Navy Careers and Adult Development.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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There are a number of theories based on the idea that adults go through predictable stages of development during their lives. The complex interactions among the adult development cycle, the career cycle, and the family cycle have implications for the design and administration of organizations. This paper summarizes several of these theories and examines the interactions of the career pattern of Navy surface warfare officers with their life and family cycles. Interviews of Naval officers confirm a series of propositions about this interaction and lead to a set of policy recommendations to make the career cycle more compatible with the development cycle.
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