The all-volunteer force, the historic norm in peacetime America, was reestablished in the U.S. on 30 June 1973, when induction authority expired. But never before had the U.S. attempted to field a standing Army in peacetime -- based on voluntary enlistments -- with the worldwide responsibilities that faced this force. Since the mid-1980s the ability of the armed forces to recruit and retain quality volunteers has not been seriously questioned. This book takes us through those years of transition, examining both the context in which the end of the draft occurred and the perspective which the Army's leaders brought to bear on the challenge they faced.In addition, Brehma#39;s office accepted a Recruiting Command proposal, also recommended by Project PROVIDE, for a massive increase in recruiting advertising. ... be necessary to end KP, rebuild barracks, and introduce labor- saving devices for miscellaneous duties at one test post. ... with less than two yearsa#39; service contained in the presidenta#39;s fiscal guidance, Resor told Laird that the Army needed $718anbsp;...
|Title||:||U.s. Army's Transition to the All-volunteer Force, 1868-1974|
|Author||:||Robert K. Griffith|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 1997-08-01|