The U.S. Marines Want an Academic Study on the Cost, Impacts of Co-Ed Boot Camp
November 13, 2019
November 13, 2019: As more men and women train together at Marine Corps boot camp, the service is looking for a university that can complete an in-depth study of co-ed recruit training.
The Marine Corps is seeking info from public universities that can provide "objective, data-driven recommendations for policy change to enable better Entry Level Training (ELT) for Marine Corps recruits."
The notice was posted on the government contracting website FBO.gov last week.
The Marine Corps is looking for an academic study that focuses on four areas:
- Alternatives to the current Marine Corps recruit training model, which separates male and female recruits at the small-unit level at boot camp
- Costs associated with those alternatives
- The costs associated with the current model of separating men and women at boot camp versus then training together
- How perceptions about co-ed training might affect a prospective recruit's decision to join the Marine Corps.
Read more: The Marines Want an Academic Study on the Cost, Impacts of Co-Ed Boot Camp (military.com)
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