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After all, turning the other cheek seems a dubious tactic for success in a military organization. Three other points concerning harassment should be made. Top leadership's views both filter down to the transgressors and give heart to the victims, who come to believe that some limit can be reached and that not all complaints will be futile. Second, the continual verbal aggression and insult in common areas, the catcalls from cars and dormitories, are often considered unimportant and uncontrollable by commanders; nevertheless, they are exhausting and corrosive for women.
L 625,Services Racially Inlegrated, Ex. Order 9981 ,Peacetime Draft Instituted, Berlin Airlift FIGURE 2, National and Military Events Affecting Cohorts I-VIII Most do not enlist for a second term. Because policies about women have been changing and because women's absolute numbers are so small after twelve years, it would be a serious mistake to generalize about women's behavior, especially that of senior women, on the basis of current data. The women who remain are a select few-but the criteria for their selection and self-selection are not clear.
L This method or approach is especially useful in the study of military personnel because people enter the military at approximately the same age, begin at the bottom of either the enlisted or officer ranks, and move through the system at about the same pace. Thus, date of entry is one of the most telling data one can have about a member of the military. Since it does not permit lateral entry, the military must "grow its own" personnel. Even people recruited for newly valuable attitudes and skills must start at the bottom and proceed upward.