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Does perstempo hurt reenlistment? [electronic resource] : the effect of long or hostile perstempo on reenlistment / James Hosek, Mark Totten.

By: Hosek, James R.
Contributor(s): Totten, Mark, 1969- | United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense | National Defense Research Institute (U.S.).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, c1998Description: 1 online resource (xix, 110 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585368899 (electronic bk.); 9780585368894 (electronic bk.); 0833026593; 9780833026590.Report number: Subject(s): United States -- Armed Forces -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc | Manpower planning -- United States | United States -- Armed Forces -- Foreign countries | United States -- Armed Forces -- Pay, allowances, etc | United States -- Armed Forces -- Operational readiness | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- Other | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Does perstempo hurt reenlistment?.DDC classification: 355.2/23/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Pay-Based Measures of Perstempo -- Long or Hostile Duty Trends and Extent -- A Model of Deployment and Reenlistment -- Regression Analysis of Long or Hostile Duty and Reenlistment -- Conclusion --Appendix A: A Theory of Deployment, Promotion, and Retention (Available in printed version only) --Appendix B: Stated Interest in Joining the Military --Appendix C: Data, Variables, Regressions --Appendix D: Dependents Status Tables and Regressions -- References.
Summary: Manpower constitutes a vital element of the nation's defense capability, one that must be sustained if tomorrow's force is to be ready for the wide set of contingencies currently envisioned in the post-Cold War world. The authors focus on a key aspect of this concern: the effect of recent personnel tempo, or perstempo, on reenlistment. They develop several new measures of perstempo as well as construct a theoretical model of retention that encompasses the effects of perstempo. They report that limited episodes of long separation or hostile duty positively affect the decision to stay by first-term or early-career service members. However, more extensive duty, especially if it is hostile, can reduce this positive effect; in some cases, long or hazardous duty reduces reenlistment below what it would have been in the absence of such duty. The authors also recommend new methods of data collection and analysis, and propose future studies that would enhance retention.
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Introduction -- Pay-Based Measures of Perstempo -- Long or Hostile Duty Trends and Extent -- A Model of Deployment and Reenlistment -- Regression Analysis of Long or Hostile Duty and Reenlistment -- Conclusion --Appendix A: A Theory of Deployment, Promotion, and Retention (Available in printed version only) --Appendix B: Stated Interest in Joining the Military --Appendix C: Data, Variables, Regressions --Appendix D: Dependents Status Tables and Regressions -- References.

Manpower constitutes a vital element of the nation's defense capability, one that must be sustained if tomorrow's force is to be ready for the wide set of contingencies currently envisioned in the post-Cold War world. The authors focus on a key aspect of this concern: the effect of recent personnel tempo, or perstempo, on reenlistment. They develop several new measures of perstempo as well as construct a theoretical model of retention that encompasses the effects of perstempo. They report that limited episodes of long separation or hostile duty positively affect the decision to stay by first-term or early-career service members. However, more extensive duty, especially if it is hostile, can reduce this positive effect; in some cases, long or hazardous duty reduces reenlistment below what it would have been in the absence of such duty. The authors also recommend new methods of data collection and analysis, and propose future studies that would enhance retention.

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