Accession Number : ADA461053


Title :   Air Force Recruitment: A Geographic Perspective


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Ross, Jason J.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA461053


Report Date : NOV 2000


Pagination or Media Count : 122


Abstract : Beginning in 1973 the Armed Forces implemented an All Volunteer Force recruitment policy. Since then, the Armed Forces have relied heavily upon propensity studies in order to make recruitment policy decisions. By aligning with the adage "the best predictor of the future is the past", this study used past recruit's home addresses in order to develop models designed to predict areas of recruitment instead of relying upon propensity studies. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to create and evaluate both non-spatial and spatial auto correlated models to determine the best method for predicting recruitment. Ultimately, the research conclusively found that different areas of the country are inclined to recruitment; suggesting the use of statistical measures based on Home of Record information instead of propensity studies is a better method for predicting recruitment.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *POLICIES , *RECRUITING , DECISION MAKING , THESES , ALL VOLUNTEER


Subject Categories : PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS
      MILITARY FORCES AND ORGANIZATIONS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE