Staffing Army ROTC at Colleges and Universities: Alternatives for Reducing the Use of Active-duty Soldiers
Charles A. Goldman
Rand, 1999 - Reference - 67 pages
The increased tempo and range of military operations coupled with reduced manned levels are exerting pressure on the Army to optimally use its active-duty soldiers. Consequently, the Army is seeking opportunities to fill positions now occupied by active-duty soldiers with other personnel. Specifically, Umbrella Issue 41 of the Army-wide Institutional/TDA Redesign Study called for the design and testing of staffing alternatives for the Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (SROTC) program using a combination of Active Component, Reserve Component, or former military personnel. In support of this requirement the Arroyo Center was asked to develop staffing alternatives and design a test of their effectiveness. This report discusses alternatives to current SROTC battalion staffing in which many active-duty soldiers performing teaching or training functions would be replaced by reservists or by contracted civilians with former military service. Also, civilians would be contracted to help cover administrative and logistics functions now performed by active-duty soldiers. The authors recommend testing two alternative staffing plans, each over a period of two years. One plan focuses on former military personnel, the other on reservists.
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AC personnel AC positions AC soldiers AC staff Active Component active-duty soldiers admin/log positions admin/log staff admin/log support Advanced Camp scores alternative staffing plans APMS Army assigned average bachelor's degree basic pay Bob Bell Cadet Command chance of detecting comparison group contracted civilians contracted former military cost coverage drills effect eligible estimate evaluation Figure former military members former military personnel former-military option full-time military historical data hours per week implementation Individual Ready Reserve instructor and trainer IRR members JROTC military experience mixed option number of commissions officers one-year test part-time pay grade population potential power calculations PUMAs qualified recruiting and retention replace AC replacement staff reserve option reservists retirement service members servists SIDPERS SROTC battalions SROTC program SROTC units staff SROTC staffing alternative standard deviation statistical power Table timate TO&E TPU members TRADOC trainer positions trial replacement two-year test typical battalion U.S. Census variation versus zip codes