Accession Number : ADA321146

Title :   Enlisted Personnel Management: A Historical Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Kirby, Sheila N. ; Thie, Harry J.

PDF Url : ADA321146

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 185

Abstract : Enlisted force management is concerned with meeting national military manpower requirements with the nation's citizens. It attempts to balance the demand for enlisted personnel as determined by the requirements process with the supply of enlisted personnel in a cost-effective manner. This report represents the first phase of the larger study. It presents a historical view of enlisted force management, and it does so from two perspectives. First, it provides a chronological account of how external influences have shaped enlisted force management and the evolution of enlisted management practices. Second, it describes some recurring themes that run through the history of the enlisted force. Five themes recur: Quality; Specialization; Integration; Separation; and Compensation.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *MANAGEMENT, *ENLISTED PERSONNEL, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY PERSONNEL, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, TIME, MANPOWER, QUALITY, INTEGRATION, COMPENSATION, EVOLUTION(DEVELOPMENT), SPECIALIZATION, MILITARY SEPARATION.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE