Annotated Bibliography: Research on Enlisted Attrition in the U.S. Army
Final rept. Feb 2005-May 2007
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The purpose of this annotated bibliography is to provide a resource for the study of Soldier attrition, with a focus on the Active enlisted component of the U.S. Army. These annotations include descriptions of the published literature on attrition from 1980 through the present. This annotated bibliography is intended to gather the many research efforts that have been conducted over the years into a single source. This source may provide a base for those who are continuing ongoing research or are beginning new attrition research. It can be used as an overview of methods and statistics utilized over the years, or a summary of the findings and results of the many pieces of research. The primary focus of this bibliography is on enlisted attrition in the Active component of the U.S. Army. Bibliographic references to research or literature on the Army Officer Corps and the Reserve Component including the Army National Guard were not included. Each component of the Army has its own unique structure, standard, and policies, and therefore, it cannot necessarily be assumed that attrition models of one component are easily transferable to or generalized to another. Furthermore, each component of the Army has its own set of complexities that make generalization risky.
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