Accession Number : AD0475297


Title :   AN ANALYSIS OF THE NAVY OFFICER FITNESS REPORT AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE PROMOTIONAL SYSTEM.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Acosta, Delores Y


Report Date : Jan 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 77


Abstract : In this paper, an attempt is made to analyze the philosophy and methodology of the promotion system in the United States Navy. The particular portions of the promotion system discussed include the Fitness Report and the promotion board. Since the major criterion for an officer's success in the Navy is the performance reflected in his Fitness Reports, special emphasis has been given to this area. The historical development of the Fitness Report is reviewed with particular attention to the rating scales employed. In addition, the problems involved in the preparation of the Fitness Report are explored. Some of these problems involve the biases of the evaluator, the inconsistencies in the form itself, as well as the instructions pertaining to it, and the peculiar multi-purpose nature of the Fitness Report System. Finally, recommendations for further and future research based on the findings of this paper are proposed. (Author)


Descriptors :   *OFFICER PERSONNEL , NAVAL PERSONNEL , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , SELECTION


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE