This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.
Chapter 12: Women as Leaders in the Military
Women as Leaders in the Military
The military has a unique function. It kills. It does so on behalf of the nation and at the direction of its elected leaders. In addition, many military members take great risks and some sacrifice their lives. On the other hand, although trained for combat, some never engage in it, and others have specialties such as accounting that do not require them to kill and that almost guarantee their safety. Nevertheless, all who wear a military uniform are conscious of what separates them from civilians. That is a mission ...