Some Causes of Conflicting Quality and Performance Standards of U. S. Army Enlistees 1973-1975.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KANS
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This study investigates causes of the so-called Quality Enlistee Controversy to determine why United States Army Recruiting Command USAREC data predicting quality of and success for enlistees in the All-Volunteer Army AVA seems to be contradicted by the judgements of training center cadre and using-unit officers and by significantly high early-discharge rates. The study concludes that causes of the Quality Enlistee Controversy include 1 a lack of diagnostic testing to determine applicant attitude and capacity for motivation which now denies USAREC an objective basis for predicting success of enlistees, 2 USARECs combined HSG classification of HSDGs and GEDs which now results in misleading expectations, 3 USAREC, trainers, and users are applying quality to different factors and that these factors in part account for what are mainly semantic differences among army echelons concerning quality enlisteessoldiers, and 4 a pressure on recruiters to recruit a pre-determined high school graduate percentage which now results in a larger influx of GEDs during February through May.
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