Manifestations of power and control: Training as the catalyst for scandal at the United States Air Force Academy

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Abstract

This article explores the role of training practices at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in perpetuating power and control issues and the potential consequences of those practices. This article also includes an overview of the training practices at the USAFA, issues of power and control manifested in the training process, and gendered reactions to the loss of personal control experienced during the initial socialization training.The author argues that cadet responses to control deprivation may have resulted in the (alleged) sexual assaults by male cadets and the eating disorders manifested by female cadets, both of which ultimately represent violence against women. The article concludes with implications for research and practice, including a call for recognizing the strategic role of training in forming organizational culture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1149-1168
Number of pages20
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume15
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes

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