Supply vs. Demand as a Tool for Recruitment of U.S. Naval Officers.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The study is designed to assist decision-makers responsible for establishing officer recruiting goals. It determines supply available for a particular officer program by reducing the eligible college graduate pool through a series of operators screen for age, screen physical, screen NAC, screen OAR. It determines demand by using estimates from BUPERS of required commissions, and estimates from NAVCRUITCOMHQ of applicants required to achieve the desired commissions. The ratio of supply to demand is then used to determine what combinations of interest level in a military career and recruiter contact effectiveness are necessary to achieve the projected goals. The model can be used to determine impact of changes to age, physical, NAC, and OAR requirements, to detect a trend toward a future recruiting shortage in a specific program, to accomplish a sensitivity analysis on a wide range of values for a particular operator, and to pinpoint areas requiring cost-benefit analysis. Several theoretical applications are used.
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