RC24 - Armed Forces and Society


Dr. Marybeth P. Ulrich

Professor of Government
6 McCoy Lane
Carlisle, PA  17015

Fax: 717-486-3887



Recognised as a study group in 1981; granted research committee status in 1986.


Promotes study and research on the armed forces and society. This involves developing an international and cross cultural understanding of military systems, their impact on political systems, and the relationships between peace, war and military systems. It the social structure of the armed forces, with particular attention to their political impact; civil-military relations focusing on the nature and character of political systems, organisational structure of the armed forces, and the political consequences arising from the dynamics between the military and civilian systems; and military experience and traditions including the nature and character of military professionalism, professional education, and the military socialisation process.