Accession Number : AD0754167

Title :   An Analysis of Officer Retention Factors within a Tactical Airlift Wing (C130E).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Carver,Jimmy D.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : The research investigates the retention attitudes of Air Force officers assigned to C-130E equipped Tactical Airlift Wings. The study examines the career attitudes of the younger officer, identifies and ranks in order various factors inherent in both an Air Force career and an assignment to a Tactical Airlift unit. Additionally, the primary cause for present assignment satisfaction/dissatisfaction is identified. The two most important unfavorable factors in an airlift assignment are family separation and little say in future assignments. Conversely, the two most important favorable factors in such an assignment are pay and allowances and the job. Geographical location plays a dual role: it is both the primary cause of assignment satisfaction for one unit while it is also the major cause for dissatisfaction of another unit. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, *ATTRITION), (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), TACTICAL WARFARE, SALARIES, GEOGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE