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dc.contributor.advisorShen, Yu-Chu
dc.contributor.advisorPema, Elda
dc.contributor.authorPergar, Nicholas R.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:46:46Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:46:46Z
dc.date.issued2011-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5798
dc.description.abstractThe operational environment faced by today's service members is characterized by continued deployments to combat zones where large segments of the active duty population experience stressful deployments throughout their enlistments. This study examines how battlefield experiences affect retention and attrition behavior among firstterm enlisted personnel. The data for this thesis comes from the Defense Manpower Data Center and the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center. A multivariate analysis using probit models was used to estimate effects Analyses of the models indicate that the effects of combat experiences on firstterm enlisted retention and attrition rates vary depending on the Service. Witnessing the death or injury of enemy combatants while deployed increases the attrition rates among soldiers and Marines but decreases the attrition rates for sailors and airmen. Exposure to destroyed military vehicles leads to decreases in attrition rates among soldiers, sailors, and Marines while airmen experience an increased attrition rate. Among service members who have completed at least 36 months of active duty service (24 months for three-year contracts) combat exposure that is statistically significant generally increases retention among service members in the Army and Air Force but decreases retention rates for service members in the Navy and Marine Corps.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theeffectsofcomb109455798
dc.format.extentxvi, 125 p. ;en_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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshOrganizationen_US
dc.subject.lcshEconomicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshResearchen_US
dc.subject.lcshManagementen_US
dc.titleThe effects of combat exposure on reenlistment and attritionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.identifier.oclc720351552
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
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