Accession Number : ADA183416

Title :   Individual Ready Reserve Skill Retention and Refresher Training Options.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Bodilly,Susan ; Fernandez,Judith ; Kimbrough,Jackie ; Purnell,Susanna

PDF Url : ADA183416

Report Date : Dec 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : This Note explores the determinants of Key attributes of a training program for Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) members. It examines relationships among time since separation, skill retention, task characteristics, and different forms of training. It analyzes the relevant academic and military literature on skill retention and training needs, and proposes a research agenda and a decision framework designed to provide information and structure for IRR training program decisions. The authors recommend that decision frameworks for IRR training take into account the usefulness of other mobilization assets, the time and resources available at mobilization for IRR training, the skills that are critical to mobilization, and costs concerns. This decision framework must be supported by further information on skill retention in the IRR, training needs of the the IRR, costs of refresher training, and the willingness of the IRR to train.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *MILITARY TRAINING, DECISION MAKING, LITERATURE SURVEYS, MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, MOBILIZATION, REQUIREMENTS, RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY), SCHOOLS, SKILLS, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, PERSONNEL RETENTION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE