ERIC Number: ED106091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Military Utilization of a Sample of Graduate Scientists and Engineers 1968-1971. Research Memorandum 74-1.
Vetter, Betty M.
This publication is an informal report on a technical research problem, that of manpower utilization. This report is based on the results of a questionnaire sent out in 1973 and completed and returned by 621 men. The sample was the result of a steady attrition of the 3,000 men who responded to a short news item in "Science" magazine inviting science graduates about to be induced into the Army to contact the Scientific Manpower Commission (SMC) concerning placement assistance in the Army. The report includes an analysis of comments written by many of the men in the sample, particularly those assigned to science and engineering jobs. The questionnaire was designed to provide compatibility with information compiled by the Army after World War II. Comparisons were made of the utilization of the SMC sample of draftees, of whom more than half had completed at least one year of graduate training, with the beginning utilization patterns found in a study based on Statistics on the Utilization of Enlisted College Graduates in the Department of Defense. The conclusions drawn, added to the Army and Department of Defense studies, are considered to be of value in plans for future manpower utilization. (EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arlington, VA.
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