Marine Corps Enlisted Attrition
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS ANALYSIS GROUP
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This analysis is an examination of the attrition of Marine Corps recruits during initial recruit training. Shortly after the implementation of the all-volunteer armed force concept, Marine Corps recruit attrition began to increase. The difference in attrition rates at the two Recruit Training Depots increased also, with the rate higher at Parris Island and lower at San Diego. This analysis shows that the increase as well as the depot differences in recruit attrition were associated with changing characteristics of the recruit population, such as education and aptitude test scores, rather than with Marine Corps policy or local depot circumstances.
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