Accession Number : AD1036709


Title :   Predicting Attrition in a Military Special Program Training Command


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda United States


Personal Author(s) : Finton,Brendan J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1036709.pdf


Report Date : 20 May 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 218


Abstract : Screening for special assignments within the U.S. military is a top priority of the Department of Defense. Developments that increase the likelihood of selecting and training only the most highly qualified candidates for special assignments contribute to the national security and defense, and increase fiscal responsibility within the military. One method to improve applicant screening is to retrospectively analyze training performance and outcome data to determine the variables that predict success or failure(i.e., attrition) in a training program. Some variables that may be predictive of attrition include: intelligence, physical fitness, age, rank, and relevant psychological constructs(e.g., posttraumatic stress symptoms).This research analyzed training performance and outcome data from an East Coast U.S. military training command to identify variables that predicted success and failure in this command.


Descriptors :   military training , MILITARY PERSONNEL , PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , human resources , PERSONNEL SELECTION , PERSONNEL retention , PERSONNEL SCREENING TESTS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE