The Evolution of Military Officer Personnel Management Policies

A Preliminary Study with Parallels from Industry

by James H. Hayes


Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 9.2 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.


Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback214 pages $45.00 $36.00 20% Web Discount

A perspective on the debate over personnel and compensation policies, documenting the evolution of military officer personnel management policies from Colonial times to the present. Emphasis is placed on the provision of the "required" number of properly trained officers during both war and peace. The historical development of a managerial class in industry is also examined, partially because personnel practices of business firms have been held up as examples of efficiency for the services. This is shown to have little basis in fact. The evolution of the military officer and his counterpart in industry is traced through six historical periods.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Report series. The report was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1993 that represented the principal publication documenting and transmitting RAND's major research findings and final research.

Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.