Accession Number : ADA191272

Title :   The Effect of the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act on Surface Warfare Officer Career Paths.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Steward, Thomas F

PDF Url : ADA191272

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : This thesis reviews the joint officer management policies mandated by the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act and analyzes their effect on Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) career paths. The focus of this thesis is the balance between joint education and experience on the one hand, and service specific education and experience on the other hand. The analysis is conducted using the SWOPATH model of SWO career paths developed in an earlier Naval Postgraduate School thesis. The results show grade creep in the Commander command billets of SWO career paths resulting from a shift in emphasis toward joint experience. Keywords: Careers; Naval personnel; Naval training; Theses.

Descriptors :   *CAREERS, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *SHIP PERSONNEL, EDUCATION, NAVAL PERSONNEL, NAVAL TRAINING, POLICIES, THESES, JOB ANALYSIS, PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT)

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE