Accession Number : ADA324449

Title :   The Military as a Career: Results from the 1992 DoD Surveys of Officers and Enlisted Personnel and Military Spouses.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 96-Apr 97,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON CONSULTING GROUP BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Aldridge, Daniel M. ; Sturdivant, Tracy T. ; Smith, Charles L. ; Largo, Josefina A. ; Maxfield, Betty D.

PDF Url : ADA324449

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : To better understand and plan for the needs of a changing military force, the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) conducted the 1992 Surveys of Officers and Enlisted Personnel and Their Spouses. The surveys were designed to provide information on issues such as the impact of changing needs on military personnel and their families, and to assist in the development/revision of personnel/family policies. The objective of this report was to analyze issues related to satisfaction with the military and assessment of the career intentions of active-duty military members. Findings indicated that the most important influence on retention is satisfaction with military life. Qualitative aspects of the military job environment, such as morale and promotion opportunities, have a positive impact on satisfaction with military life. Other findings noted that there was a higher likelihood of women in the military being satisfied with military life than were men and no differences were noted across race/ethnicity. With respect to intentions to re-enlist, older service members, males, and single individuals with no dependents were most likely to indicate intention to re-enlist.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *MORALE, *CAREERS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), ENLISTED PERSONNEL, FAMILY MEMBERS, SURVEYS, RESPONSE, ACTIVE DUTY, MALES, OFFICER PERSONNEL, PERSONNEL RETENTION, JOB SATISFACTION, PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT), REENLISTMENT, FEMALES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE