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Career orientations of Coast Guard aviators

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Authors
Goward, Dana Allen
Subjects
Career orientation
Cosmopolitan(s)
Pilots
Aviators
Aviator careers
Pilot careers
LDOs
Limited duty officers
Specialists
Professionals
Career paths
Advisors
Senger, John
Weitzman, R.A.
Date of Issue
1981-12
Date
December 1981
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
Individuals within the same profession often have widely different career orientations. Some think of themselves mostly as professional specialists while others regard themselves as primarily members of the organization . The goal of this study was to examine the career orientations of Coast Guard pilots and the feasibility of establishing a limited duty officer (LDO) career path for aviators in which pilots would be assigned to flight duties for their entire twenty year career. A conservative analysis of the data indicated that 19 to 20 percent of the total aviator population would be willing to participate in an LDO program. Willingness to participate in an LDO program was found to vary significantly with (1) how an individual identified himself as a pilot or an officer, (2) commissioning source, (3) interest in becoming a unit in­structor pilot, (4) perceived optimal tour length, and (5) rank.
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Administrative Sciences
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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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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