Accession Number:

ADA415324

Title:

The Marine Corps Enlisted Assignment Process: The Customer's Perspective

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

The assignment process affects Marines within the operating forces several times during their careers, and at times, it affects their decisions to continue service in the Marine Corps or to leave. Additionally, this process affects career development, quality of life, and ultimately their lives. The assignment process is a sub-process within the Marine Corps Human Resources Development Process, which is studied to determine its perceived functionality and effectiveness from Marines within the Marine Corps operating forces. Are Marines in the operational forces satisfied with the current process If they are content with the current process, then the Marine Corps may not have to change the current process. The cost of making changes, i.e., implementing a web-based intelligent agent assignment system within the assignment process, may not meet the Marine Corps return on investment. This point is supported by the observation that most monitors are satisfied with the current process, and that the Marine Corps has been achieving its retention goals. If not, the Marine Corps may increase quality of life by introducing new assignment processes or systems. These changes could also increase enlisted Marines retention rate, and ultimately personnel readiness.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE