Accession Number : ADA118717

Title :   Surface Warfare Junior Officer Retention: Early Career Development Factors.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Aug 81-Mar 82,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Cook,Thomas M ; Morrison,Robert F

PDF Url : ADA118717

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This investigation, the third in a series based on data collected from a sample of junior surface warface officers (SWOs) during 1978-79, addressed factors that affect their early career/professional development and the relationships between developmental progress, officer performance, and career intent. Results indicated that timely completion of career essential qualifications was not related to background factors such as commissioning source, academic class rank, or military class rank, but it was related to attendance at the Surface Warfare Officer School (SWOS)-Basic, shipboard assignment variation, and individual perceptions of the work environment during the initial sea tour. Also, professional development progress was positively related to career intent and officer performance, as indicated by fitness reports. Findings are discussed with attention to policy/leadership implications.

Descriptors :   *Officer personnel, *Personnel retention, *Naval training, *Careers, Quality, Naval personnel, Warfare, Personnel development

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE