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Predicting Attrition in a Military Special Program Training Command

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Technical Report

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda United States

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Screening for special assignments within the U.S. military is a top priority of the Department of Defense. Developments that increase the likelihood of selecting and training only the most highly qualified candidates for special assignments contribute to the national security and defense, and increase fiscal responsibility within the military. One method to improve applicant screening is to retrospectively analyze training performance and outcome data to determine the variables that predict success or failurei.e., attrition in a training program. Some variables that may be predictive of attrition include intelligence, physical fitness, age, rank, and relevant psychological constructse.g., posttraumatic stress symptoms.This research analyzed training performance and outcome data from an East Coast U.S. military training command to identify variables that predicted success and failure in this command.

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  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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