Determining the Impact of Family Programs upon Retention: Why Successful Officers Stay.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The study identifies family related and other factors that are key to retention of successful US Army Officers. The study identifies twelve factors, some family-related, which influence successful commissioned officers to stay in the Army. To the extent that these factors have been identified, they could prove useful for inclusion within, or as reinforcement of, Army Retention and Family Programs. The study provides data gained by survey of commissioned officers who have reached an accepted level of success in their Army careers, research of pertinent literature and sources, and conclusions and recommendations determined from analysis of the data. While the study is limited to consideration of issues involving commissioned officers, conclusions may be valuable in planning for retention of successful soldiers of all ranks, and for the consideration of Army families. The study represents a preliminary examination of a well defined officer population. The methodology is relevant to other military populations, at various points in their careers, who should be examined further.
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