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Author: Bernard D. Rostker
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Keywords: government, engines, revitalize
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As part of a broad loss of confidence in government dating back to the 1970s, federal officials have faced increasing pressure to reduce the size of the federal government and to privatize the provision of services traditionally provided by government. As a result, government agencies have come to rely extensively on contractors. This paper argues that such reliance has harmed the federal governme......
ISBN: 0833039806, 9780833039804
Author: Bernard D. Rostker
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Keywords: stress, uncertainty, times, force, war, managing, america
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For more than three decades, the United States has relied on an all-volunteer force to meet its military needs. Today, the sustainability of that force is being tested with high levels of deployment and subsequent “stress.” Such an environment raises the issue of how the Department of Defense can continue to manage its personnel. This report looks at the history of conscription versus ......
ISBN: 0833038958, 9780833038951
Author: Bernard D. Rostker
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Keywords: force, volunteer, evolution
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As U.S. military forces appear overcommitted and some ponder a possible return to the draft, the timing is ideal for a review of how the American military transformed itself over the past five decades, from a poorly disciplined force of conscripts and draft-motivated “volunteers” to a force of professionals revered throughout the world. Starting in the early 1960s, this account runs th......
Author: Bernard D. Rostker
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Keywords: evil, study, case, uranium, depleted
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In this paper, written for a conference on &ldquo:Unacceptable Weapons” at MIT, the author gives an in-depth history of the concern over depleted uranium (DU) weapon fragments as a cause of illness in injured Gulf War veterans and in those exposed to depleted uranium projectiles during the wars in the Balkans. There has been extensive distortion in the media and on the Internet concerning th......
Author: Bernard D. Rostker
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: security, homeland, guard, national
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Testimony presented to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information on December 13, 2001.......
Author: Bernard D. Rostker
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Keywords: program, retrospect, training, personnel, rand, manpower, project
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This program is concerned with both long-term solutions and short-term actions to improve the operational effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Air Force. Originally concentrating on problems caused by conversion to the all-volunteer force, the program now is expanded to be responsive to a wide range of Air Force manpower problems. Recent studies: (1) Analyses of recruitment for Air National......
Author: Bernard D. Rostker
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: personnel, costs, planning, supply, new, reservists, force, total, reserve, study, vol, iii, air
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Examines recruiting and personnel costs for the Air Reserve Forces in the new draft-free environment. It applies an economic model to the draft period 1968-1969 as a means of understanding the effect that a zero draft has, and will continue to have on the supply and cost of reserve personnel. The empirical findings are that the long-range effect of ending the draft is to alter economic incentives ......
Author: Bernard D. Rostker
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: air, personnel, reserve, national, guard, posture, force, vol, forces, study, structure
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Examines the reserve personnel system and develops personnel flows. Career airmen appear to be in short supply. About 40 percent of authorized positions are being filled by low-grade airmen. Non-prior service airmen on their first tour of service constitute about 73 percent of the Air Reserve Force; only 57 percent for the regular Air Force. A majority of personnel, after eight years of service, a......
ISBN: 0833039806, 9780833039804
Author: Bernard D. Rostker
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Keywords: stress, uncertainty, times, force, war, managing, america
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Publisher: RANDPublished Time: RANDPages: 100For more than three decades, the United States has relied on an all-volunteer force to meet its military needs. Today, the sustainability of that force is being tested with high levels of deployment and subsequent ......
Authors: P. Carpenter Huffman, Bernard D. Rostker
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Keywords: avionics, advanced, maintenance, training, relevance
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An examination of formal training of airmen in the career fields responsible for flight-line maintenance of advanced avionics equipment. Initial training for flight-line maintenance, training at Field Training Detachments, TAC’s Task Oriented Training program, and the management of training are investigated. The study shows that in initial training there was too much emphasis on theory and n......
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