Retention Intention among U.S. Navy's Enlisted Personnel: An Analysis of Social, Environmental, and Economical Factors.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis investigates social, environmental, and economical factors that influence the enlistees decision to reenlist or leave the U.S. Navy. Results are presented both at the aggregate level, and for each of the largest ratings separately. A model for computation of the U.S. Navys savings by retaining their personnel, along with a sensitivity analysis of some of the involved variables, are also included. The main conclusions of the study are a Retention controlling policies should be decided upon in accord with separate studies of each rating b It is suggested that pay differentiation and different promotion patterns be established for enlistees with different background and different civilian work opportunities, to make the U.S. Navy more competitive and to reduce rent for some personnel categories c Objective information ot the enlistees about civilian earning opportunities may improve retention d It should be considered to eliminate the contract system after the first four years of service and e It should be considered to use a higher propagation of older enlistees at sea duty. Author
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