Accession Number:

ADA229049

Title:

The Army College Fund and Military Manpower: A Review of Existing Research

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1987-Jun 1988,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The Army College Fund is an important enlistment incentive for attracting highly capable individuals to the Army. This report surveys research concerning the Army College Fund and military manpower. Researchers found that a the ACF produced significant increases in the number of high-quality enlistments, although there is substantial variation in the specific amount of the increase b no empirical research has been performed on retention effects of educational benefits c limited research has been performed on rejected cost of the ACF program, and these projections also vary considerably. A sensitivity analysis of the cost effectiveness of ACF as an enlistment incentive was performed by taking high and low cost estimates of both enlistment incentive as enlistment bonuses, and very likely to be a much more efficient market expander. Author emk

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE