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dc.contributor.advisorEitelberg, Mark J.
dc.contributor.advisorSimon, Cary A.
dc.contributor.authorDooley, Susan G.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:20:38Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:20:38Z
dc.date.issued1998-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/8403
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines initial military training of women in Marine Corps boot camp. The study focuses on changes implemented in 1996 and applied during four phases of the Commandant's "Transformation Process": recruiting, recruit training, cohesion, and sustainment. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 43 female Marines. Eleven main themes emerged from the interviews, including: strong consensus that the partially integrated, phased- approach to boot camp was beneficial to individual women and effective for the Marine Corps; progressive gender- integration enhances team-building and unit cohesion; the recruiting process prepares women for the physical, but not the emotional, challenges of boot camp; and the complete integration of women during the "sustainment" phase still requires substantial reinforcement. The study findings also suggest that Marine Corps leaders need additional training and education to understand and exemplify the complete "Transformation Process," to improve acceptance of women in the Marine Corps, and to improve military readinessen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/femalerecruitsnd109458403
dc.format.extentxii, 79 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleFemale recruits and the United States Marine Corps: the transformation processen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.subject.authorGender-Integrationen_US
dc.subject.authorRecruit Trainingen_US
dc.subject.authorMarine Corpsen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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