Evaluating Navy Manpower, Personnel and Training Policies in Terms of Performance
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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Policies regarding manpower, personnel and training MPT should be chosen according to the level of military performance associated with them. This is generally not done because it is not believed to be feasible. Development of performance-oriented MPT policies requires four things a framework showing how policies conceptually relate to performance, actual measures of performance, a research methodology for relating policies to performance, and a commitment to carry out a program of research in the area. This paper develops a conceptual framework, enumerates relevant measures of performance, identifies and reviews the existing literature relating aspects of MPT policy to performance, and, having demonstrated that it is feasible, recommends that a major research program be undertaken. The main focus of the paper is on the Navy, but data and research from all the services are discussed.
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