Cost and Efficiency in Military Specialty Training
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The paper focuses on the issue--specialty training for first-term enlisted personnel--and deals briefly with the relationship between this topic and other aspects of the efficient management of military specialties. The conceptual framework, or methodology, for evaluating specialty training which has been developed at Rand considers the costs of both formal and on-the-job training as well as the returns to training for first-term enlisted personnel. This methodology was pilot-tested using members of one Air Force specialty, and results of that study are described. In the pilot study, average costs and returns to training were estimated, and, in addition, estimates were made of the relationship between individual attributes and the cost of training.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Humanities and History