Accession Number : ADA319602

Title :   Analysis of Unplanned Losses from Deploying Ships.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 94-May 96,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Patricia J.

PDF Url : ADA319602

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This study was conducted to investigate the number of pregnancy losses that are incurred by ships in the 6-month period prior to deployment. Additionally, the reasons why some enlisted crew members do not deploy with their ships were determined. Data were extracted from all available Enlisted Manning Inquiry Reports and final Personnel Manning Assistance Reports from deploying gender-integrated surface ships in the Atlantic and Pacific fleets. Since these data are retained for less than 2 years, the sample was limited to 24 ships. Analyses consisted solely of frequencies and percentages. Medical problems and administrative discharges were the most frequent causes of unplanned losses from deploying ships. While pregnancy accounted for 20 percent of the losses, commands were less likely to request a replacement for the woman than when the vacancy occurred for some other reason. Only 8 percent of the non-deploying personnel were pregnant. Seventy-three percent of the personnel who were left behind did not deploy because of disciplinary and medical reasons. Because the documents reviewed for this study are only available as paper copies, and are submitted by all Navy activities (except submarines), it is recommended that an automated system be established.

Descriptors :   *DEPLOYMENT, *ATTRITION, *SHIP PERSONNEL, *PERSONNEL RETENTION, FREQUENCY, DATA MANAGEMENT, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, MEDICINE, NAVAL OPERATIONS, LOSSES, PREGNANCY, MILITARY SEPARATION.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE