The Delayed Entry Program: A Policy Analysis
Final rept. Sep 1984-May 1985
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This research explores the effect of the Delayed Entry Program DEP on preaccession and first-term behavior of Army enlisted personnel. Two models, one exploring the DEP and preaccession behavior DEP LOSS and the other examining the impact of the DEP on first-term attrition, are combined to explore DEP policy trade-offs. Recruiting costs and training costs are used as a measure of DEP impact on force management. Specific Military Occupational Specialties MOS are examined and marginal cost measures are developed. Results show that when cost is considered, longer DEP lengths are recommended, when possible, for almost all personnel. Findings show that marginal costs vary by personnel characteristics and MOS job assignment. Keywords Personnel policy, Attrition, Marginal cost, Logit, and Cost analysis.
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