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dc.contributor.advisorFox, William P.
dc.contributor.authorFigueroa, Samuel E.
dc.dateDec-14
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T00:17:33Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T00:17:33Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44559
dc.description.abstractFor the first time since the inception of the all-volunteer force in 1973, the percentage of minorities within the U.S. Army has reached a record high as presented by University of Syracuse’s Amy Lutz. In her journal in 2008, Who Joins the Military?: A Look at Race, Class, and Immigration Status, Lutz examines socio-economic status as an important predictor to military service. However, budget cuts and the downsizing of military personnel make the recruiting selection more competitive than ever before while the Army needs qualified individuals from all social classes and ethnic backgrounds. The U.S. Army’s 6th Recruiting Brigade (6th REC BDE) has the largest recruiting mission in the western United States. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that minority population growth concentrates throughout counties in this region. The fact that those minority groups predominate poses a unique challenge for the 6th REC BDE. This research explores statistically the effect that recruiters with additional language ability have on improving recruiting. Also, it examines how significant it would be to allocate recruiters with secondary languages in areas where those languages prevail. The statistical procedures used in this research have proved that language is a significant factor, and that those recruiters who have secondary language skills contribute significantly to the recruiting mission.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/improvingrecruit1094544559
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.titleImproving recruiting of the 6th Recruiting Brigade through statistical analysis and efficiency measuresen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderHouse, Jeffrey B.
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorU.S. Army recruitingen_US
dc.subject.authordata envelopmenten_US
dc.subject.authoranovaen_US
dc.subject.authormilitary diversityen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Army Reserveen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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