ERIC Number: ED112103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Recruiting, Classification and Assignment in the All-Volunteer Force: Underlying Influences and Emerging Issues.
Morgan, Fred; Roseen, Darien
With manpower considerations assuming an ever increasing importance for the Department of Defense, the report was prepared as part of a research program intended to bring new methodologies to bear on present and future military manpower problems. The report describes the All-Volunteer Force (AVF) recruiting, classification, and assignment (RCA) processes and examines the emerging issues surrounding those processes. Section 1 describes the operational characteristics of pre-Volunteer RCA; Section 2, All-Volunteer RCA in terms of the major underlying influences shaping its development; and Section 3, the emerging issues and potential problems acting on RCA and their relationship to one or more of the underlying influences. Pre-Volunteer RCA was relatively simple; the most important influence was the virtual guarantee of a ready supply of high quality people to fill the needs of the Services. The absence of this guaranteed supply has been the dominant factor in shaping AVF adjustments and adaptations; seven major institutional influences acting on RCA are identified, and each relates to one or more emerging issue/problem affecting RCA. Six emerging issues are identified, which have in common a high degree of complexity and pervasiveness and which, together, constitute a major challenge to AVF management. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrative Policy, Administrative Problems, Aptitude, Classification, Competitive Selection, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Military Personnel, Military Service, Military Training, Organizational Change, Problems, Qualifications, Quality Control, Recruitment, Research, Standards, Trend Analysis, Volunteers
Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, California 90406 (ARPA order number 189-1, 3D20 Human Resources. No price given)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.