AN ASSESSMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY DEGREE POLICY FOR CANADIAN FORCES OFFICERS

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Authors
  1. Jesion, A.
  2. Kerzner, L.F.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Personnel Operational Research Team
Abstract
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 contained many planned changes to personnel policies. One of these was making a university degree a prerequisite to commissioning as an officer (with the only exceptions to be made for those commissioned from the ranks). This research note analyses the current military officer database to determine what percentage of officers have university degrees in each military occupation (MOC). Other factors such as rank, age, and entry plan are included in the analysis in order to examine some of the implications of having a "universal" requirement for an undergraduate degree. Since a significant proportion of serving officers in certain MOCs do not now have university degrees, it is shown here that these MOCs are not in a position to easily adapt to such a requirement. Furthermore, in most cases, the age profiles of officers without degrees will prevent the quick attainment of an "all university degree" officer corps.
Keywords
Military Career Planning;Military occupations;Military Personnel Policy
Report Number
ORD-PORT-RN-9707 — Research Note
Date of publication
01 Sep 1997
Number of Pages
40
DSTKIM No
98-01879
CANDIS No
508505
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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