Accession Number:

ADA275220

Title:

Different Success Rates and Associated Factors at Three Levels of Career Progression Among US Marine Corps Officers

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

157.0

Abstract:

Increasing retention of quality minority officers is a high priority of the Marine Corps. Determination of any differences in survivorship among racial and ethnic groups and any factors associated with those differences is a first step. This study analyzed the performance of Marine Corps officers at different career stages to determine what variables were associated with success or failure incrementally at successive career steps or continuously throughout a career. Factors that significantly impacted performance at all steps through selection to major were COMMISSIONING SOURCE, GCT SCORE, and COMPOSITE THIRD STANDING at The Basic School. Additionally, samples of the Marine officer population, matched according to level of significant factors, were used to determine if success was dependent on race. At the career stages of The Basic School, selection to captain, and selection to major, success was independent of race. Marine officer retention, Promotion, Selection, Success.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE