David W Grissmer Free eBooks (1)

ISBN: 0833016008, 9780833016003
Authors: David W. Grissmer, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Man Bing Sze, David M. Adamson
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Keywords: losses, overview, economic, reservists, mobilized, insuring
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Reserve personnel played a critical role during Operation Desert Storm.However, a significant proportion of those who were mobilized faced economic losses.These losses resulted from the difference between their civilian and military incomes, loss of civilian benefits, and additional expenses during mobilization.This report summarizes results from an ongoing study of the economic losses of reservis......
Author: David W. Grissmer
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Keywords: forecasts, force, enlisted, simple, accuracy
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This Note presents an analysis of the historical accuracy with which enlisted force manpower strengths can be forecast using simple and widely used modeling assumptions. The accuracy of one-, three-, and five-year forecasts is presented for enlisted personnel groups from all four military services for fiscal years 1971 through 1980. Estimating the accuracy of forecasts and analyzing the pattern of......
Authors: David W. Grissmer, Ann Flanagan
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Keywords: assessment, educational, progress, national, analysis, achievement, tennessee, students, improving
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This study evaluates the performance of Tennessee’s students using data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and explores the factors contributing to differences in this performance relative to other states to identify potential improvements in policy and spending decisions. It compares Tennessee’s performance on selected NAEP tests with that of other participati......
Authors: David W. Grissmer, Ann Flanagan
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Keywords: minority, disadvantaged, students, gaps, achievement, federal, resources, closing, role
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This paper suggests that federal resources can and should play a critical role in closing the achievement gap between students. It identifies programs that could — with the help of targeted federal funds — improve the scores of disadvantaged children.......
Authors: John R. Brinkerhoff, David W. Grissmer
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Keywords: environment, volunteer, forces, reserve
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This paper reviews in separate sections the Selected Reserve and Pretrained Individual Manpower. The first section reviews the AVF experience for the Selected Reserves in the light of projections made by the Gates Commission and present future-strength projections. Given today’s high strength levels, it then speculates on an important demand side question — namely the relative costs of......
ISBN: 0833014226, 9780833014221
Authors: Richard Buddin, David W. Grissmer
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Keywords: army, guard, reserve, national, skill, turbulence, qualification
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Improving the personnel and training readiness of Selected Reserve units requires, among other things, the identification of problems in meeting readiness goals, the causes of these problems, and likely solutions.This report addresses the issue of individual job training in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve.For several reasons, a significant proportion of reservists in units are not even mi......
Authors: Zahava D. Doering, David W. Grissmer
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Keywords: review, research, methods, selected, retention, reserve, force, attrition, active
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This paper reviews research on the dual issues of attrition (separation prior to the completion of agreed-upon terms of military service) and retention (individuals’ voluntary decisions to remain in the military for additional terms of service) for the U.S. Active and Reserve Forces. The study is limited to the enlisted force only. It describes the changing composition of U.S. Active and Res......
Authors: David W. Grissmer, Judith C. Fernandez
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Keywords: nonlinear, programming, approach, cost, requirements, occupational, total, manpower, meeting
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The Army trains and utilizes enlisted personnel in a wide variety of military occupational specialties (MOSs), ranging from relatively unskilled to highly skilled, from large specialties to small. Besides developing policies to meet specialty-specific needs, the Army must also develop manpower policies to meet aggregate manpower objectives, including meeting strength goals, observing budget and gr......
Authors: David W. Grissmer, John R. Hiller
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Keywords: bonus, test, reenlistment, reserve, selected, participants
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Describes the long-term results of a national experiment designed to study factors that influence reenlistment decisions of Army Reserve and National Guard personnel. In the experiment, 15,000 reservists making reenlistment decisions in 1978 served as test participants. An original evaluation estimated the effect of bonus payments given for 3-year terms ($900) or 6-year terms ($1,800) on reenlistm......
ISBN: 0833004166, 9780833004161
Authors: David W. Grissmer, Zahava D. Doering, J. Sachar
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Keywords: reenlistment, bonus, test, reserve, selected, administration, evaluation, design
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Describes the results of a national experiment designed to study factors that influence reenlistment decisions of Army Reserve and National Guard personnel. Some 15,300 reservists making reenlistment decisions in 1978 participated in the experiment. The effect of bonuses given for three-year terms ($900) or six-year terms ($1,800) on reenlistment rates and length of commitment was estimated by com......
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