Sociological Effects of Deployments on Air Force Families: Are Deployment Effects on Family Driving Out Seasoned Officers Prior to Twenty Years? by Christine F L Holliday, Karla J Heren, Alfred K Flowers (Paperback / softback, 2012)
Deployments are having significant effects on Air Force members' families and shaping Airmen's willingness to continue military service at the cost of these relationships. This paper examines the effects of deployments on Airmen and their families, particularly the impact on officer retention rates. A literature review shows the evolution of the American family has made family members more susceptible to divorce and more impatient with military demands. Failure to recognize these differences has led to limited, and in many cases irrelevant, literature and survey tools that do t allow for an educated discussion on this very subject.
Alfred K Flowers, Christine F L Holliday, Karla J Heren