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Strengthening Prior Service-Civil Life Gains and Continuum of Service Accessions into the Army's Reserve Components

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RAND Corporation Santa Monica United States

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This document reports the results of the study Army Accessions Prior ServiceCivil Life Gains and Continuum of Service Market Potential Study, which aimed to improve the active component AC to reserve component RC transition process of former active-duty soldiers. To this end, we focus on identifying and characterizing the personnel who are most likely to transition from the AC to the RC and the typical timing of transitions. We also examine the effects of other factors, such as the civilian unemployment rate or the location of the last AC base, on this decision. We describe our findings, which are based on both qualitative information from focus groups and quantitative estimates from personnel data, in this document. The findings should be of interest to RC policymakers and staff concerned with recruiting and retaining reserve personnel.

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