Accession Number:

ADA137428

Title:

Enlisted Personnel Individualized Career System (EPICS) and Conventional Personnel System (CPS): Preliminary Comparison of Training and Ancillary Costs

Descriptive Note:

Special rept. Jan-Apr 1982

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTCENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The objective of this effort was to estimate and compare the formal training and ancillary support costs required to qualify fire control technicians to operate and maintain the NATO Seasparrow Surface Missile System using EPIC Enlisted Personnel Individualized Career System and conventional personnel system CPS paths. Results showed that, in the case of a new weapon system, requiring the training and support of technicians, EPICS costs would be about 19 percent less than CPS costs for a 200-man cohort and about 25 percent less for a 500-man cohort. In the case of an existing weapon system, where CPS curriculum and materials are available, EPICS costs would be about 7 percent more than CPS costs for a 200-man cohort and about 13 percent less for a 500-man cohort. For initial skills training only, EPICS costs would be about 32 percent less than CPS costs for both cohorts.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE