Behavior: The Drudge as Hero

Admirers of the "New Army" with its absence of reveille, K.P. and other tiresome traditions believe that the military is now more attractive to recruits.

University of Michigan Sociologist David Segal is skeptical. It may be, he suggested last week, that "drudgery is part of the heroic image of the military. If the Army becomes too easy, it is as likely to lose appeal as gain it."

Drudgery is just one of the topics Segal plans to investigate when he be comes chief of social processes in the Army's new Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences on July 1. He will...

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