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By National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences Board on Behavioral, Committee on the Youth Population and Military Recruitment, Anne Mavor, Paul Sackett

ISBN-10: 0309085314

ISBN-13: 9780309085311

ISBN-10: 0309503353

ISBN-13: 9780309503358

Recruiting an all-volunteer army is a powerful job. To effectively enlist one eligible recruit, the military needs to touch nearly a hundred and twenty children. The nationwide study Council explores some of the elements that may ensure no matter if the army can realistically count on to recruit an sufficient battling strength - person who will meet its upcoming wishes. It additionally assesses the military's anticipated manpower wishes and tasks the numbers of stripling who're more likely to be to be had over the subsequent twenty years to satisfy those wishes. With essentially written textual content and beneficial portraits, "Attitudes, Aptitudes, and Aspirations of yank formative years" deals an outline of vital concerns for army recruiters, relating a few vital themes together with: intercourse and race, schooling and flair, actual and ethical attributes, and armed forces existence and dealing conditions.In addition, the e-book seems to be at how a possible recruit could method the choice to enlist, contemplating own, kinfolk, and social values, and the choices for different employment or university. development at the have to bring up younger americans' "propensity to enlist," this ebook bargains precious innovations for expanding academic possibilities whereas within the provider and for constructing ads techniques that come with options of patriotism and responsibility to nation. Of basic price to army policymakers, recruitment officials, and analysts, "Attitudes, Aptitudes, and Aspirations of yank formative years" also will curiosity social scientists and coverage makers drawn to early life tendencies.

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Department of Defense, 2001:58). With the Reserves primarily responsible for a key component of the highest defense priority, homeland defense, increased attention must be paid to Reserve recruiting. Fifth, the expressed quality of military experience contributes to the attractiveness of military service for potential recruits. Recruitment goals are affected by policy changes, such as the planned 1991–1997 downsizing of the military, and the mix of occupational specialties changes in response to, for example, technological innovations and applications.

Table 2-8 reports percentages of first-term attrition for men and women by service over the years 1993–1995. A. Tracey, U. S. Department of Defense, Washington, DC (2000). ” Attrition for behavior reasons is highest in the Army, 82 percent. The rate for the Marines is 60 percent, followed by the Air Force at 47 percent. ” “Other” is the second-highest percentage reason that men separate from the Marines and the Air Force, which report rates of 21 and 23 percent, respectively. The second-highest rate for separation from the Navy is behavior, 42 percent.

Percentages for other reasons for separation vary from 10 to 15 percent across the Services. Except for “unknown” reasons reported in the Air Force (10 percent), no other reason accounts for more than 5 percent of men’s separations. Attrition rates for women are more varied. Most women who leave the Army do so for behavior reasons, as do their male colleagues, although the percentage is sharply lower for women, 48 compared with 82 percent. The same pattern holds for women who leave the Marines.

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