An Assessment of the Revised Manpower Policies in the Norwegian Armed Forces.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The thesis evaluates the possible consequences of introducing self-determination with regard to when and where military officers are assigned to duty stations and positions. The introduction of a standard level of promotion for all career officers is addressed. It may seem to be a desirable personnel policy, but such an advancement system is partly a consequence of a direct link between the services rank and pay structure. The consequences in the long run may turn out to be further inflation in the military ranks and thereby increased problems for the services. Possible criteria for promotion are analyzed and the benefits and disadvantages of the notion or real competency are discussed. The thesis suggests that the revision may contribute to changes in the adaptation of career officers to the military organization if a major portion of the offices take the opportunity early in their career to select a permanent residency and become less mobile. The new regulations will probably relieve much of the dissatisfaction among career officers provided that the services do not have to use excessive temporary duty assignments in order to get important billets filled. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems