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Army officer shortages : background and issues for Congress

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Army officer shortages : background and issues for Congress
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Army officer shortages
Title remainder
background and issues for Congress
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Subject
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eng
Summary
The Army's enlisted recruiting shortfall in 2005 generated significant congressional and media interest, and served as the impetus for several legislative initiatives. However, until very recently, there has been little mention or visibility of potential shortages in the Army's officer corps. This problem is currently unique to the Army. While specific skill shortages and imbalances have been reported by the other services, only the Army is reflecting service-wide active component shortages. The Army currently projects an officer shortage of nearly 3,000 in FY2007, with the most acute shortfalls in "senior" captains and majors with 11 to 17 years of experience. For example, the Army considers any personnel "fill rate" (the number of officers available to fill requirements) of less than 85% a "critical" shortage, and projects a fill rate of 82.6% for majors in FY2007. The Army further projects an increased shortage of more than 3,700 officers the following year, and estimates that annual shortages in excess of 3,000 officers will persist through FY2013 unless accessions can be increased and retention can be improved. It presently takes 10 years to "grow" a major (from lieutenant to promotion to major), and 14 years if that major is an academy or ROTC graduate. Therefore, the projected shortage appears to be a significant long-term challenge, especially as the Army continues to transform and maintain a significant role in fighting the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). This report analyzes a number of potential factors contributing to the shortfall, especially the impact of reduced officer accessions during and after the Army personnel drawdown of the early 1990s, and the significant increase in Army officer requirements caused by the Army force structure transformation to a modular, brigade-centric force. Although the Army has already introduced several new programs to enhance officer retention, other options exist that could help address the Army's officer shortages
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DTICE
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non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Henning, Charles A
  • Congressional Research Service
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  • Policies
  • Recruiting
  • Manpower
  • Officer personnel
  • Shortages
  • Personnel retention
  • Army
  • Military reserves
  • Congress
  • Payment
  • United states military academy
  • Transformations
  • Promotion (advancement)
  • Benefits
  • Long range (time)
  • Qualifications
  • Estimates
  • Attrition
  • Army personnel
  • Military requirements
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
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Army officer shortages : background and issues for Congress
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Publication
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  • "July 5, 2006."
  • CRS Report for Congress
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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26 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227921480
  • (OCoLC)ocn227921480
Label
Army officer shortages : background and issues for Congress
Publication
Note
  • "July 5, 2006."
  • CRS Report for Congress
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
26 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227921480
  • (OCoLC)ocn227921480

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