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Rethinking Military Professionalism for the Changing Armed Forces

  • Krystal K. Hachey
  • Tamir Libel
  • Waylon H. Dean

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Yantsislav Yanakiev
    Pages 29-44
  3. Rita Hawkshaw, Clodia N. O’Neil
    Pages 113-128
  4. Vanessa Brown, Al Okros
    Pages 149-164
  5. Krystal K. Hachey, Tamir Libel, Zack Partington
    Pages 201-211
  6. Tamir Libel, Krystal K. Hachey
    Pages 213-228
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 229-236

About this book


This book will make a first contribution to identify the gaps in current practices and provide alternative mechanisms to conceptualize professionalism that is reflective of changing requirements, culture, and demographics of the contemporary military force.The military profession promotes the development, sustainment, and embodiment of ethos, which guides conduct across operational contexts, from times of national and international crises and security challenges (e.g., war, natural disasters, and peace support operations). It is imperative for military leaders to understand how ethos and doctrine shape professional frameworks, which guide the conduct of military members.


military professionalism military culture military identity military education gender and diversity

Editors and affiliations

  • Krystal K. Hachey
    • 1
  • Tamir Libel
    • 2
  • Waylon H. Dean
    • 3
  1. 1.Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis (DGMPRA), Department of National DefenceGovernment of CanadaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair of Comparative PoliticsUniversity of BambergBamberg, BavariaGermany
  3. 3.Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis (DGMPRA), Department of National DefenceGovernment of CanadaOttawaCanada

About the editors

Dr. Krystal Hachey, a Defence Scientist, leads the Leadership, Culture, and Ethics Team in Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis within Canada’s Department of National Defence. She holds a MEd in educational psychology from the University of Saskatchewan and a PhD in measurement and evaluation from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Hachey conducts scientific research examining the relationships between culture, ethos, professionalism, performance, and leadership effectiveness in the Canadian Armed Forces. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Res Militaris, Military Behavioural Health, and Journal of Military, Family, and Veteran Health and has chapters published in military books on physical fitness and performance measurement through the Canadian Defence Academy.

Dr. Tamir Libel has a PhD in political science (2009) from Bar Ilan University, Israel. He is a former Beatriu de Pinós research fellow at the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI). Previously, he was a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRE) at UCD, and a visiting scholar at both the Department of Political Science at the University of Trier and the Department of History at the University of Marburg in Germany. His work combines theoretical approaches of sociology of knowledge and data science methods to study security and military affairs. His work was published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Strategic Studies, RUSI Journal, Defense & Security Analysis, Journal of Intelligence History and Defence Studies and his book European Military Culture and Security Governance: Soldiers, Scholars and National Defence Universities was published by Routledge in 2016.


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