Accession Number:

ADA336553

Title:

Military Recruiting; DoD Could Improve Its Recruiter Selection and Incentive Systems

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-30

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

Through extensive recruiting efforts, the military services send more than 167,000 men and women each year to basic training. However, about one-third of the enlisted personnel recruited since fiscal year 1987 left the military before completing their initial service obligations. In response to concerns of the Chairman and former Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Personnel, Senate Committee on Armed Services, about this attrition and the cost of recruiting and training personnel who do not complete their initial military obligations, GAO reviewed the services recruiting processes to 1 screen, select, and train recruiters 2 screen, select, and prepare recruits for basic training and 3 measure and reward recruiter performance. Specifically, GAO identified practices in each service that enhance recruiter performance and recruit retention and could be expanded to other services.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE