Accession Number:

ADA478578

Title:

Improving Retention under the US Army's Captain Incentive

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-03-13

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The Army is not only fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but also a dogfight to retain one of its most precious resources the mid-grade officers that possess tremendous operational experience The Army implemented the Menu of Incentives Program MOIP in September 2007 to spur captains to remain in the service. The Army expected to retain 80 of the officers eligible for the incentives but less than 68 signed up. The program failed to achieve the objectives because the MOIP execution instructions were not published until months after the Active Duty Service Obligation ADSO expired for many captains it was a short-term solution to a long-term problem and the Critical Skills Retention Bonus CSRB was not large enough to entice more officers to take this incentive. The Army could improve the MOIP by starting the next phase of the program before the majority of officers initiate the process to leave the service by remodeling the CSRB so that it falls more in line with the bonuses offered in the other services and by immediately contacting those officers that left the service before the MOIP began to ask them to come back to active duty.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE