Charles C. Moskos Profession Of Arms

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Throughout the history of warfare, there have been countless attempts to professionalize the world’s militaries. Examining the United States “Profession of Arms” is often service driven after major wars/campaigns as the force faced reductions in size, change of mission, or change of force structure such as post-WWII, Vietnam, the end of the draft, end of the cold war, and end of OIF/OEF. As an example, Charles C. Moskos examined the profession in 1977 with respect to the establishment of the all-volunteer force and whether it was deviating from a calling and transforming into an occupational model. Moskos’ primary concern was the occupationalization of a calling and the methods in which the military could adapt and re-invigorate the calling
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