Accession Number : AD0767579

Title :   Comparative Data on a Sample of All-Volunteer Enlistees with 1970 through 1972 Air Force Accessions,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Vitola,Bart M. ; Mullins,Cecil J. ; Brokaw,Leland D.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A data base was established to which characteristics of the all-volunteer force could be compared. If the hypothesis is tenable that the sample of 1973 enlistees used in this study represents the qualitative characteristics of the all-volunteer force, current aptitude levels suggest sufficient quality for the majority of Air Force jobs. Analysis of the data resulted in the following conclusions: (a) There has been a gradual loss of high aptitude people over a three-year period. If this trend continues, there will be a probable need to offer further incentives to enlist individuals who can perform in the more critical aptitude areas. (b) There will be no dramatic increase in the proportion of Negroes in the all-volunteer force. Air Force has enlisted, and continues to enlist, a proportion of Negroes equal to, or greater than, the proportion of Negroes in the population. (c) Under present reenlistment policy considerations, Air Force will remain an excellent source from which industry may draw skilled personnel in over 200 job types. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, STATISTICAL DATA), (*RECRUITING, PREDICTIONS), MOTIVATION, EDUCATION, MANPOWER, APTITUDE TESTS, MALES

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE