Accession Number : ADA311926

Title :   Optimizing Early Retirement Decisions.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Guarino, Robert S.

PDF Url : ADA311926

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The military retirement system is designed to allow the services to encourage the right amount of skilled professional service members to serve in the military. The U.S. Army's early retirement program is a temporary one designed to allow some soldiers to leave the service prior to 20 years of service, to reduce the Army's operating budget without destroying morale. No widespread tool is available for an officer to decide if he should retire between 15 to 20 years of service. It is suspected that many soldiers make this important decision based on instinct. This thesis provides an analysis of whether it makes financial sense for an officer to select early retirement. A spreadsheet formulation is developed and used to indicate if and when an officer should select early retirement. The program investigates the decision that various civilian salary levels and various assumed discount rates.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *DECISION MAKING, *RETIREMENT, *RETIREMENT(PERSONNEL), ARMY PERSONNEL, DESTRUCTION, MORALE, THESES, SALARIES, ARMY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE