The Military as a Career: Results from the 1992 DoD Surveys of Officers and Enlisted Personnel and Military Spouses.
Final rept. Jan 96-Apr 97,
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To better understand and plan for the needs of a changing military force, the Defense Manpower Data Center DMDC conducted the 1992 Surveys of Officers and Enlisted Personnel and Their Spouses. The surveys were designed to provide information on issues such as the impact of changing needs on military personnel and their families, and to assist in the developmentrevision of personnelfamily policies. The objective of this report was to analyze issues related to satisfaction with the military and assessment of the career intentions of active-duty military members. Findings indicated that the most important influence on retention is satisfaction with military life. Qualitative aspects of the military job environment, such as morale and promotion opportunities, have a positive impact on satisfaction with military life. Other findings noted that there was a higher likelihood of women in the military being satisfied with military life than were men and no differences were noted across raceethnicity. With respect to intentions to re-enlist, older service members, males, and single individuals with no dependents were most likely to indicate intention to re-enlist.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations