Analysis of the U.S. Navy Food Service Recruiting Program. Part 2. The Feasibility of Recruiting Cooks from Civilian Vocational and Technical Schools
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA
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When military personnel are assigned to jobs for which they are unqualified or feel no interest, they tend to be unsatisfied and leave the job andor the Navy when they can. Students in food service training programs in vocationaltechnical schools, however, have both qualifications for and interest in food service. This study sought to determine their interest in joining the Navy Mess Management Specialist program. Contact was made with 100 such schools in ten different regions of the country. Forty schools and a total of 1,395 students participated in a mail survey. Overall, 13 or 177 students reported that they were likely to join the Navy. Extrapolating this ratio to the other 4, 000 vocationaltechnical schools in the United States indicates that approximately 18,000 qualified students have interest in the Navy food service program. Interest in the Navy was highest among males those with a relative who has served in the Navy those living in coastal areas and those in the ninth, tenth, or eleventh grades. It is recommended that members of Navy Food Management Teams undertake an experimental recruiting program at some of these schools.
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