Term of Award

Summer 2003

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)


Department of History

Committee Chair

Alan C. Downs

Committee Member 1

Anastatia Sims

Committee Member 2

Emerson McMullen


Family members have accompanied the army for the entire 227-year history of the organization. This thesis outlines the formation of the army family and its continuation through times of peace and war. It establishes the army family as a community based on the existence of three elements: geographic location, social interaction, and common ties. The results of the research for this paper establish a common experience among the members of the army family that exists throughout history and is a vital part of the success and continuation of the community.


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