The research traces the housing of soldiers in Military Barracks from the time of the Roman Army, and by examining the Contemporary Military Establishment, identifies the changes that have occurred. It notes the advancement in the technology of warfare which necessitates the recruitment of a higher calibre of men into the Military.
The survey methodology establishes the use and nature of the questionnaire and the priority evaluation game which was developed to obtain the soldiers' housing priorities. The data collected by the survey from a sample of soldiers is analysed, in order to understand their attitudes towards existing Barrack housing and to identify their expectations in an ideal Barrack housing.
The findings show a general dissatisfaction with the existing housing and a preference for the semi- detached house with private backyard. Furthermore, the result indicates that the individual's dissatisfaction with the existing housing is associated with his level of education.
The implications resulting from the majority of soldiers now being married are discussed so far as the provision of satisfactory living conditions for troops and their families affect morale and loyalty.