Accession Number : ADA290934

Title :   Recent Recruiting Trends and Their Implications: Preliminary Analysis and Recommendations,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Asch, Beth J. ; Orvis, Bruce R.

PDF Url : ADA290934

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) has consistently met its accession requirements since the beginning of the drawdown in the armed forces. However, certain indicators have raised some concerns, particularly for the longer term. The services are reporting increased difficulty in meeting their monthly enlistment contract goals, which include not only persons who will access within 30 days but those accessing in the next two to twelve months. This could portend future shortages. Moreover, according to DoD, the proportion of youth indicating that they are likely to enlist in the future has fallen sharply since the beginning of the drawdown. It is important to determine whether such indicators presage a serious reduction in enlistment supply. This concern is heightened by the fact that accessions were reduced well below the level required to sustain the armed forces during the drawdown. This research was undertaken in order to determine if these possible trends are significant, and if so, and their impact upon Army planning and manpower needs.

Descriptors :   *RECRUITING, *ARMY PLANNING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, CONTRACTS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, REPORTS, MANPOWER, PATTERNS, INDICATORS, SOCIOLOGY, YOUTH.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE