Who Chooses Military Service? Correlates of Propensity and Enlistment in the U.S. Armed Forces

  title={Who Chooses Military Service? Correlates of Propensity and Enlistment in the U.S. Armed Forces},
  author={Jerald G. Bachman and David R. Segal and Peter Freedman-Doan and Patrick M O'Malley},
  journal={Military Psychology},
  pages={1 - 30}
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