|•||•Whether the presence of women changes military culture|
|•||•Whether basic training should be integrated|
|•||•Whether military women would be more likely to report sexual harassment if there was an all-female "chain of complaint"|
|•||•Whether additional units and occupations should be gender integrated.|
This chapter offers some data on each of these issues from the perspective of service personnel.
A very common theme in our discussions was the ongoing change in military culture. We might have concluded that gender was an important factor of influence had military personnel not pointed out the larger picture. Military youth often took exception to being treated as a "lesser person" by senior supervisors; to being told to do something their commander's way "because he said so," even when they pointed out that their way was "by the books" and was more efficient; or to being seen as unintelligent and irresponsible. Both