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The enlistment of undergraduate entry band Officers in the Australian Defence Force


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Gerrard, OC 1996 , 'The enlistment of undergraduate entry band Officers in the Australian Defence Force', Honours thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The current enlistment methods of the Australian Defence Force allow
individuals with tertiary qualifications to enlist into most specialist and technical
vocations as Officers. One exception to this rule is the enlistment of musicians, who
obtain only junior positions within Defence Force bands regardless of previous
training. Any change in the current enlistment methods would impact greatly on the
structure of the military band system and the career paths of current serving
personnel, therefore this issue is significant to all service musicians. In the present
study, attitudes of service musicians toward the enlistment of Undergraduate Entry
Band Officers were determined by means of an attitudinal survey. This consisted of
eleven questions and was distributed to all full time service musicians throughout
Australia. Results were then examined with regard to current recruiting policies.

Item Type: Thesis - Honours
Authors/Creators:Gerrard, OC
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