Using RAND's Military Career Model to Evaluate the Impact of Institutional Requirements on the Air Force Space Officer Career Field
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An institutional requirement IR is a U.S. Air Force manpower requirement needed to support the Air Force institution, including positions like recruiters, instructors, or political military affairs specialists. These positions may not align well with traditional functional career fields. Generally, IRs do not have to be filled by officers with a particular specialty or from a particular career field, so various career fields are taxed to fill them. Career field assignment teams then assign officers to fill IR positions allocated to their career field. Typically, however, some IRs go unfilled because career fields have a limited pool of officers to fill both IR positions and core career field authorizations. In these situations, the additional stress that IRs place on some career fields is significant.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations