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Motivation of the U.S. Soldiers in the World War II
Combat is serious and soldiers need to be highly motivated when going to war.
Otherwise, they might not give their best when they are fighting. There are different motivational
factors that come to play when soldiers are at war. For instance, it was evidence that there were
different factors that were at play which motivated the US soldiers that fought in the World War
II, in Vietnam as well as in Korea.
During the World War II (WWII), there were different reasons as to why the soldiers
enlisted and remained motivated to fight. The main reason for their joining and also remaining
motivated was that they had a strong sense of fighting. Interestingly, this surprised both their
generals as well as their enemies. Firstly, the soldiers realized that the only way for them to go
home was if they fought and won the war. Nonetheless, idealism was also a major reason as to
why the soldiers gave their best when they fought during the WWII. This has been engraved in
the American culture and they did not fail to carry with it to the battle field.
Unit-Cohesion and Comradeship
There are other reasons that motivated the soldiers as they fought such as small-unit
cohesion as well as primacy of comradeship (Lewis 10). In this context, there were two main
reasons as to why soldiers fought hard and well. Firstly, they did so because they did not want to
be considered as failures by their comrades. On the other hand, they also gave their best since
they did not want to be considered as failures by the members of their group noting that this was
the primary group that they connected with emotionally. As such, since this group was the source
of their emotional identity, they did not want to disappoint them. More importantly, ‘belonging’
was also considered to be a survival tactic in the army. Notably, when one did not belong, they
would often be sent on critical and dangerous missions or high-risk operations.
On the other hand, the US soldiers responded well when they were supplied with fresh
items and food products. When hot food was delivered as well as mail, the soldiers were well
pleased (Lewis 12). Also, they were motivated by competent leadership styles and proper
management. When they received efficient fire support from their counterparts they got
motivated as well. Finally, the soldiers were motivated by the promise of honor when they
fought. They would prefer to die when fighting than be captured and...