First Term Enlisted Attrition. Volume 2. Summary
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC
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During April 4-7, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Office of Naval Research co-sponsored a Conference on First Term Enlisted Attrition. The purposes of the meeting were a to review what is known about attrition in the Services--its magnitude, current trends and costs, and how it is managed b to learn about relevant research--both inside and out of the DoD--that deals with attrition and c to identify gaps in our knowledge that could be addressed by new R and D. Participants in the conference included uniformed representatives of each of the Services civilian scientists and research managers from the main DoD personnel and manpower laboratories academic scientists and contractors currently working on attrition-related matters. The meeting consisted of five types of sessions a a keynote address b general sessions in which technical papers were presented c small workshop meetings providing the opportunity for informal discussion d a roundtable discussion by flag officers and e a final session in two parts comments by a half-dozen discussant-critics and papers by a half-dozen discussant-critics and papers by representatives of the two principal sponsors within OSD, i.e., the Assistant Secretary of Defense Manpower and Reserve Affairs and the Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations