First Term Attrition of Fundamental Applied Skills Training (FAST) Students
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Fundamental Applied Skills Training FAST provides assistance to recruits with literacy skills deficiencies that could prevent them from successfully completing the recruit training cycle at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. The program is successful in the short term, but the long-term effects of this training are not known. In response to a Navy Training Requirements Review action item, this thesis examined the first-term attrition of FAST students from fiscal years 1993 and 1994 at yearly intervals. Analysis determined that FAST students have a significantly lower attrition rate throughout the first term and a significantly higher reenlistment rate for a second term than sailors of similar abilities. Attrition of FAST students was similar to that of sailors of the upper mental group during the first term. The thesis includes a general overview of FAST research and a concise history of FAST development.
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