Assessing the effect of mobilization on enlisted reserve retention
Krispin, Sean J.
Buttrey, Samuel E.
Fricker, Ronald D.
MetadataShow full item record
Retention of personnel is as important for United States military organizations as it is for any organization to ensure continuity and effectiveness. The demands that the current long-term conflicts place on the military have affected the Navy, both Active and Reserves. Naval personnel are asked to do missions on shore with ground units in an Individual Augmentation (IA) billet. Many of these IA billets have been filled by mobilized reservists, particularly to the operations in Iraq (OIF) and Afghanistan (OEF). This thesis uses standard statistical modeling techniques to quantify the effects of these mobilizations on enlisted and officer retention, and in particular, mobilizations to certain operations, on retention. The results concluded that the operation that the enlisted reservist was mobilized to was the most important factor in determining retention. The reservist's paygrade and rating were also significant factors in predicting attrition. These results can help the Naval Reserve manage its manpower flows.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
An analysis of the effect the Enlisted Grade Structure Review has upon First Term Alignment Plan retention requirements Crusoe, Henry L. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2003-03);This analysis was conducted to determine whether the Enlisted Grade Structure Review (EGSR) has a significant effect on First-Term Alignment Plan (FTAP) retention requirements. It provides a background of first-term retention ...
Bise, James C. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008-03);This research analyzed prior enlisted Marine Officer Retention and their relationship to military paycaps. An analysis of the data showed that retention behavior of prior-enlisted Marine Officers differs from non-prior ...
Blackmon, Justin L. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-03);The purpose of this thesis is to assess the relationships between MOS placement and retention of company grade officers. An officer data file from the Center of Naval Analyses is augmented with Total Force Data Warehouse ...