This book is designed to serve as a comprehensive resource for the formulation of Army manpower policy. It examines the importance of the state of the national economy as well as pay and compensation to enlistment and retention.
Part One: The Enlistment Decision 1. Enlistment Decisions of Young Men 2. Economic Analysis of Army Enlistments: Policy Implications 3. Recruiting Goals, Enlistment Supply, and Enlistments in the U.S. Army 4. Microeconomic Foundations of Recruiter Behavior: Implications for Aggregate Enlistment Models 5. The Changing Structure of the U.S. Economy: Its Effects on Army Enlistments 6. Attrition and Retention in the Army Reserve and National Guard: An Empirical Analysis Part Two: The Reenlistment Decision 7. Reenlistment Decision Models: Implications for Policy Making 8. Army Reenlistment and Extension Decisions by Occupation 9. First-Term Attrition of High School Graduates in the Military 10. The Postservice Earnings of Military Retirees Part Three: Compensation and Force Structure 11. Experience and Readiness 12. Retirement Changes and Military Force Manning: A Sensitivity Analysis 13. Comparative Costs of Alternative Forces in the U.S. Army 14. Meeting Occupational and Total Manpower Requirements at Least Cost: A Nonlinear Programing Approach 15. Compensation and Force Structure: A Comment