Accession Number : ADA309245

Title :   An Analysis of Officer Separation in the Army.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Cho, Chul G.

PDF Url : ADA309245

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : This thesis analyzes factors that influence an officer's decision to separate from the Army, after his or her initial obligation, and prior to completing 11 years of service on active duty. Data utilized in this thesis were obtained from the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) Master and Loss Files. Empirical logit models were estimated for officers who entered the Army as an 0-1 in 1977, 1980, and 1983. The study also looks exclusively at officers from the three major sources of commission: U.S. Military Academy, Reserve Officers Training Corps, and Officer Candidate School. The results show that the most statistically significant factors affecting an officer's separation decision are the officer's education level and Military Occupational Specialty. The overall results also suggest that female and minority officers had an increased likelihood of leaving the Army during the military drawdown. Recommendations for further study are included.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *SEPARATION, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, FILES(RECORDS), SOURCES, DECISION MAKING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, SCHOOLS, EDUCATION, MINORITIES, THESES, MANPOWER, INFORMATION CENTERS, ACTIVE DUTY, LOSSES, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES, RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS, UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE