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dc.contributor.advisorMehay, Stephen L.
dc.contributor.advisorEitelberg, Mark J.
dc.contributor.authorMcManus, Thomas M.
dc.dateDecember 1989
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T21:55:27Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T21:55:27Z
dc.date.issued1989-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/26000
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an initial examination of the Navy's Sea College Program (SCP) that was offered as an enlistment incentive in fiscal 1987. The research attempts to determine if the SCP had a positive influence on the number or "quality" of enlistments into the Navy's general detail (GENDET) personnel ratings by examining the records of recruits from fiscal 1983 to 1989. Levels of recruit "quality" were measured during the time the SCP was offered using mean percentile scores on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) and scores on SCREEN, a method for estimating an individual's potential for successful service. A literature review was also undertaken to identify existing information on the value of an educational benefit plan as an enlistment incentive. The results of the research show that enlistments into GENDET ratings increased when the SCP was offered, especially for the Fireman rating. In addition, the results reveal that the level of recruit quality significantly improved in the Seaman and Airman ratings. It appears that the SCP was moderately successful in helping the Navy to recruit high-quality youths for assignment to GENDET occupations. Further research on the SCP is recommended.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/initialanalysiso00mcma
dc.format.extent118 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_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.
dc.titleAn initial analysis of the Navy's Sea College Program.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentAdministrative Sciences
dc.subject.authoreducational benefits
dc.subject.authorrecruitment
dc.subject.authorenlistments
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navy
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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