Reducing Physical Standards for Navy Recruits
Interim technical rept. 15 Jun-15 Dec 1972
DENVER RESEARCH INST CO
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With the advent of an all volunteer force, concern has been expressed to the effect that future accessions into the Navy might be insufficient to fill the Navys skilled manpower needs. The report presents the results of the first six months of research of a study to examine the feasibility of enlarging the size of the population from which volunteers are drawn by removing certain physically disqualifying restrictions to enlistment, and to investigate the implications of their removal. The research was organized to answer four basic questions concerning the determination of concept feasibility, the determination of which physical standards might be reduced and the implications of their change, the methodology of the development of an admissions mechanism for predicting success among persons whose physical condition requires some system modification, and the development of an evaluation mechanism for monitoring the program. The report recommends the reduction of certain physical standards as a safe, effective way to augment an AVF. Several specific preliminary recommendations are listed in the report.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations