Accession Number : ADA320285

Title :   Military Attrition: DoD Could Save Millions by Better Screening Enlisted Personnel.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA320285

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : This report responds to the request of the former Chairman and the current Ranking Member that we review the attrition rates of first-term, active-duty military personnel who are separated within the first 6 months of their enlistments. Specifically, we (1) calculated how much the services could save by achieving their goals for reducing 6-month attrition, (2) determined the adequacy of the data that the Department of Defense uses to allow it to establish realistic goals for reducing attrition, and (3) identified the principal reasons that enlistees are separated from the services while they are still in training.

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *ENLISTED PERSONNEL, *MILITARY SEPARATION, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PERFORMANCE TESTS, RECRUITING, ATTRITION, ACTIVE DUTY, RECRUITERS, RECRUITS, PERSONNEL RETENTION, SELECTION, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES, JOB SATISFACTION, APTITUDE TESTS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE