MODELS OF CANADIAN FORCES OFFICER OCCUPATIONS MOST AFFECTED BY UNIVERSITY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

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Authors
  1. Jesion, A.
  2. Kerzner, L.F.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Director Operational Research (Corporate, Air & Maritime)
Abstract
The Officer Candidate Training Plan (OCTP) is the primary entry plan allowing officer candidates to enroll in the Canadian Forces without a university degree. This plan is being reviewed in view of the "Report to the Prime Minister on the Leadership and Management of the Canadian Forces" tabled by the Minister of National Defence, 25 March 1997 which recommended making a university degree a prerequisite to commissioning as an officer. This paper documents the analysis provided to the Director Recruiting Education and Training (DRE) support their study of the implications of eliminating the OCTP. Modelling results suggest that maintaining the OCTP in some form causes the fewest problems with respect to meeting Preferred Manning Levels (PMLs). Elimination of the OCTP can cause and/or worsen serious shortfalls from these PML targets. Officer classifications most adversely affected by such a policy include INF, ANAV, PLT, AEC, and MARS. If the OCTP intake was to be eventually replaced via other entry plans, then the INF, ANAV, AEC, and MARS shortfalls would eventually disappear, while the PLT shortfall would be diminished.
Keywords
Military Career Planning;Military occupations;Military Personnel Policy;Officer Cadet Training Plan (OCTP);University degrees
Report Number
ORD-DOR(CAM)-RN-9806 — Research Note
Date of publication
01 May 1998
Number of Pages
36
DSTKIM No
98-01565
CANDIS No
508381
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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