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Title A history of the research into methods for selecting and classifying U.S. Army personnel, 1917-2011 / edited by Peter F. Ramsberger, Nikki R. Wooten, and Michael G. Rumsey ; with a foreword by Zita M. Simutis
Published Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (v, 488 pages)
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I: Introduction and Overview; Chapter One: Putting it in Perspective; Chapter Two: Army Selection and Classification Today; Part II: Enlisted Selection and Classification Research and Practice; Chapter Three: Growing an Army; Chapter Four: Selection and Classification in World War I: Personnel Psychologists Lend a Hand; Chapter Five: World War II -- Building on Experience; Chapter Six: 1946-1973 -- A Stable Situation in Army Selection and Classification
Summary The authors attempt extensive quantitative research into the recruitment and classification practices used by the United States Army over the course of the last century. They analyze which techniques are successful in retaining qualified soldiers, and compare conscription to volunteer armies to see which is more cost effective. The study ranges from the Revolutionary War all the way until the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject United States. Army -- Examinations -- History.
United States. Army -- Occupational specialties -- History.
United States. Army -- Personnel management -- History.
Soldiers -- United States -- Classification -- History.
Form Electronic book
Author Ramsberger, Peter F.
Rumsey, Michael G.
Wooten, Nikki R.
ISBN 0773421327 (electronic bk.)
9780773421325 (electronic bk.)