ERIC Number: ED095393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Enrollment Potential for College-Based Military Officer Training Programs: A Comparison of Results of Surveys Conducted in May 1972 and May 1973.
Fisher, Allan H., Jr.; And Others
The interest of college-bound high school seniors in applying for college-based military officer training programs was assessed. Comparisons were made between surveys conducted in 1972 and 1973. It was found that the Air Force and the Navy ROTC scholarship programs were the most popular with the youth surveyed. Higher likelihood of applying was found among youths from low income families. Travel, adventure and the opportunity for technical and professional training were strong motivators in applying for officer training programs. Prominent among the specific reasons for affiliating with military programs were: being able to attend the college of one's choice; getting tuition paid; and the term of obligated service. There was very little awareness of officer compensation and the service sponsorship of the various programs offered. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (DOD), Washington, DC. Directorate for Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Alexandria, VA. Manpower Development Div.