The Army Collegiate Commissioning Program--A Feasibility Study
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study examined the feasibility of a U.S. Army Collegiate Commissioning Program CCP as a supplemental method of officer procurement. The study assumed that any CCP will operate like the Marine Platoon Leaders Class PLC Program and used data from the PLC Program and existing Army programs ROTC, USMA, OCS as the basis for predicting CCP results. The study investigated the U.S. undergraduate collegiate population, Army officer procurement goals, program production capabilities, costs, and retention rates, projected through fiscal year 1982. The study determined that 1 Expansion of existing Army procurement programs ROTC, USMA, OCS to meet projected FY 82 production goals is not cost effective 2 CCP can be expected to alleviate most of the expected officer short-fall and 3 CCP will procure officers at an initial and at a 10-year per-capita cost lower than any existing program. The study concluded that CCP is a feasible supplement to existing programs in terms of procurement potential and productivity, cost effectiveness, and retention.
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