Accession Number:

ADA273343

Title:

Information Needs of Enlisted Soldiers When Making a Special Forces Career Decision

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

This research identifies the kinds of additional information enlisted soldiers need when considering a Special Forces SF career. Researchers examined existing survey data and findings from SF recruiters and new SF recruits to identify gaps in job information. In addition, they conducted structured interviews andor surveys with enlisted SF soldiers, SF wives, and commanders and staff within the SF community to determine the specific information that recruits need. Researchers concluded that soldiers need additional information in four key areas family-related information, Military Occupational Specialties MOS and SF Group assignment processes, training and preparation, and SF missions and activities. They suggested ways to address the information gaps in these areas and proposed an outline for an information booklet that could serve as a realistic job preview. The booklet will provide comprehensive, realistic information about SF to prospective recruits and may also support SF recruiter training. Realistic job preview, Special forces, Special forces families, Recruiting.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE