Analyzing benefits of extending the PCS tempo in the Marine Corps
Morales, Freddy A.
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This MBA professional report examines the impact of extending the PCS tempo for Enlisted Marines and Marine Corps Officers. The primary objective is to analyze how relaxing the Permanent Change of Station (PCS) cycle from 36 months to 48 months influences costs, unit efficiency, individual promotion, and family stress. By lowering personnel fluctuation in any given Marine Corps Organization, the unit may acquire and retain personnel experience that makes it more productive. Finally, this study examines how PCS moves affect Marine dependents. Increasing in the number of household moves through the PCS process possibly causes high levels of stress on the Marine and his or her family, causes changes in children's educational experience, and affects spouse's income, career choice and higher learning. Observations derived from data gathered demonstrate the Marine Corps can possibly save an estimated $1 4.6 million annually by keeping Marines on station 36 months or longer, and that an increase in PCS frequency increases a Marine's likelihood of being promoted. However, extended TOS by itself does not necessarily equate to units that are more effective. Lastly, an anonymous survey administered to various Marine units suggests that PCS relocations cause stress at home and affect spouse income and higher education.
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