Retention in the Marine Corps : the importance of quality in the career enlisted force
Boisvert, Raymond J.
Sumner, John C.
Eitelberg, Mark J.
Mehay, Stephen L.
Eitelberg, Mark J.
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This study examines the quality of enlisted marines at their first term reenlistment point. Of particular interest is to identify if a significant difference exists between the quality of the marines that are retained and the quality of those who depart. The analysis differs from previous studies, in that, performance-based indicators--proficiency and conduct marks, awards, and educational improvement--are use to measure quality. Also of importance is the development of a system that can be implemented by Headquarters Marine Corps to assist in identifying quality individuals. This system would incorporate performance-based criteria to recognize qualitative factors. The analysis uses data from fiscal 1982 through 1985 and combines different files available from Marine Corps sources. Results from the analysis indicate that there may be a loss of personnel quality at the reenlistment point. It was concluded that the Marine Corps could benefit by targeting quality individuals for reenlistment before they reach their expiration of active service.
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