Accession Number : AD0606971

Title :   PROJECT M: DATA DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSES IN SUPPORT OF OFFICER MANAGEMENT,

Corporate Author : PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Alvord,Ray W.

Report Date : JUL 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : Project M has been broadened from the original concept of a limited longitudinal study of careers of Regular officers commissioned since 1959 from selected procurement sources. It now includes all officers commissioned from all important sources since 1955. The information recorded for each officer is accumulated periodically for a wide range of categorical variables. This permits description of the total officer population for any year in terms of these variables, and comparison of the characteristics and career potential of officers from different procurement sources. Charts and tabulations illustrate the kind of information available for use in determining management policy. The comprehensive data files may be used not only for projections on the basis of trends, but also to determine selection factors predictive of high quality and high retention rates. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE, OFFICER PERSONNEL), (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, STATISTICAL DATA), (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, OFFICER PERSONNEL), AIR FORCE TRAINING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SELECTION, EDUCATION, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE