Accession Number : AD0674849

Title :   SOURCE, WARFARE SPECIALTY, AND TENURE OF HIGH QUALITY GENERAL LINE OFFICERS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Githens,William H. ; Abrahams,Norman M. ; Neumann,Idell

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : Very little information is available on the relative quality of general line officers categorized by warfare specialty, procurement source, or retention status. Such information is needed in establishing desirable retention rates for officers from different procurement sources and warfare specialties. Information on (a) class standing in commissioning class, (b) aptitude test scores, and (c) performance ratings, available in various official records, was used for indices of officer quality in this study. These measures have not previously been assembled and analyzed for the present purpose. The three indexes of officer quality described above were gathered for general line officers commissioned from seven procurement sources in 1958-1961. These data were analyzed for the 4,621 officers in the 1959 year group so that comparisons could be made among procurement sources, warfare specialties, and retention status. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, NAVY), APTITUDE TESTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), NAVAL PROCUREMENT, SOURCES, TABLES(DATA), NAVAL PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE