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dc.contributor.advisorLaurence, Janice
dc.contributor.advisorBowman, William
dc.contributor.authorSchwind, David A.
dc.dateJune 2004
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:32:08Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:32:08Z
dc.date.issued2004-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1515
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a qualitative analysis of selection to Rear Admiral (Lower Half) in the United States Navy. Specifically, this thesis examines the variables in the career of senior US Navy officers that can be considered as factors in determining advancement at the O-7 selection board. The researcher conducted 18 semi-structured interviews with active duty and retired flag officers, using a protocol based on an analysis of archival data from flag officers promoted from year groups 1972 to 1978, and relevant literature to determine what factors are considered during the selection board process. Overall, the data indicate that select background and performance variables are important factors in the promotion of flag officers. Examples include the importance of reputation and fitness report rankings and the lack of weight given to factors such as commissioning source and letters of recommendation.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/aqualitativenaly109451515
dc.format.extentxvi, 148 p.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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleA qualitative analysis of selection to flag rank in the United States Navyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.schoolGraduate School of Business and Public Policy
dc.subject.authorSenior officer promotionen_US
dc.subject.authorFlag officer selectionen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Leadership and Human Resource Developmenten_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineLeadership and Human Resource Developmenten_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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