The Resource Military Attrition: Better Screening of Enlisted Personnel Could Save Millions of Dollars

Military Attrition: Better Screening of Enlisted Personnel Could Save Millions of Dollars

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Military Attrition: Better Screening of Enlisted Personnel Could Save Millions of Dollars
Title
Military Attrition: Better Screening of Enlisted Personnel Could Save Millions of Dollars
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eng
Summary
In summary, we found that more than 14 percent of new recruits leave the services during the first 6 months, and more than 30 percent leave before the end of their first term. Because of this attrition, the services lose a substantial investment in training, time, equipment, and related expenses and must increase accessions to replace these losses. The main reasons for the high attrition rate during the first 6 months are that (1) the services' screening of applicants for disqualifying medical conditions or preservice drug-use is inadequate and (2) recruits fall to perform adequately because they are in poor physical condition for basic training or lack motivation. Although the services are greatly concerned about attrition, their goals for reducing attrition are based on inconsistent, incomplete data and are unrealistic. If the services were to actually reach their goals, however, they would realize immediate short-term annual savings ranging from $5 million to $39 million
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV
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  • Attrition
  • Recruits
  • High rate
  • Attitudes(psychology)
  • Enlisted personnel
  • Costs
  • Military training
  • Physical fitness
  • Selection
  • Personnel development
  • Military separation
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
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Military Attrition: Better Screening of Enlisted Personnel Could Save Millions of Dollars
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Testimony for the Subcommitte on Military Personnel, Committee on National Security, House of Representatives
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Extent
11 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227843225
  • (OCoLC)ocn227843225
Label
Military Attrition: Better Screening of Enlisted Personnel Could Save Millions of Dollars
Publication
Note
Testimony for the Subcommitte on Military Personnel, Committee on National Security, House of Representatives
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
11 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)227843225
  • (OCoLC)ocn227843225

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