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dc.contributor.advisorEitelberg, Mark J.
dc.contributor.advisorTick, Simona L.
dc.contributor.authorKocis, Nathalie C.
dc.contributor.authorSonntag, Kimberly J.
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-13T22:46:23Z
dc.date.available2019-02-13T22:46:23Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/61206
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractSince the all-volunteer force began, the number of dual-service marriages has risen. Retention of diverse, skilled personnel is critical to national security. This study examines retention rates of Navy and Marine Corps officers by focusing on marital status and identifies themes in dual-service experiences to explain retention behavior. Quantitative multivariate data analysis of 27,126 officers commissioned from 1998 to 2003 is used to identify factors such as marital status, gender, race, and commissioning source to explain retention outcomes. Regression analyses indicate that dual-service officers have higher retention rates than their single counterparts across time. However, compared with officers married to civilians, dual-service officers tend to retain at similar rates early in their careers but at lower rates after 10 years of service. Focus group discussions reveal that navigating a rigid career path while maintaining a family in a system with varying support and flexibility can strongly influence a dual-service officer’s decision to remain in military service. Policy changes addressing concerns regarding colocation and more flexible career paths are an ongoing approach to retaining dual-service officers. Future research should be expanded to include a larger population representing all occupational fields, ranks, education, and parental status.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/studyofdualservi1094561206
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; 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.titleSTUDY OF DUAL-SERVICE OFFICER RETENTION IN THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. MARINE CORPSen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorhuman resourcesen_US
dc.subject.authorNavy officersen_US
dc.subject.authorMarine Corps officersen_US
dc.subject.authormanpoweren_US
dc.subject.authorpersonnelen_US
dc.subject.authorretentionen_US
dc.subject.authordual serviceen_US
dc.subject.authordual careeren_US
dc.subject.authorfemale officersen_US
dc.subject.authormilitary familyen_US
dc.subject.authorassignmentsen_US
dc.subject.authorgenderen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid24665


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