Accession Number : ADA300595

Title :   Leadership and Retention in TPU's: A Framework.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Kenneth

PDF Url : ADA300595

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Retention is a key readiness factor in US Army Reserve units. The initial report develops an integrative, conceptual model of retention in Troop Program Units (TPU' s) that highlights the role of TPU leadership. It describes three qualitatively different decision processes involved in soldiers' decision to remain in TPU's--economic, psychological, and sociological. Based on a review of prior research on attrition/retention in the US Army Reserve, it identifies five sets of favorable unit conditions that influence unit retention via those decision processes--timely pay/benefits administration, safls%ing training, unit cohesion, trust in leaders, and support from employer and spouse. It proposes that the creation of these favorable conditions be considered key leadership goals for TPU commanders, and outlines the next stage of the research program, which will identiiy specific leader behaviors that build these favorable conditions. 14. SUBJECT TERMS Leadership, retention, attrition, army reserve, readiness

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *LEADERSHIP, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *PERSONNEL RETENTION, MILITARY PERSONNEL, DECISION MAKING, MODELS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, ATTRITION, RETENTION(GENERAL), BEHAVIOR, COHESION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE