Accession Number : ADA296252

Title :   Recruitment, Retention, Wastage, and Retirement: Career Patterns in the Officer Corps of the British Armed Services 1970-82.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Sep 85,

Corporate Author : LANCASTER UNIV BAILRIGG (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Bellany, Ian

PDF Url : ADA296252

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A policymaking tool has been fashioned for those concerned with officer recruitment and promotion policy. The tool is basically a transition matrix with elements that consist of the probabilities in any one year that, (a) a civilian will join the officer corps, or (b) a captain will be promoted to major, or (c) a major will exit the service for civilian life, and so forth. The size of the matrix at its fullest is determined by the number of discrete ranks plus the civilian status--say eleven. The number of elements within it would be 121 (11 x 11), although the value of many of these will be zero, corresponding to the near impossibility in normal times of promotion through more than one rank at a time.

Descriptors :   *CAREERS, POLICIES, RETIREMENT, PATTERNS, OFFICER PERSONNEL, RECRUITS, PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT), RANK ORDER STATISTICS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE