Accession Number:

ADA248366

Title:

Officer Career Development: Opinions on the Navy's Career Guidance and Reassignment Practices

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1988-Sep 1989

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

The Navy lacks feedback from officers on the effectiveness of its career guidance and reassignment practices and the extent to which officers reactions are related to their career motivation. The research focused on the unrestricted line URL communities aviation warfare officers pilots, naval flight officers NFOs, surface warfare officers SWOs, and general URL GenURL officers. Questionnaire data were collected at two points in time, separated by 4 years Time1 T1 and Time2 T2. Data analyses were descriptive and correlational. Findings were as follows. Individuals from all the communities at both T1 and T2 indicated that they wanted a special career counseling system established for officers. Officers relied most often on peers for their career information at both points in time. All communities were pleased with the assignment managers detailers knowledge of career policies and billets at T1 and T2. However, pilots, NFOs, and SWOs viewed their detailers as being less credible honest and accurate at T2 than at T1. Officer evaluations of the assignments they had received in the past produced the largest correlations at TI and T2 .20s and low .30s with an individuals commitment to a 20-year naval career.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE