Al Fullbright replied to the topic Military vs. civilian workplace culture – which is more suited to government? in the forum Human Resources 8 years, 4 months ago
We already have a government culture made up of ex-military. Many of the people in government have never worked in the private sector. Consequentially, we are developing a MILITARY CLASS where the sons and daughters go to military service and then to government. The all-volunteer force is also perpetuating it. The military is not really composed of all segments of society and worse than that; they think their military service somehow is a boost – that it somehow makes them better prepared to serve in government.
I would argue that a government that is top heavy with Militarists might explain why we have been in so many wars since our inception. In my lifetime we have been involved in one war after another and we are apparently going to fight to the last dollars worth of ammo. The country is deeply in debt and we are putting money all over the world.
We should be choosing our leaders from our state universities (not the privileged halls of Ivy League schools) and we should be advancing the State University system with enough scholarships and loans to make sure we have an even cross section.
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