Accession Number:

ADA071127

Title:

Marine Corps Outpatients: A Dilemma for Navy Psychiatry.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

In a period in which service strengths may be difficult to maintain, careful consideration might be given to keeping career oriented men in the service who have demonstrated the ability to perform effectively. A sample of 862 enlisted Marines sent to outpatient psychiatrists for consultation were studied to determine which men could continue to serve effectively. The outcome data revealed that those men who had been returned to duty and had completed their enlistment were successful only 7 of the time. Only 3 of the men who had been discharged for any reason were considered successful -- were able to reenlist. Fourteen percent of the men returned to duty were still at duty two years later and were considered as occupationally effective. The extremely high ineffectiveness rate raises questions out the Marine Corps policies which may lead to a high rate of loss of men who could continue a career in the Marine Corps. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE