Accession Number:

ADA149632

Title:

Status Report: Economic Conditions and Their Effect on the Volunteer Army.

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-05-07

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

This study addresses the successes the Army has experienced for the past three or four years in recruiting quality soldiers in the quantity needed. It examines the propensity youth has toward enlisting into the Army, as reflected by Youth Attitude Surveys and by interviews conducted by the study group members. The study analyzes those factors which the survey and interviews reveal as most important incentives in influencing enlistments into the Army, and the advertising campaigns which make youth aware of those incentives. A critical look is taken at the US Army Recruiting Command and the reoganization it has undergone in recent years, and the results of that reorganization. All of the above is considered in view of the state of the economy, particularly unemployment, and how it has affected, or if it has affected, enlistments.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE