Making Citizen-Soldiers / Edition 1

Making Citizen-Soldiers / Edition 1

by Michael S. Neiberg
     
 

While most modern military systems educate and train junior officers at insular academies like West Point, only the United States has relied heavily on the active cooperation of its civilian colleges. In his examination of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), Michael Neiberg argues that the creation of officer education programs on civilian campuses emanates… See more details below

Overview

While most modern military systems educate and train junior officers at insular academies like West Point, only the United States has relied heavily on the active cooperation of its civilian colleges. In his examination of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), Michael Neiberg argues that the creation of officer education programs on civilian campuses emanates from a traditional American belief (which he traces to the colonial period) in the active participation of civilians in military affairs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674007154
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. ROTC and the American Military Tradition

2. A Favored Position on Campus: The Military and Higher Education in the Cold War Era, 1950-1964

3. The Origins of Postwar Dissatisfaction

4. The ROTC Vitalization Act, 1964-1968

5. ROTC from Tet to the All-Volunteer Forces

6. ROTC in the Era of the All-Volunteer Force, 1972-1980

7. A New Academic Program: ROTC, 1972-1980

Epilogue

Abbreviations

Notes

Primary Sources

Index

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