Accession Number : ADA288241

Title :   The Enlisted Ranks in the All-Volunteer Army.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Moskos, Charles C., Jr

PDF Url : ADA288241

Report Date : JAN 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : This study focuses on that component of the all-volunteer force which relied most directly on the draft -- the enlisted ranks of the Army; and it is this part of the military system where the outcomes of all-volunteer recruit- ment are most quickly evident. It is important to stress, however, that all services were beneficiaries of the selective service system. It is estimated that about forty percent of all voluntary accessions into the military in the peacetime years between the wars in Korea and Vietnam were draft motivated. The draft was also the major impetus for recruitment into the ROTC and reserve/guard units. Nevertheless, it is the enlisted ranks of the Army, the largest of the services, which most clearly focus the conditions bearing upon the viability of the all-volunteer force.

Descriptors :   *ENLISTED PERSONNEL, *VOLUNTEERS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, PEACETIME, EDUCATION, RECRUITING, DEMOGRAPHY, MINORITIES, FAMILY MEMBERS, ATTRITION.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE