Accession Number:

ADA018234

Title:

The Current Status of Enlisted Attrition in the U.S. Navy and in the U. S. Marine Corps and the Search for Remedies

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep-Oct 1975

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH INST

Report Date:

1975-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Enlisted attrition has recently emerged as a significant manpower problem confronting the All-volunteer Force. The aim of this project was to refine current understanding of attrition phenomenon and to develop recommendations for a program of policy-relevant research in the area. To meet these objectives, 1 a review was conducted of available military manpower data on attrition, 2 relevant civilian data on occupationalinterfirm mobility and educational dropout rates was examined and 3 a critical analysis of ongoing and planned research by military laboratories and centers was undertaken. Preliminary findings of these efforts were fed back to relevant Navy and Marine decision-makers to obtain their comments and inputs. As a result of this work, a series of research recommendations were offered. Recommendations focused on 1 the need to identify organizational policies and conditions that lead to attrition 2 the need to examine the personal and organizational consequences i.e. costbenefits of attrition and 3 the need to identify mechanisms to more effectively manage attrition.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE