IMPROVING REENLISTMENT THROUGH DECISION MAKING MODELING AND INTERVENTIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$60,611.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4571
Agency Tracking Number:
4571
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
335 Beach Rd, Burlingame, CA, 94010
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR DAVID M DROLL
(415) 375-0600
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE ARMY A86-223, WISHES TO UNDERSTAND AND MEASURE THE VARIABLES INDIVIDUALS CONSIDER IN THEIR DECISIONS TO JOIN THE ARMY OR REENLIST. THE PROPOSED PROJECT, "IMPROVING REENLISTMENT THROUGH DECISION MAKING MODELING AND INTERVENTIONS" ASSUMES THE INDIVIDUAL'S DECISION MAKING IS A COMPLEX AND DYNAMIC PROCESS, SHAPED OVER MONTHS, WITH CONTINUOUS INFORMATION EVALUATION. FURTHER, THE PROJECT ASSUMES MOST INDIVIDUALS EXAMINE MUCH THE SAME TYPES OF INFORMATION AND ACHIEVE SIMILAR CRITICAL POINTS OF DECISION MAKING ALONG THEIR PATH TO A FINAL INTENT TO JOIN OR REENLIST. THIS RESEARCH PROJECT WILL IDENTIFY THE CRITICAL POINTS LEADING TO THE INTENT TO REENLIST. USING THIS ACQUIRED INFORMATION, WE WILL INTERVENE AT SELECTED CRITICAL POINTS, WITH STRATEGIES INTENDED TO HELP PROGRESS THE REENLISTMENT DECISION. THE BENEFITS TO THE ARMY OF THE ABOVE EFFORTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: YOU WILL IDENTIFY CRITICAL CAREER POINTS DURING THE REENLISTMENT DECISION MAKING PROCESS; YOU WILL ESTABLISH EFFECTIVE INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES FOR THE CRITICAL POINTS; YOU WILL ENHANCE ARMY CAREER RETENTION THROUGH INCREASING DECISIONS; YOU WILL SAVE MONEY IN THE ASSESSING, DRESSING, AND TRAINING OF PERSONNEL; YOU WILL UTILIZE YOUR HUMAN RESOURCES MORE EFFICIENTLY.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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