Accession Number:

ADA257958

Title:

Effect of Variables Independent of Performance on Promotion Rates to Major, Lieutenant Colonel, and Colonel in the Marine Corps

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

The models developed in this analysis provide a tool for Marine officers who need a quick, reliable promotion predictor to assist in career assignments or choices. These models use several easily obtained factors to forecast selection rates for promotion to Major, Lt.Colonel and Colonel. Specifically, factors which can be used to predict selection rates to all the aforementioned paygrades are MARITAL STATUS, ATTENDANCE AT AN APPROPRIATE LEVEL PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL, and ATTAINMENT OF A POSTGRADUATE DEGREE. Duty assignment, commissioning source, and personal awards are significant factors, also, but not universally. Significant by their lack of influence on selection rates are RACE, SEX and COMBAT EXPERIENCE. Other factors also studied but not mentioned in the abstract are discussed in the body of this analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE