Accession Number : ADA316615

Title :   A Study of Promotion to Major in the Marine Corps.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Grillo, Mark A.

PDF Url : ADA316615

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : This study identifies factors related to a Marine Corps officer's selection for promotion to major. The focus is on differences in promotion between racial/ethnic groups and between men and women. In addition, data analyses seek to determine the relationship between selected variables-- including measures of performance and priority (precept-stated) occupational specialties--and an individual's probability of promotion. The thesis estimates the independent effects of demographic factors, performance, and precepts using multivariate regression models. The estimates are obtained using maximum likelihood techniques. The results of the analysis indicate that personal decorations and performance evaluations are the most important determinants of an individual's probability of promotion, and that being black or female does not statistically affect the promotion outcome.

Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL SELECTION, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, *PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT), TEST AND EVALUATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DATA PROCESSING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD ESTIMATION, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, DEMOGRAPHY, THESES, ESTIMATES, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, ETHNIC GROUPS, WOMEN, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES, AFRICAN AMERICANS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE