Accession Number : ADA318934

Title :   Enlisted Personnel Trends in the Selected Reserve, 1986-1996,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Buddin, Richard J. ; Kirby, Sheila N.

PDF Url : ADA318934

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : This report presents the results of a study examining personnel readiness of the Selected Reserve Components from FY86-FY94. It describes the data, technical analyses, and findings in detail and will serve as a reference source for future work in this area. The current study updates and extends the earlier analysis in a number of important ways. First, the data examined are more recent (through FY94) and reflect the early effects of both the active and the reserve drawdown; second, analyses of the large cohorts recently separated from active duty point to the success of the Reserve Components in recruiting from this prior-service pool; third, fears that Operation Desert Storm might lead to a huge outflow from the reserves can largely be laid to rest, as the analysis of attrition shows. Indeed, the study reveals that the Reserve Components have been remarkably successful in keeping quality high, attracting and retaining prior-service personnel, improving skill match rates at entry, and keeping attrition and skill-qualification rates fairly stable.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *MANPOWER UTILIZATION, NATIONAL GUARD, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, JOB TRAINING, COMBAT READINESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, RECRUITING, MINORITIES, ATTRITION, ACTIVE DUTY, PERSONNEL SELECTION, BILLETS(PERSONNEL), WOMEN, PERSONNEL RETENTION, JOB ANALYSIS, NATIONAL DEFENSE, VETERANS(MILITARY PERSONNEL), MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE