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An analysis of the relative productivity of officers from different accesion [sic] sources

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Authors
Foster, Michael J.
Subjects
Officer performance
performance index
fitness reports
officer productivity
Advisors
Mehay, Stephen L.
Date of Issue
1990-06
Date
June 1990
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
This thesis compares the relative productivity of Naval Officers from the U.S. Naval Academy, Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), and Officer Candidate School (OCS). This is accomplished by creating a performance index for each individual based on officer fitness reports. The effects of commissioning source on performance are evaluated using multivariate analytical techniques. The results of the empirical analysis support the conclusion that Naval Academy graduates outperform NROTC or OCS graduates based on the measures used in this thesis. However, the magnitude of performance differences across commissioning source were small. Differences in performance were also found between year groups and for those officers who held warfare or engineering qualifications versus those who did not. It is recommended that further research be conducted on the marginal costs of each officer commissioning source to assist the Navy in making informed decisions concerning the future of commissioning programs.
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Thesis
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Department
Department of Administrative Science
Other Units
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
vi, 75 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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