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dc.contributor.advisorMcNab, Robert M.
dc.contributor.authorCrusoe, Henry L.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:30:40Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:30:40Z
dc.date.issued2003-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1127
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis analysis was conducted to determine whether the Enlisted Grade Structure Review (EGSR) has a significant effect on First-Term Alignment Plan (FTAP) retention requirements. It provides a background of first-term retention in the all-volunteer force by examining, not only the retention behavior of the United States military, but also the retention of Canadian and Australian military forces. Furthermore, it investigates elements of the Enlisted Career Force Controls Program. It provides an explanation of the pre- and post-EGSR skill grade flow rates and pay grade structure data used in the research. The current Marine Corps enlisted grade structure is compared to the proposed enlisted grade structure from the August 27, 2002 Officer and Enlisted Grade Structure Review to determine whether the EGSR affected FTAP retention requirements. The research found that the EGSR had a positive effect on FTAP. The EGSR changed many military occupational specialties to a logical pyramidal shape facilitating promotion opportunities. Marines will more likely remain on active duty when promotion opportunities are visible. Restructuring the enlisted billets into a pyramidal shape will support the Marine Corps' operating forces. Marine Corps operational readiness is increased when the number of Marines in the lower pay grades are available in sufficient numbers to support the next immediate pay grade. The research shows that a pyramidal shaped MOS structure naturally retains the required numbers to support the Marine Corps. Only retention-critical MOSs must still be supported by an SRB to ensure Marines are not drawn away from the Marine Corps by more lucrative offers in the civilian sector.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/annalysisofeffec109451127
dc.format.extentxiv, 81 p. : ill. (some col.) ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleAn analysis of the effect the Enlisted Grade Structure Review has upon First Term Alignment Plan retention requirementsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderDooley, Susan G.
dc.contributor.secondreaderHatch, William D.
dc.contributor.departmentManagement
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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