A STUDY OF 'THE HUMP BILL'
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This paper presents a study of the problem of the uneven officer distribution in the Navy rank structure caused by wartime expansion and resulting in Congressional legislation commonly referred to as The Hump Bill. The study is an effort to analyze the degree of success attained under this legislation during its first three years of operation and to highlight areas requiring additional corrective action. Since this is the study of a dynamic situation involving the most complex of all mechanisms, the reaction of human beings, it is impossible to state that a better solution to the problem would have resulted by following some other course of action. The paper does present factors that were not properly provided for in the Hump Bill and which sould be considered in the future.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations