Enlisted Personnel Management
A Historical Perspective
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Enlisted force management is concerned with meeting national military manpower requirements with the nation's citizens. It attempts to balance the demand for enlisted personnel, as determined by the requirements process, with the supply of enlisted personnel, in a cost-effective manner. This report presents a historical view of enlisted force management, from two perspectives. First, it provides a chronological account of how external influences have shaped enlisted force management and the evolution of enlisted management practices. Second, it describes some recurring themes that run through the history of the enlisted force: quality, specialization, integration, separation, and compensation.
Table of Contents
A Current Profile of the Enlisted Force
Emerging Enlisted Management Policies: the Response to External Influences
Managing the Enlisted Force: Manpower Requirements and Personnel Policies
Quality of the Armed Forces
Specialization in the Armed Forces
Integration in the Military
Managing Losses from the Armed Forces
Conclusions and Future Issues
Data/Figures by Service
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