Accession Number : ADA186304

Title :   An Evaluation of the Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program (SREAP) as It Relates to the Selected Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Gumbel, John D

PDF Url : ADA186304

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program, which became effective on July 1985, is the first educational assistance program to provide specifically for members of the Selected Reserve. This thesis reviews previous veterans educational assistance programs and evaluates the impact of the Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program, through its twenty-two months of existence (1 July 85 - 30 April 87), on Selected Marine Corps Reserve attrition. For several samples program participants are found to have significantly lower attrition rates. These lower attrition rates are translated into a financial analysis that demonstrates the program to be highly cost effective in its successful attainment of its stated goal of increased retention in the Selected Reserves.

Descriptors :   *EDUCATION, *BENEFITS, *MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, ATTRITION, COSTS, FINANCE, LOW RATE, MILITARY RESERVES, SAMPLING, THESES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE