Quality of the All-Volunteer Air-Force-1973.
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Characteristics of all-volunteer force enlistees were compared to characteristics of 1970 through 1972 enlistees. Analyses of the four years of data result in the following conclusions a Compared to the 1971 and 1972 accessions, there has been an increase in average aptitudes of the 1973 accessions in the mechanical and electronics areas. There has been a decrease in the administrative and general areas. Air Force quality is improving but did not reach the quality level demonstrated by 1970 first-term accessions. bThere has been an appreciable loss of accessions who have completed education beyond the high school level. This loss is accompanied by a year-by-year downward shift of percentages of first-term airmen scoring at the higher centile levels of the four aptitude indexes of the AQE. c The aptitude level patterns of South-Southwest areas 3 and 4 enlistees were not consistently low, compared to the other areas, as they were in 1970 through 1972. d The aptitude levels of Black enlistees in 1973 are higher than they were in 1970 through 1972. This phenomenon was obtained by geographic area of enlistment and total sample. e Other than a possible need to offer incentives to high-aptitude people, especially in the general and electronic areas, Air Force operational capability does not appear to be significantly affected by the absence of the draft. Author
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