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dc.contributor.advisorCrawford, Alice
dc.contributor.advisorEitelberg, Mark J.
dc.contributor.authorDavids, Keith B.
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-06T18:44:29Z
dc.date.available2013-05-06T18:44:29Z
dc.date.issued1998-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/32748
dc.description.abstractThe Commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) has identified junior officer retention within the Naval Special Warfare community as a significant problem. In 1997, the community experienced the highest number of resignations on record, and this trend has continued in 1998. NSWC has taken several steps to identify the cause of recent retention trends, one of which was to provide support for this study. The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that lead to resignation of junior Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) officers. Three data sources were developed specifically for this study: an Active Duty Survey of junior officers serving in SEAL billets, a Resignation Survey of officers who requested resignation in FY98 and FY99, and focused interviews with SEAL officers who recently separated or were awaiting separation from the Navy. The results of the research show that the majority of SEAL officers greatly enjoyed their job. Nevertheless, family separation, improper utilization by operational commanders, minimal chances for conducting combat operations, and the perceived lack of vision of senior SEAL leadership contribute significantly to a service member's decision to leave. Additionally, the study found that pay and marital status did not affect the decision to leave service as long as the service member was satisfied with job-related factors. Once a service member became dissatisfied with the job, pay and marital status were found to play a significant role in the stay/leave decision. The results also suggest that many of the officers departing from service were top performers.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/retentionofjunio1094532748
dc.format.extentxx, 171 p.;28 cm.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. 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.titleRetention of junior Naval Special Warfare officersen_US
dc.title.alternativeNAen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderNA
dc.contributor.departmentManagement
dc.subject.authorNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_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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