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dc.contributor.advisorBacolod, Marigee
dc.contributor.authorNowicki, Albert Cole
dc.dateMar-17
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-10T16:31:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-10T16:31:56Z
dc.date.issued2017-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/53025
dc.description.abstractThe need for reconnaissance forces has been documented throughout history. Thus, the process for recruiting, assessing, and training Reconnaissance Marines should not be left to chance. The Marine Corps' Basic Reconnaissance Course (BRC) is at the forefront of this process. As identified by examining the data obtained from BRC, attrition rates have been nearly 50 percent over the last three years, illustrating there is room for improvement. This study conducts a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the criteria used to select candidates for the BRC. The research uses multi-variate logistic regression models and survival analysis to determine to what extent the current requirements to attend the Basic Reconnaissance Course are indicators of success. Using data from multiple cohorts of BRC students, this research develops a predictive model that allows the Marine Corps to more successfully recruit and train the most likely candidates to graduate BRC. The results of this study suggest that the Physical Fitness Test and General Test are the most significant predictors of success. The impacts of physical and cognitive capability on success are not surprising, but the magnitudes of these effects on the probability of graduating BRC provides commanders with survival percentages based on incremental changes in the prerequisites.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/unitedstatesmari1094553025
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.titleUnited States Marine Corps basic reconnaissance course: predictors of successen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSeagren, Chad
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorUnited States Marine Corpsen_US
dc.subject.authorreconnaissanceen_US
dc.subject.authorBasic Reconnaissance Courseen_US
dc.subject.authorattritionen_US
dc.subject.authorsuccessen_US
dc.subject.authorsurvival analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorMilitary Occupation Specialty (MOS)en_US
dc.subject.authorlogistic regressionen_US
dc.subject.authorlogiten_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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