Accession Number : ADA259034


Title :   The Timing of Training


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 1990-Nov 1991


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Kathryn L ; Horowitz, Stanley A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259034.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : This paper is one of a series of studies concerned with identifying approaches to maintaining a strong military manpower capability during a period of declining budgets and force levels. The focus of this paper is on past and present policies on the timing of training military personnel. The paper explores the effect that the timing of training has on enlistment, retention, and unit performance. It also reviews the costs and benefits of alternative policies on the timing of training. A structure is presented that considers three possible approaches to training: training early in the first term, training late in the first term, and training delayed until the second term. The cost savings for each approach are discussed, and a framework for further testing is presented.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY TRAINING , MILITARY PERSONNEL , COST EFFECTIVENESS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT) , MILITARY BUDGETS , JOB ANALYSIS , ENLISTED PERSONNEL , MANPOWER


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE