Accession Number:

ADA422299

Title:

Continuation Rates for Staff Noncommissioned Officers, in a Non-Obligor Status, Serving in the Selected Marine Corps Reserve

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines factors that influence the retention of male Staff Noncommissioned Officers SNCOs in the Selected Marine Corps Reserve who have completed their six-year initial military obligation. The data were extracted from the Reserve Components Common Personnel Data System. Logit regression was used to measure the influence of various demographic and military variables on retention to 15 years and retention to 15 years. Models were developed to assess the probability of a Marine SNOC staying to 15 years of service and 15 years of service, respectively. The thesis identified four significant factors that influence retention in the 15-year model, and five significant factors in the 18-year model. In both models, single Marines with no dependents are more likely to separate from the Selected Reserves than married Marines with dependents. Staff Sergeants E6 are more likely to separate from the Selected Reserves than Gunnery Sergeants E7, while Master SergeantsFirst Sergeants and Master Gunnery SergeantsSergeants Major are more likely to reach the 15 and 18-year milestones than E7s. Serving in a combat support occupational field proved to be a significant predictor in the 18-year model, but it was not useful in the 15-year model.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE