkish Model for Male Involvement


    Anne Brigitte Albrectsen; Sadettin Gungor; Bilal Bakir; Aygul Akyuz; Ercan Gocgeldi; Tulay Kaya; Mahir Gulec; Metin Hasde; Adviye Temiztugay; Recai Pabuccu; Gokhan Yildirimkaya


    Ministry of Health, Mother and Child Health and Family Planning General Directorate; Turkey Field Office of UNFPA, and Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GMMA) of Turkish Armed Forces have been conducting a program to increase male concern and participation in sexual and reproductive health in a positive and supporting way. Specialist physicians and nurses from military hospitals were trained by Ministry of Health as trainers (October 2002- September 2003) by one-week courses on interactive tr...

  3. The meanings assigned to disablement based on military 'habitus'. (United States)

    Moreira, Nádia Xavier; Cavalcanti, Ludmila Fontenele; Souza, Rodriane de Oliveira


    This is a qualitative study based on in-depth interviews, with the aim of analyzing the meanings associated with a social phenomenon, specifically disabilities in the military field. A total of 22 people were interviewed, 3 managers and 19 Brazilian Navy professionals responsible for coordinating, standardizing, enforcing and overseeing the Special Care Program (Programa de Assistência Especial) in Rio de Janeiro. Data was processed using the Interpretation of Meaning Approach, based on the concept of disablement and military habitus. The results show interpretations that completely deny the possibility of disabled persons in the military, considering such an idea to be insane. Others welcome the idea, albeit limited to administration, logistics and support functions. We find that the greatest hurdle for the involvement of people with disabilities in the Brazilian Navy is not their bodies, but the stigma associated with disablement. Their bodies become the main defining and deprecatory element of these subjects.

  4. A Comparison of Military and Law Enforcement Body Armour. (United States)

    Orr, Robin; Schram, Ben; Pope, Rodney


    Law-enforcement officers increasingly wear body armour for protection; wearing body armour is common practice in military populations. Law-enforcement and military occupational demands are vastly different and military-styled body armour may not be suitable for law-enforcement. This study investigated differences between selected military body armour (MBA: 6.4 kg) and law-enforcement body armour (LEBA: 2.1 kg) in impacts on postural sway, vertical jump, agility, a functional movement screen (FMS), task simulations (vehicle exit; victim recovery), and subjective measures. Ten volunteer police officers (six females, four males) were randomly allocated to one of the designs on each of two days. Body armour type did not significantly affect postural sway, vertical jump, vehicle exit and 5 m sprint times, or victim recovery times. Both armour types increased sway velocity and sway-path length in the final five seconds compared to the first 5 s of a balance task. The MBA was associated with significantly slower times to complete the agility task, poorer FMS total scores, and poorer subjective ratings of performance and comfort. The LEBA was perceived as more comfortable and received more positive performance ratings during the agility test and task simulations. The impacts of MBA and LEBA differed significantly and they should not be considered interchangeable.

  5. A Comparison of Military and Law Enforcement Body Armour

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    Robin Orr


    Full Text Available Law-enforcement officers increasingly wear body armour for protection; wearing body armour is common practice in military populations. Law-enforcement and military occupational demands are vastly different and military-styled body armour may not be suitable for law-enforcement. This study investigated differences between selected military body armour (MBA: 6.4 kg and law-enforcement body armour (LEBA: 2.1 kg in impacts on postural sway, vertical jump, agility, a functional movement screen (FMS, task simulations (vehicle exit; victim recovery, and subjective measures. Ten volunteer police officers (six females, four males were randomly allocated to one of the designs on each of two days. Body armour type did not significantly affect postural sway, vertical jump, vehicle exit and 5 m sprint times, or victim recovery times. Both armour types increased sway velocity and sway-path length in the final five seconds compared to the first 5 s of a balance task. The MBA was associated with significantly slower times to complete the agility task, poorer FMS total scores, and poorer subjective ratings of performance and comfort. The LEBA was perceived as more comfortable and received more positive performance ratings during the agility test and task simulations. The impacts of MBA and LEBA differed significantly and they should not be considered interchangeable.

  6. Ancient discipline: Roman example in Iberian Military Treatises, c. 1560-1600

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    Saúl Martínez Bermejo


    Full Text Available The military history and the imperial image of Rome offered an essential framework for conceiving the strategic role of the army in the early modern Portuguese and Spanish monarchies. “Disciplina” (discipline was a key element of the military thought of the epoch. The term referred not only to the growing professionalization and standardization of military practices (such as drill itself, but also to the development of a specific field of knowledge regarding war. This article analyses the works of several Portuguese and Spanish military authors of the period and the importance of Rome in their reflections and proposals. The article's objective is twofold: to identify and analyse a particular kind of "Roman" discourse and to contextualize the literary genre of martial arts as a cultural phenomenon whose significance goes considerably beyond the limits of military history.

  7. Soviet Union, Military Affairs. (United States)


    maintaining order and it organizes spare time. Lieutenants S. Grishchenko, I. Gorenkin, and V. Larionov ; Warrant Officer L. Meshcheryakova; and...young family parties, and celebrations in honor of young officers. Everybody liked the New Year’s "lights" very much. Viktor Larionov took the

  8. 9/11/01 national emergency: implications for military nurse reservists and civilian health care organizations. (United States)

    French, Diana G; Wolfe, Elisabeth S


    Following the attack of September 11, 2001, as senior leaders in the reserves, we had to shift our focus from everyday civilian issues to our duties and responsibilities as military officers. These events led to an examination of the implications for civilian organizations of nurses serving as military reservists. In this article we address the personal and civilian employer impact of military reserve service during a national emergency and policy implications for administrators. Recommendations for preparing for organizational loss of reservists in key administrative and leadership positions and providing support for reservists while implementing a plan for a potential reserve call-up are suggested.

  9. Military Personnel: Performance Measures Needed to Determine How Well DOD’s Credentialing Program Helps Servicemembers (United States)


    approval process. 4 The credential exam fee must not be bundled with non-examination-related costs (i.e. training materials, membership cards ...detailed information on credentials related to a military occupational specialty, credential requirements, potential gaps between military training and...Association. This project was designed to identify state-level professional requirements that can be met through the training received by servicemembers in

  10. Current Topics and Trends in Military Dental Research: A Tri-Service Panel Discussion (United States)


    AIR FORCE • Current AFDS Research • Not coordinated I aligned • Episodic • Conducted primarily by residents in conjunction with training...59 MDW/SGVU SUBJECT: Professional Presentation Approval 9MAY2016 1. Your paper, entitled Current Topics and Trends in Military Dental Research : A...Tri- Service Panel Discussion presented at/published to SURF 2016 (San Antonio Military Health System & Universities Research Forum), UT San Antonio

  11. Women and Military Service: A History, Analysis, and Overview of Key Issues (United States)


    the United States was slow historically to incorporate women into Its armed forces. This may in large measure have been due to the masculine ethos...Report on Women and the Military 6. no. I (Spring 1988): 29-43: see also Stiehm. 208. 12. Brian Mitchell. Weak Link: The Feminization of the American...New Professional Woman. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1983. Mitchell, Brian. Weak Link: The Feminization of the American Military. Washington, D.C

  12. Perspectives of US military commanders on tobacco use and tobacco control policy. (United States)

    Poston, Walker S C; Haddock, Christopher K; Jahnke, Sara A; Jitnarin, Nattinee; Malone, Ruth E; Smith, Elizabeth A


    Tobacco use among members of the US military service is unacceptably high, resulting in substantial healthcare and personnel costs. Support of military command is critical to the success of tobacco control policies because line commanders are responsible for implementation and enforcement. This study is the first to examine US military line commanders' perspectives about current tobacco control policies and the impact of tobacco on readiness. We conducted key-informant interviews with 20 officers at the US Army's Command and General Staff College about military tobacco use and tobacco control policy. Participants identified the long-term impact of tobacco use on military members, but were unaware of proximal effects on health and readiness other than lost productivity due to smoke breaks. Officers also discussed nicotine addiction and the logistics of ensuring that an addicted population had access to tobacco. Regarding policy, most knew about regulations governing smoke-free areas and were open to stronger restrictions, but were unaware of current policies governing prevention, intervention and product sales. Findings suggest that strong policy that takes advantage of the hierarchical and disciplined nature of the military, supported by senior line and civilian leadership up to and including the secretaries of the services and the Secretary of Defense, will be critical to substantially diminishing tobacco use by military personnel. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to

  13. Military Mothers in Parenting and Children's Resilience in Military Families


    Barnes, Rachel; Stevelink, Sharon AM; Dandeker, Christopher; Fear, Nicola T


    Women’s roles, rights, and responsibilities within the United Kingdom (UK) Armed Forces have changed substantially since the First World War. The unique challenges faced by female personnel have previously been an understudied topic. As the percentage of female personnel in the military increases, the concept of motherhood in the military has acquired a higher profile. This chapter outlines the experiences of being a military mother. It begins with a brief review of the pressures faced by ser...

  14. [Prosthetic rehabilitation: needs in Senegalese dental offices]. (United States)

    Mbodj, E B; Diouf, M; Faye, D; Ndiaye, A; Seck, M T; Ndiaye, C; Diallo, P D


    Knowledge of dental prosthetic needs will develop strategies for prevention and treatment through a package of individual, community and professional policies. The aim of this study was to evaluate prosthetic needs in Senegalese dental offices. The survey was conducted among people aged 15 years and more attending Senegalese dental clinics. The mean number of missing teeth was 4.4. Only 55.3% of the sample expressed the need for dentures and 81.8% had a diagnosed need for prosthesis. A statistically significant difference was noticed between the needs diagnosed and the expressed needs (p dental offices.

  15. Executing Military Family Programs in the New Fiscal Reality (United States)


    Office has four primary missions. First, it provides family support policies and programs in such areas as family center operations, child care...deployment  family- centered – children need to be assessed, monitored, and treated in the context of their family and its support structure...because installation facilities serve only half of military school children, services must also be provided in daycare and other facilities 9

  16. Civil-Military Relations and Democratization in Guatemala. (United States)


    created Centro De Estudios Estrategicos Para La Estabilidad National {Centro ESTNA). Centro ESTNA was designed to bring military officers, civilians...because of 54 Gabriel Aguilera Peralta, El Proceso de Paz en Guatemala 1987-1996, Revista Estudios Internationales, Ano 7-Volumen7-No. 14, (Julio...Guatemala 1987-1996." Revista Estudios Internacionales, Ano 7-Volumen7-No.l4, (Julio-Deciembre 1996), Guatemala CA. Byrne, Hugh. "The Peace Process

  17. The Literature on Military Families, 1980: An Annotated Bibliography. (United States)


    own, making her an unpaid laborer. The conclusion was drawn that the ideology of feminism is more congruent among officers’ wives than enlisted wives...wife and feminism . Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 1977, 2, 675-683. This report deals with the military’s expectations about the role...significantly related to perceived career adjustment. Results indicated that: 1) the firm resister tended to be more authoritarian , and his family was likely to

  18. Fit for Command: Military Leadership Attributes for Small Wars (United States)


    Leadership Communications Skills Center for their excellent editing and support. Their valuable suggestions helped to improve the paper and eliminated...their subordinates. This requires sociability skills that enable military leaders to connect, relate, and communicate effectively with their troops. 16...very limited social skills. He was an introvert , not very approachable, and withdrawn. He was more a general staff officer than a battalion commander

  19. Perceptions of the impact a military career has on children. (United States)

    Rowe, S L; Keeling, M; Wessely, S; Fear, N T


    The perceived effects of a military career on service personnel's children have been largely overlooked. To examine the views of military personnel about the impact their career has on their children in relation to socio-demographic variables, military characteristics and mental health symptoms. Service personnel (regular and reserve) with one or more children (career as having a positive, negative or no impact on their children. There were 3198 participants. Just over half (51%) of service personnel perceived their military career as having a negative impact on their children. Not being in a relationship (multinomial odds ratio 2.65, 95% CI 1.81-3.88), deployment for 13 months or more within a 3 year period (1.85, 1.31-2.62), symptoms of common mental health disorder (2.21, 1.65-2.96) and probable post-traumatic stress disorder (3.26, 1.39-7.66) were associated with perceiving military career as affecting children negatively. Reserves were less likely than regulars (0.37, 0.27-0.51) and other ranks were less likely than non-commissioned officers (0.67, 0.46-0.98) to report negative effects of their military career on their children. Contrary to previous research findings, regulars were more likely to report a negative impact, reflecting this study's focus on the wider military context, rather than just deployment. These findings are consistent with existing research showing links between deployment length and negative impact. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society of Occupational Medicine. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email:

  20. Military display performance parameters (United States)

    Desjardins, Daniel D.; Meyer, Frederick


    The military display market is analyzed in terms of four of its segments: avionics, vetronics, dismounted soldier, and command and control. Requirements are summarized for a number of technology-driving parameters, to include luminance, night vision imaging system compatibility, gray levels, resolution, dimming range, viewing angle, video capability, altitude, temperature, shock and vibration, etc., for direct-view and virtual-view displays in cockpits and crew stations. Technical specifications are discussed for selected programs.

  1. Military Suicide Research Consortium (United States)


    knowledge about suicidal behavior in the military that will improve mental health outcomes for our men and women in uniform. 2. Use high quality research...acute stabilization, 176 participants completed the d/sIAT and traditional suicide risk assessments. Participants had similar d/sIAT scores regardless...translation (KT) program. o Numerous media features including interview with Irish Times. 13 | P a g e o VHB Promotional video made by Army Medicine

  2. On Military Theory (United States)


    Praeger Publishers, 1995), 6. 65 Pellegrini , 26. 66 Peter Paret, “The Genesis of On War,” in Carl von Clausewitz, On War, ed. and trans. Michael...7 Carl von Clausewitz, On War, ed. and trans. Michael Howard and Peter Paret (Princ- eton: Princeton University Press, 1984), 132. 8 Cited in...Robert P. Pellegrini , The Links between Science, Philosophy, and Military Science: Understanding the Past, Implications for the Future (Maxwell AFB, AL

  3. Military Suicide Research Consortium (United States)


    the military, impact unit morale, and take a large emotional toll on the involved friends, family, and commanders. As noted before with continued...Graduate students continue to receive awards, stipends and recognitions for their contributions and research results. • As in previous years, we held...funded autism study – it covers autism spectrum disorders. He was not aware that DOD had this subject in their portfolio. He will be working with Dr

  4. Do Military Personnel Patent (United States)


    following questions: In what fields are military personnel most likely to patent , and how do demographics, such as age, race, and gender , along with...e606a Jung, T., & Ejermo, O. (2014). Demographic patterns and trends in patenting : Gender , age, and education of inventors. Technological Forecasting...PERSONNEL PATENT ? by Shane A. Bladen December 2016 Thesis Advisor: Latika Hartmann Second Reader: Chad Seagren THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT

  5. Virtual Reality Applications for Stress Management Training in the Military. (United States)

    Pallavicini, Federica; Argenton, Luca; Toniazzi, Nicola; Aceti, Luciana; Mantovani, Fabrizia


    Stress Management Training programs are increasingly being adopted in the military field for resilience empowerment and primary stress prevention. In the last several years, advanced technologies (virtual reality in particular) have been integrated in order to develop more innovative and effective stress training programs for military personnel, including soldiers, pilots, and other aircrew professionals. This systematic review describes experimental studies that have been conducted in recent years to test the effectiveness of virtual reality-based Stress Management Training programs developed for military personnel. This promising state-of-the-art technology has the potential to be a successful new approach in empowering soldiers and increasing their resilience to stress. To provide an overview from 2001 to 2016 of the application of virtual reality for Stress Management Training programs developed for the military, a computer-based search for relevant publications was performed in several databases. Databases used in the search were PsycINFO, Web of Science (Web of Knowledge), PubMed, and Medline. The search string was: ("Virtual Reality") AND ("Military") AND ["Stress Training" OR ("Stress Management")]. There were 14 studies that met the inclusion criteria and were included in the review. The main observation to be drawn from this review is that virtual reality can provide interactive Stress Management Training to decrease levels of perceived stress and negative affect in military personnel. This technology appears to be a promising tool for assessing individuals' resilience to stress and for identifying the impact that stress can have on physiological reactivity and performance.Pallavicini F, Argenton L, Toniazzi N, Aceti L, Mantovani F. Virtual realtiy applications for stress management training in the military. Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2016; 87(12):1021-1030.

  6. Adolescent well-being in Washington state military families. (United States)

    Reed, Sarah C; Bell, Janice F; Edwards, Todd C


    We examined associations between parental military service and adolescent well-being. We used cross-sectional data from the 2008 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey collected in public school grades 8, 10, and 12 (n = 10,606). We conducted multivariable logistic regression analyses to test associations between parental military service and adolescent well-being (quality of life, depressed mood, thoughts of suicide). In 8th grade, parental deployment was associated with higher odds of reporting thoughts of suicide among adolescent girls (odds ratio [OR] = 1.66; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.19, 2.32) and higher odds of low quality of life (OR = 2.10; 95% CI = 1.43, 3.10) and thoughts of suicide (OR = 1.75; 95% CI = 1.15, 2.67) among adolescent boys. In 10th and 12th grades, parental deployment was associated with higher odds of reporting low quality of life (OR = 2.74; 95% CI = 1.79, 4.20), depressed mood (OR = 1.50; 95% CI = 1.02, 2.20), and thoughts of suicide (OR = 1.64; 95% CI = 1.13, 2.38) among adolescent boys. Parental military deployment is associated with increased odds of impaired well-being among adolescents, especially adolescent boys. Military, school-based, and public health professionals have a unique opportunity to develop school- and community-based interventions to improve the well-being of adolescents in military families.

  7. Sexual assault in the military. (United States)

    Castro, Carl Andrew; Kintzle, Sara; Schuyler, Ashley C; Lucas, Carrie L; Warner, Christopher H


    Military sexual assault is a pervasive problem throughout the military services, despite numerous initiatives to end it. No doubt the military's lack of progress stems from the complexity of sexual assaults, yet in order to develop effective strategies and programs to end sexual assault, deep understanding and appreciation of these complexities are needed. In this paper, we describe the root causes and numerous myths surrounding sexual assault, the military cultural factors that may unintentionally contribute to sexual assault, and the uncomfortable issues surrounding sexual assault that are often ignored (such as the prevalence of male sexual assault within the military). We conclude by offering a broad, yet comprehensive set of recommendations that considers all of these factors for developing effective strategies and programs for ending sexual assault within in the military.

  8. Triage in military settings. (United States)

    Falzone, E; Pasquier, P; Hoffmann, C; Barbier, O; Boutonnet, M; Salvadori, A; Jarrassier, A; Renner, J; Malgras, B; Mérat, S


    Triage, a medical term derived from the French word "trier", is the practical process of sorting casualties to rationally allocate limited resources. In combat settings with limited medical resources and long transportation times, triage is challenging since the objectives are to avoid overcrowding medical treatment facilities while saving a maximum of soldiers and to get as many of them back into action as possible. The new face of modern warfare, asymmetric and non-conventional, has led to the integrative evolution of triage into the theatre of operations. This article defines different triage scores and algorithms currently implemented in military settings. The discrepancies associated with these military triage systems are highlighted. The assessment of combat casualty severity requires several scores and each nation adopts different systems for triage on the battlefield with the same aim of quickly identifying those combat casualties requiring lifesaving and damage control resuscitation procedures. Other areas of interest for triage in military settings are discussed, including predicting the need for massive transfusion, haemodynamic parameters and ultrasound exploration. Copyright © 2016 Société française d’anesthésie et de réanimation (Sfar). Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  9. Being Professional

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    Jensen, Anne Winther

    The paper discusses students' process of acquiring a feeling of being professionals within a vocational education programme for elderly care in Denmark. The focus is on what seems to be a paradox within the programme: the future care helper being constructed within the overall term ‘the professio......The paper discusses students' process of acquiring a feeling of being professionals within a vocational education programme for elderly care in Denmark. The focus is on what seems to be a paradox within the programme: the future care helper being constructed within the overall term ‘the...... professional care helper’ in the school setting but the job being closely related to daily life's routine tasks; the paper points to difficulties for students in identifying the exact content of the term ‘professional’. Furthermore students seem to be uncertain about their ‘professionalism’ in relation...... ‘storyline’, c.f. Bronwyn Davies and the empirical material consists of observations and interviews in the theoretical periods and in the traineeships....

  10. A Model of Software Maintenance for Large Scale Military Systems


    Mostov, Isaak


    Approved for public release, distribution unlimited The maintenance of large military software systems is complex, involves users as well as software professionals, and requires appropriate management, which is one of the most important factors in efficient maintenance. Maintenance management requires information about the current state of the maintenance process that should be organized within a maintenance-oriented Enginering Database. This database should include all the necessary dat...

  11. Predicting Attrition in a Military Special Program Training Command (United States)


    Tracy Sbrocco, Paul Rapp, Cara Olsen, and Carrie Kennedy. They guided me with professionalism, support, and some good humor . I also am grateful to...Failing to qualify for or complete a special training program can result in career disruption . Service members may turn down other potential military...increased risk for PTSD and alcohol use disorders (55). 13 Gender is associated with differential increases in risk for a number of

  12. 32 CFR 700.847 - Responsibility of a master of an in-service ship of the Military Sealift Command. (United States)


    ... REGULATIONS AND OFFICIAL RECORDS The Commanding Officer Commanding Officers Afloat § 700.847 Responsibility of... Military Sealift Command, the master's responsibility is absolute, except when, and to the extent, relieved... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Responsibility of a master of an in-service ship...

  13. Strategic Military Leaders - Leading Tomorrow (United States)


    St ra te gy R es ea rc h Pr oj ec t STRATEGIC MILITARY LEADERS –LEADING TOMORROW BY COLONEL NG WAI KIT Singapore Army DISTRIBUTION...Strategic Military Leaders - Leading Tomorrow 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) Ng Kit 5d. PROJECT...STRATEGIC MILITARY LEADERS – LEADING TOMORROW by Colonel Ng Wai Kit Singapore Army Dr. Leonard Wong Project



    Victor DOBBIN


    Military communities differ in how they implement ethics training.Some have well developed programmes while others have only a few stand-alone presentations. For this reason it is difficult to produce a template to suit every situation.Leadership training within the Military is generally of a very high standard and it is particularly important in relation to the development of high moral standards, whereas the training in ethics various considerably throughout the military world.Therefore, ev...

  15. Benefits for Military Veterans with ALS (United States)

    ... Advocate Get Involved Donate Military Veterans Resources for Military Veterans, Families & Survivors The ALS Association is working everyday to ... and Caregivers Newly Diagnosed Clinical Trials Familial ALS Military ... from families living with ALS ALS Registry Augmentative Communication Join ...

  16. Chief Nursing Officers' Experiences With Moral Distress. (United States)

    Prestia, Angela S; Sherman, Rose O; Demezier, Christopher


    This study explores if moral distress and its lingering residue were experienced by chief nursing officers (CNOs). Chief nursing officers, by virtue of their position and experience, are expected to uphold their professional values and act for the benefit of others. Exploration is needed to determine if the inability to do so contributes to the moral distress of these leaders. Twenty CNOs were interviewed to determine the lived experience related to moral distress and moral residue. An interpretive phenomenological analysis approach was used. Six themes emerged describing CNO experience of moral distress including lacking psychological safety, feeling a sense of powerlessness, seeking to maintain moral compass, drawing strength from networking, moral residue, and living with the consequences. Moral distress is a common experience for CNOs. Although CNOs act with moral courage, they still experience moral distress. Further research and professional discussion are needed to support nurse executive leaders.

  17. Conversion of Abbandoned Military Areas

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    Daiva Marcinkevičiūtė


    Full Text Available The article analyses the situation of abandoned military sites, their value and significance of their conservation. It also reviews their impact on their environment and their potential in tourism, environmental, economic and social spheres. Further the positive experiences in military sites' conversion are studied. The importance of society's involvement in the conversions is discussed. The situation of XIX-XX age's military object's, the significance of their conservation and their potential in tourism market is separately analysed. The results of two researches are introduced, one of which inquires about the Lithuanian military objects' potential in tourism sphere, another one explores the possibilities of conversion. Article in Lithuanian

  18. Ethical Guidelines and Practices for US Military Medical Professionals (United States)


    member’s treatment.” 92 DoDI 6490.08, “Command Notification Requirements to Dispel Stigma in Providing Mental Health Care to Service Members...Command Notification Requirements to Dispel Stigma in Providing Mental Health Care to Service Members. Department of Defense Instruction 6490.08...they mainly give rise to dilemmas in settings where people are detained (prisons, jails and immigration detention centres). They are often a form of

  19. United States Special Operations Command Professional Military Education (United States)


    I. USSOCOM PROVIDED PME ............................................................ 33 J. OPEN- ENDED RESPONSES...Performance and potential are the alchemy of this growth, but nothing ensures that they are properly prepared leaders more than the care given to the...of the curricula taught at each of these institutions is compared to USSOCOM education requirements through a gap analysis at the end of the chapter

  20. Professional Military Education for Life (PME4L) (United States)


    Blackboard for their LMS requirements. However, current research and educational trends point to Canvas by Instructure as the best option for PME4L...its first year net cost of $107,800, Canvas would save the university $157,620 per year over what they would pay for Blackboard . This was a key...element to their adoption of Canvas over Blackboard , which was implemented in 2014. WIKI-PAGES SYSTEM AND CROWDSOURCING: As the overarching framework

  1. Conflict Analysis and Resolution Theories for Professional Military Education (United States)


    translating the diagnostic portion of the theory into useful action. In the above-mentioned case of Iraq this might have meant more detailed plans to manage ...34Nested Theory of Conflict." Leadership Journal: Women in Leadership - Sharing the Vision 1 (July 1996): 9-20. Gurr, Ted Robert. Why Men Rebel...Highway, Suits 1204, Arlington, VA 22202-4302, and to the Offloe of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduclion Projecl (0704·0188) Washington, DC 20503

  2. Professional Military Education for the 21st Century Warrior (United States)


    down the curriculum, and provided the students with junkets around the world that supposedly provided them with understanding through osmosis rather than...are involved in this process. We are joined at the hip with the J- 8 folks who work with Vince Roske. Like any potato - sack race where you have a...seeing the peers they left - couch potatoes with long hair and the like. They realize that there’s a great gap between the values they’ve acquired

  3. CD-ROM Applications in Professional Military Education (PME) (United States)


    Software from several vendors operates with these networks, including Novell Netware, Microsoft LAN Manager, and Banyan Vines . For the sake of long-term...90503 Epson America 2780 Lomita Blvd. 800/922-8911 Torrance, CA 90505 310/782-0770 Hewlett Packard 19310 Prune Ridge Ave. 800/752-9000 Cupertino, CA

  4. US Influence on Military Professionalism in the Philippines (United States)


    relations, and the Hukbong Bayan Laban sa Hapon (Hukbalahap).30 Once again, the country had to rely on American support to establish its armed forces...... movement .83 During the Aquino administration, he served as defense secretary, continuing to support her strongly through several coup attempts. A

  5. Military Ethics and Professionalism: A Collection of Essays (United States)


    at least as far as Socrates , Plato , and Aristotle. The classical Greek con- ception of the just or honorable man encompassed all of one’s human acts...carpenter from reading Plato . But it is unlikely that the carpenter’s clients will expect him to expound humanistic insights or debate the issues in The...issues of peace and war can be reasonably expected to develop horizons beyond skills of leading battalions to the attack. Reading Plato and 12 Foundations

  6. Professional Military Ethics: Are We on the Right Track? (United States)


    acknowledged experts or ethical theories. e.g., " Plato says " "Kant would contend . . . 2. Appeal to natural law - - the arguments given are true...34hurting people is terrible." 5. Quest ioning - - use of questions and answers in a logical way; this is called the Socratic method. The reason is

  7. Irregular Warfare: Impact on Future Professional Military Education (United States)


    feeling of security began to pervade the countryside, people in Malaysia and Algeria began feeding the government forces critical information concerning...that means welcome in Iraq. Although we won every major engagement in Vietnam, it still remains a political albatross for the United States. The biggest

  8. Army Special Operations Forces Professional Military Education for the Future (United States)


    generations have done. Jean Piaget (1896–1980) Swiss cognitive psychologist CG: Hey DCO, you’re never going to believe this; come in here and shut...have a “think tank” branch responsible for developing Special Operations theory and pushing it out to the entire SOCOM community, as well as of deployed operators and teams. This thesis recommends an Army Special Operations Command-focused educational development process applicable to

  9. Baltic warmth : strategic change and professional military education / Peter Foot

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    Foot, Peter


    Autor kirjeldab muutunud julgeolekupoliitilisest olukorrast tulenevat sõjalise hariduse reformimist, sõjakoolide uusi strateegilisi eesmärke ning julgeolekupoliitilisi prioriteete Balti Kaitsekolledži näitel. Tabel: Baltimaade julgeolekualane koostöö

  10. Fernando de Szyszlo Military Professionalization in Chile and Peru. (United States)


    important modern painter. That event was his discovery of the epic Quechua poem Apu Inca Atawallpaman. Szyszlo’s knowledge of Quechua poetry resulted...sustained by the great epic poetry —con- verted into a type of constant funeral—of the his- tory of the Incas. His reference to the past is, logically...Solorugen. These meetings and discussions provided further impetus for his 14 interest in literature - especially poetry - and art. Szyszlo finished

  11. First War Syndrome: Military Culture, Professionalization, and Counterinsurgency Doctrine (United States)


    Chief Joseph’s Nez Perce at Snake Creek.177 In addition to direct attacks on the Indian population, the Army also launched a more indirect campaign...acted to provide better education for the poor (the 1902 "Balfour" Education Act), better nutrition and medical care for these young students (1906 and...Operation MAR KARDAD ( SNAKE PIT), which used more the 4,000 ISAF and Afghan troops, including more 1,200 British soldiers. This was a clearly conventional

  12. Restoring the Shield: Westmoreland and the Recovery of Military Professionalism (United States)


    summarizing their inspection results in a quantitative fashion was not only damaging morale , it was contributing to the temptation to, “operate on the thin...architects of the post- Vietnam Army’s reforms. Westmoreland’s candid recognition of the debilitating effects of the Vietnam War on the Army’s moral -ethical...recognition of the debilitating effects of the Vietnam War on the Army’s moral -ethical climate led to a series of internally-focused initiatives, which

  13. Special Operations Liaison Officer: Looking Back to See the Future (United States)


    Additionally, a 19–22 week course was taught at the JFK Center for Special Warfare53 at Ft. Bragg, NC and remained required training for officers in the MAOP...the highest levels of government and the private sector.”54 The MAOP advisor course was tailored to the individual MAOP assignment.55 The JFK Center...for Special Warfare even changed its name following the MAOP pilot programs to the JFK Center for Military Assistance to best reflect its training

  14. Higher-Order Factors in Structure-of-Intellect (SOI) Aptitude Tests Hypothesized to Portray Constructs of Military Leadership: A Re-analysis of an SOI Data Base. (United States)

    Ulosevich, Steven N.; And Others


    A correlation matrix of 21 structure-of-intellect (SOI) tests taken by 204 Marine officers at a military base in Southern California, which was intended to reflect aptitudes for military leadership, was reanalyzed through exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory maximum likelihood factor analysis. Higher order factors appeared to have…

  15. 76 FR 66933 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security U.S. Coast Guard DHS/USCG-014 Military Pay... (United States)


    .../USCG--014 Military Pay and Personnel System of Records AGENCY: Privacy Office, DHS. ACTION: Notice of... records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security U.S. Coast Guard--014 Military Pay and Personnel System... collect and maintain records regarding pay and personnel. As a result of a biennial review of this system...

  16. Military Education: Improved Oversight and Management Needed for DOD's Fellowship and Training-with-Industry Programs. Report to Congressional Committees. GAO-12-367 (United States)

    Farrell, Brenda S.


    The Department of Defense (DOD), which includes the military services, selects mid- to upper-career-level military officers to participate in fellowship and training-with-industry programs conducted at non-DOD organizations such as universities, think tanks, private corporations, federal agencies, and Congress. For some fellowships, the military…

  17. Officer Personnel Management: ’A Historical Perspective’. Individual Study Project (United States)


    transgressed. They were insistent that the inept , dishone~st, or immoral officer be eliminated from the Service. The junior officers did not question...professional climate in the Army. As custodians of the "system," it is again to the senior officers that one must turn for viable solu- tions. c

  18. Biosecurity in public and private office. (United States)

    Garbin, Artênio José Isper; Garbin, Cléa Adas Saliba; Arcieri, Renato Moreira; Crossato, Michel; Ferreira, Nelly Foster


    Biosecurity is currently a concern for all health-related services, including dentistry, since infection control has a relevant importance. In dental practice, health-related occupations have contact with a great number of individuals who are potentially capable to transmit pathogens. This study comprised a descriptive evaluation of the universal precaution measures for infection control adopted by dental practitioners working at public and private offices in the city of Araçatuba, SP. Data collection was performed by a quiz with questions about individual and collective protection equipments. The results showed that the use of caps was reported by 55% of the professionals working at the public sector and 90% for the private sector. The use of masks and gloves was reported by all professionals surveyed; nevertheless, glove change between patients was not reported by 40% of professionals working at the public sector. There were more flaws in public offices as to the use of protective barriers, since except for the use of gloves, gowns and masks, the frequency of use of those barriers was smaller than at private offices.

  19. Professional development (United States)

    Yoon, Jin Hee; Hartline, Beverly Karplus; Milner-Bolotin, Marina


    The three sessions of the professional development workshop series were each designed for a different audience. The purpose of the first session was to help mid-career physicists aspire for and achieve leadership roles. The second session brought together students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career physicists to help them plan their career goals and navigate the steps important to launching a successful career. The final session sought to increase awareness of the results of physics education research, and how to use them to help students-especially women-learn physics better. The presentations and discussions were valuable for both female and male physicists.

  20. Professional C++

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    Gregoire, Marc


    Master complex C++ programming with this helpful, in-depth resource From game programming to major commercial software applications, C++ is the language of choice. It is also one of the most difficult programming languages to master. While most competing books are geared toward beginners, Professional C++, Third Edition, shows experienced developers how to master the latest release of C++, explaining little known features with detailed code examples users can plug into their own codes. More advanced language features and programming techniques are presented in this newest edition of the book,