Officer Street-to-Fleet Database
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This report describes the development of CNAs Officer Street-to-Fleet OSTF database and reports changes in time-to-train for the aviation, surface warfare, submarine, and supply corps communities. OSTF is a longitudinal database designed for use in descriptive, statistical and evaluative studies of Navy training. It combines the Defense Manpower Data Centers Officer Master Files with extracts from the Navy Integrated Training Resources Administration System NITRAS. The result is a complete account of officers training histories from accession to first operational assignment. OSTF includes all officers who started training between October 1992 and September 2001. For each officer, it reports courses taken, start and end dates of each course, course outcomes, and time-to-train prior to first assignment. It also covers officer characteristics such as race, gender and accession source and records career events such as pipeline completion, attrition, and lateral transfer. In general, there has been a decline in average TTT to first assignment for successive accession cohorts throughout the 1990s for officers who complete training. Where possible, we break down average TTT into average time under instruction UI, time not under instruction NUI, and stash time. Changes in average NUI and stash time over the period have been mixed.
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