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How Marine Recruiter Quality and Other Factors Affect Enlistee Quality

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Authors
Tick, Simona L.
Arkes, Jeremy A.
Subjects
Recruiting
USMC
high-quality force
Advisors
Date of Issue
2021
Date
2021
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School.
Language
en_US
Abstract
Fostering a high-quality force in the USMC is essential for readiness, efficiency, and cost-minimization. This study seeks to inform the USMC on optimal strategies to reduce attrition and elicit a high-quality force by identifying factors contributing to recruiting higher-quality enlistees. We will use individual-enlistee-level, recruiter-level, and station (RSS)-level aggregated analyses. We first must determine what constitutes quality among enlistees. Our main enlistee-quality measure will be attrition at boot camp and at other intervals in the 1st term. These provide measures of the quality of the match between the enlistee and the Marines. We will also examine more conventional measures of quality (AFQT, education, waivers, PFT, FITREPS). Specifically, our research questions will determine: 1. How does the quality of the recruiter (or recruiters in a station) affect various measures of the quality of the enlistee, such as 1st term attrition? 2. How do other factors affect the quality of enlistees? 3. How does the diversity of recruiters in a recruiting station in minority areas affect the success of the station in attracting high-quality minority recruits? 4. What policy changes should be made to the screening and assignment of canvassing recruiters that lead to higher-quality enlistees, lower 1stterm attrition, and a higher-quality force?
Type
Report
Description
NPS NRP Executive Summary
Department
Graduate School of Defense Management
Organization
Naval Research Program (NRP)
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NPS Report Number
Sponsors
Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC)
HQMC Manpower and Reserve Affairs (M&RA)
Funder
This research is supported by funding from the Naval Postgraduate School, Naval Research Program (PE 0605853N/2098). https://nps.edu/nrp
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)
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Citation
Distribution Statement
Approved for public release. Distribution is unlimited. 
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This 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.
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