This report represents a follow-on effort to an earlier National Defense Research Institute study, Future Career Management Systems for u.s. Military Officers, MR-470–0SD, 1994, that serves as a source for alternative career management practices. The current report applies an objectives-based methodology using preferences of Department of Defense policymakers in the development of a career management system for officers. The work was completed and provided to the sponsor in 1997.
This study was sponsored by the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and it was carried out in the Forces and Resources Policy Center of the National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the unified commands, and the defense agencies. The study should interest those involved with military personnel management.