Comparison of Enlisted Air Force Accessions 1972-1974.
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Analyses of the 1972 through 1974 accessions lead to the following conclusions 1 Compared to the 1972 accessions, there has been an increase in average aptitudes of the 1973 and 1974 accessions in the Electronics aptitude area along with a moderate decrease in Administrative aptitudes 2 In the post-draft period, Air Force enlisted a greater percentage of young men and women with 12 or more years of education than were enlisted in 1972 3 For the male population, there was a significant decrease in the percentage of enlistees with education beyond high school 4 For females, no change in level of education beyond high school from 1972 to 1974 was noted 5 The aptitude levels of Black enlistees in 1973-1974 are equal to or higher than the aptitudes of Blacks enlisting in 1972 6 There has been a deviation from the 1972 pattern of aptitude levels by geographic area to the extent that Areas 3 and 4 South and Southwest do not consistently fall at the lowest end of the geographic aptitude spectrum 7 Air Force continues to enlist a proportion of Blacks equal to or greater than, the proportion of Blacks found in the general population and 8 The all-volunteer Air Force has not created a man-drain of skills from the civilian manpower pool. Enlistment is from the mid-range portion of the aptitude spectrum with a return, four years hence to the civilian sector of thousands of skilled personnel in over 200 job types. Author
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