Accession Number:

ADA364001

Title:

Fair Exchange: Education and Service Procuring America's Officer Corps

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (FORCE MANAGEMENT POLICY) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 P.L. 104-106, s531 asked that the Department of Defense report to the Committee on the relationship between active duty obligations for Service academy graduates and the number or quality of applicants seeking appointment to the academies. This paper provides information from the Youth Attitude Tracking Study YATS. and from the Services suggesting that a change in the length of obligation after graduation would have little effect on interest in attending the Service academies. The paper also presents YATS data indicating that differing monetary incentives would affect interest in ROTC participation. Finally, it describes reasons youth give for interest in serving as a military officer -- and disincentives for the same.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE