The Military Mind
Lieutenant Commander Robert G. Partlow, U. S. Navy—There is an increasing difficulty in attracting potential career personnel, particularly officers, and there is an increasing reluctance by society to spend its resources on defense.
Let us look first at the ability to attract career officers: the military man today is the most stereotyped individual in our society. Even his thought process is pre-judged, viz., “the military mind” is a standard term in current popular rhetoric. Unfortunately, few, if any aspects of the stereotyped images are considered desirable by the young of today. We are going to have a difficult task in attracting those we need to the Service.