A Descriptive Analysis of First Term Attrition from Shore Activities.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis investigates the type of duty assigned--sea of shore--at the point of separation for those non-prior-service NPS males who left the Navy before expiration of their initial enlistment contract, using a fiscal years cohort of accessions drawn from the Navy Enlisted Tracking File STF. Demographic and organizational attributes of cohort members are described, as well as characterizations of service and reasons for loss for those who left prematurely. Pervious research using situational variables suggested the possibility that initial assignment to shore duty after training might be a higher attrition risk than assignment to sea duty for NPS males. The data for this cohort indicate that the predominance of shore processing activities ar separating commands obscure the question of whether a premature loss should be attributed to a sea or shore command, and the assumptions about initials assignment to shore duty based on the type-duty variable of the STF are suspect because of the probability that processing, holding, and corrections commands are included under the designation of shore commands. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations