“Argentinean Army Officials in Democracy: New Challenges for the Military Profession”
Our work deals with the following questions: How are the abovementioned changes experienced by those who have studied and are working as Army officials within the after-military-dictatorship context? What is the meaning of a military career in the present scenario? “It’s like attempting a surgery without a surgical knife”, as someone put it. The testimonies collected in our fieldwork seem to suggest a feeling of pointlessness, ultimately discouragement, with respect to the profession. Based on biographical interviews, we attempt to reconstruct Army cadets’ educational and professional trajectories as a means to explore their perceptions about the changes experienced.