Postservice Occupational and Educational Plans of First-Tour Military Personnel Nearing Separation from the Service.
Technical rept. Mar 71-Mar 72,
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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A study was made of several aspects of the postservice educational and occupational plans of first-tour enlisted personnel nearing separation from military service. Data were collected using a questionnaire administered at military sites during September-December, 1971. Usable returns were obtained from 3946 men from four services Air Force, 481 Army, 942 Marine Corps, 783 and Navy, 1740. Analyses were made to characterize the postservice plans of the respondents and to identify correlates of these plans. A large majority of the men said they wanted to enter full-time employment soon after leaving the service. Almost half indicated they already had a part- or full-time job promised. Most men expected to be in full-time work one year postservice, but four out of ten were not very definite about the type of work they would be in. Although most men expect to pursue full-time work, results show a widespread interest in further training or education. Author
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