The Unique Culture of the Military
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The Unique Culture of the Military book
To understand military culture, one will need to study the “particular beliefs, values, rituals, and other symbolic productions that organize and sustain military organization [which] includes the reception of these by the larger society to which the military belongs” (Military Culture, 2008, p. 1). In 1991 Mary Wertsch shared assumptions and generalizations she came to after surveying a large number of teachers, psychologists, physicians, and social workers who grew up as military brats in the 1950s and 1960s, prior to the all-volunteer service. Her explanation and insights regarding the culture of the military, which she described as a Fortress, are offered here along with insights gained by other writers since that time.