Post-Service Utilization of Air Force-Gained Skills.
Initial rept. Jun-Jul 71,
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX
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More complete information is needed to determine the extent of utilization in the civilian economy of skills developed during military service. Post-service occupation data have been obtained through a questionnaire mailed ten months after separation to each first-term Air Force enlisted man separated between 1 July 1968 and 31 March 1970. As of 31 December 1970, data were available on 85,409, or 51.7 percent, of the men separated during this period. This study demonstrates that 72 percent of the first-term separatees who were in high-skill, blue-collar-like, Air Force occupations were employed in similar civilian occupations. There were six Air Force career fields for which 51 through 80 percent of the separatees transitioned into occupations which directly utilized their Air Force skills. Of 34 Air Force Specialities with a variable reenlistment bonus multiple of four, 31 had a utilization rate greater than 25 percent. Author
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