Accession Number : ADA141262

Title :   Skill Mix, Experience, and Readiness.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA NAVAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Horowitz,S A

PDF Url : ADA141262

Report Date : Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The management of military manpower should focus on producing military readiness as cheaply as possible. Doing this requires information on the expected contribution to readiness of different kinds of people, and no how they can substitute for each other. That is, in economic terms, the implications for output of different skill mixes. The choice of a skill mix should depend, of course, on relative prices--how much various people are paid. The compensation system should, in turn, be determined by people's marginal contribution to output. The system evolved as it has because of the paucity of information on the contribution of people of military readiness. My purpose is to argue that we can do better. We known enough to begin to manage military manpower with an eye on readiness. We can begin to choose who we want based on what we expect to get from them, and to modify the compensation system accordingly.

Descriptors :   *Skills, Manpower, Military personnel, Combat readiness, Compensation

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE