Consolidation of Military Voluntary Education Program: Feasibility and Cost Benefit Analysis
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis conducts a comparative analysis of all the military services voluntary education VOLED programs and a cost benefit analysis on consolidation of selected VOLED programs into one DOD-wide program. There were three major criteria by which the VOLED programs were selected for consolidation common purpose, shared goals, and same target audience. Bawd on the above criteria, Tuition Assistance, Functional Skills, and the Apprenticeship program were deemed suitable for consolidation. The Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges programs and Community College of the Air Force, which met the criteria, were deemed unsuitable due to overriding concerns about budget. The preliminary costbenefit analysis indicates that consolidation or centralization of the Tuition Assistance, Functional Skills and Apprenticeship Programs are cost-effective. Consolidation Voluntary Education Program VOLED.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Humanities and History
- Military Forces and Organizations