Accession Number:

ADA574369

Title:

Managing Military Careers

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1998-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Military careers particularly for officers are strongly influenced by legislative parameters. The Defense Office Personnel Management Act DOPMA and other laws establish limits on the length of careers, the rates and timing of promotions, the proportion of senior officers, and some assignment patterns. These legislative parameters are intended to strike a balance between sometimes conflicting traits that are either required or desirable in personnel. As the mission of the military has shifted from a one-dimensional focus on warfighting readiness to a multidimensional approach across a range of missions and as technology and demographic factors have changed, the previous balance sought between characteristics may no longer be appropriate.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE