Does The Military Make The Man Or Does The Man Make The Military?

Via ScienceDaily:

“Be all you can be,” the Army tells potential recruits. The military promises personal reinvention. But does it deliver?


A new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that personality does change a little after military service — German conscripts come out of the military less agreeable than their peers who chose civilian service.

It’s hard to do long-term studies on how personalities change…

Read more here.

  • Hadrian999

    for some it does, for others it doesn’t for it to work you have to want to change. it depends on the man and on the quality of leadership they wind up under

  • JaceD

    Sure, the military reinvents you… From human to machine.