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Abstract

During the early 1990s, the Department of Defense (DoD) began to change its focus from the Cold War to pursue more diverse missions. Questions arose about how future changes in military missions, organizations, and technology would affect the nature of military work and the characteristics of the military and civilian members of the DoD workforce. To address these questions, RAND undertook an occupational-level analysis of the effects of the future environment on the characteristics of DoD work and workers.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    Methodology and Data Characteristics

  • Chapter Three

    Expected Changes in Work and Workers

  • Chapter Four

    Workforce Shaping and Development

  • Chapter Five

    Conclusions and Observations

  • Appendix A

    O*NET Dimensions by Domain

  • Appendix B

    Differences Between Groups of Raters

  • Appendix C

    Cluster Analysis

  • Appendix D

    Distribution of Expected Dimension-Level Increases by Occupational Cluster

  • Appendix E

    Dimensions with Expected Higher Levels Within Occupational Cluster

  • Appendix F

    Army Occupations by Occupational Cluster

  • Appendix G

    Navy Occupations by Occupational Cluster

  • Appendix H

    Air Force Occupations by Occupational Cluster

  • Appendix I

    Marine Corps Occupations by Occupational Cluster

  • Appendix J

    Defense Civil Service Occupations by Occupational Cluster

  • Appendix K

    Index of Military/Civilian Service Occupational Codes and RAND Occupational Clusters

The research described in this report was sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The research was conducted in RAND's National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center supported by the OSD, the Joint Staff, the unified commands, and the defense agencies.

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