Accession Number : ADA100352


Title :   Black Officer Accession and Retention


Descriptive Note : Study project rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Buono, Daniel P ; Tademy, Dudley L ; Byrd, Melvin ; Saulnier, Philip J ; Ellis, Claude, Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a100352.pdf


Report Date : 15 May 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 280


Abstract : Using the population of black officers 03-04, determine by investigation the validity of the alleged existence of sub-standard black officers commissioned at predominantly black universities; determine linkage between university preparation and continued service of the black officer. The basic foundation of our study emanates from conclusions drawn by the Class of 79 Black Officer Accession and Retention Study (BOAR). Data were gathered from a literature search, through interviews with personnel associated with the issue, and by attending a conference of Presidents and Chancellors of historically black colleges at Tuskegee Institute. Based upon an analysis of the data, specific on-going initiatives instituted by Department of the Army and the award of a contract 'to determine the role of predominantly black colleges in the production of officers for the military,' the study group concluded that continued effort would be redundant, uneconomical, and potentially detrimental to on-going initiatives. Thus, the collection and analysis of additional data were suspended. The group recommends follow-on investigation and evaluation of the effectiveness of DA initiatives; the conclusions and recommendations of DA- funded study (Scarboro); and the factors affecting retention of quality junior black officers. (Author)


Descriptors :   *OFFICER PERSONNEL , ARMY PERSONNEL , LITERATURE SURVEYS , PERSONNEL RETENTION


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE