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A Preliminary Assessment of Population Representation in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

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Authors
Eitelberg, Mark J.
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1991-10
Date
October 1991
Publisher
Biennial Conference of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society
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Abstract
Many issues relating to population representation in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm were widely discussed in the news media, often based on incomplete or inaccurate information. This was partly due to difficulties encountered by the Department of Defense in collating, combining, verifying, and reporting statistics from automated data files on military personnel sent to the Persian Gulf. Precise records on all persons assigned to the theater of operations are not yet available for analysis. However, the Department of Defense has compiled information on all military personnel deployed from August 1990 through February 15, 1991 (which was one month after the start of Operation Desert Storm and a week prior to the ground war). This information, though somewhat incomplete, forms the basis of the study. The preliminary assessment of population representation includes all Department of Defense personnel assigned to the Persian Gulf at any time during the indicated period. Some movement of personnel occurred during this period, and the data include a number of people who departed from the region before the commencement of Operation Desert Storm on January 16, 1991.
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Presented at the Biennial Conference of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Baltimore, Maryland. 1991.
Included is "Population Representation in the Military Services", (Appendix D), a report for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management and Personnel), Fiscal Year 1990 (July 1991).
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Administrative Sciences
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Naval Postgraduate School
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35 p.
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Eitelberg, Mark J. "A preliminary assessment of population representation in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm." Biennial Conference of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Baltimore, Maryland. 1991.
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