Contractors Transiting from the Battlefield
Johnson, Vickie R.
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Throughout history, military forces have depended on civilian contractors to fulfill logistical and support functions that Soldiers do not need to do (Grey, 2006). Contractors have increasingly become an integral part of Soldier/battalion functioning particularly in overseas locations. They can find themselves performing similar missions as their military counterparts. Civilian contractors have a larger presence on today’s battlefields, no doubt related to downsizing from the 1990s. Many support functions have been transferred to private sector contractors (Hunter & Goure, 2008). The United States Department of Labor has released data showing that more than 1,350 private military contractors have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in response to a Freedom of Information request filed by Reuters. This Joint Applied Project report contends that, due to a sizable commitment of contractor personnel in the battlefield, the U.S. government should shoulder some responsibility in assisting contractor personnel returning from the battlefield. The research also examines the options contractor personnel have when they return to the United States after supporting the war in Iraq and Afghanistan (and from Kuwait, which supports both wars).
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