Accession Number : ADA017127

Title :   Air Reserve Forces Personnel Study: Volume IV. Personnel Shortages and Combat Capability,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Morgan,F. J. ; Scifers,L. V. ; Shelton,D. K.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The expectation that the Air Reserve Forces (ARF) would, in the absence of draft pressure, experience continuing large shortages of nonprior-service (NPS) recruits prompted this study. The supply of enlisted NPS recruits for ARF flying units is diminishing despite intensified recruitment efforts. The study objectives were to determine the magnitude of NPS shortages in ARF flying units through 1978, estimate the extent to which these shortages will reduce wartime capability, and ascertain what can be done to eliminate or minimize any reduction in wartime capability. The study concentrates exclusively on the aircraft maintenance squadron as a surrogate for measuring loss of wartime capability because shortages in maintenance will degrade the capability of the ARF unit to generate sorties or flying hours.

Descriptors :   *Military reserves, *Shortages, Maintenance personnel, Air Force personnel, Recruiting, Forecasting, Manpower, Warfare

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE