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dc.contributor.advisorMehay, Stephen L.
dc.contributor.authorLucas, James R., Jr.
dc.dateSeptember 1987
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T00:28:49Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T00:28:49Z
dc.date.issued1987-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/22806
dc.description.abstractThis study examined influences on the enlistment and reenlistment decisions for linguists in the US Army. Some of the potential factors considered were: previous language experience, ethnicity, age, gender, and education level of the respondent. Data were obtained from enlisted Army students enrolled in training at the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey, California during the period April-May 1987. The analysis attempted to determine the differences, if any, that existed between the linguists surveyed and appropriate control groups. Results indicate that the three most prominent reasons given for enlisting were: a chance to better one's self, to earn money for college, and to receive training in a skill. Results further indicate that monetary benefits such as the Army's new linguist specialty pay and increased reenlistment bonuses strongly influence the soldier's reenlistment decision. Significant differences were noted for many of the demographic and background variables when comparisons were made with the 1985 ARI New Recruit Survey and USAREC's 1986 report, The Measurement of Student Attitudes Toward Enlistment Incentives and Career Opportunities.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/factorsffectingr1094522806
dc.format.extent113 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_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.
dc.subject.lcshOperations researchen_US
dc.titleFactors affecting the recruitment and retention of linguists in the U.S. Armyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBarr, Donald R.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Analysis
dc.subject.authorRecruitingen_US
dc.subject.authorRetention
dc.subject.authorLinguists
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Army
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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