Accession Number : ADA267745


Title :   Perceptions of U.S. Navy Medical Reservists Recalled for Operation Desert Storm


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1991-1992


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Nice, D S ; Hilton, Susan M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267745.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : The recall of reserve forces in support of Operations Desert Shield/ Storm resulted in the activation of approximately 9,700 Navy medical reservists. The purpose of this study was to identify major issues associated with the recall and assignment experiences. A demographically representative sample of 3, 804 medical reservists (39%) responded to a survey between June and September, 1991. Results indicated that in-processing and out-processing were conducted in a timely and professional manner. Reservists felt well prepared to meet the challenges of their recall assignments; however, they did not strongly endorse the Reserve training program. As a general trend across operationally-oriented issues, such as command staffing and equipment, habitability and administration, and leadership and assignment satisfaction, responses were moderately positive. Reservists assigned to CON-US hospitals rated items more positively than those assigned to Marine support, and officers were more positive than Hospital Corpsmen. The greatest financial hardships were experienced by Medical and Dental Corps officers. Child care/ dependent care requirements of most reservists with children appeared to be reasonably well met. Results are presented as a descriptive heuristic for policy considerations.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE , *MEDICAL PERSONNEL , MILITARY OPERATIONS , REQUIREMENTS , ACTIVATION , POLICIES , STRATEGY , LEADERSHIP , MANAGEMENT , ALLOCATIONS , FELTS , HABITABILITY , RECALL , CHILDREN , DESERTS , HOSPITALS , PERSONNEL , STORMS , TRAINING , NAVAL PERSONNEL , PROCESSING , NAVY , SURVEYS , RESPONSE


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE