A methodology for determining Air Force Education Requirements Board (AFERB) advanced academic degree (AAD) requirements

Full title: A methodology for determining Air Force Education Requirements Board (AFERB) advanced academic degree (AAD) requirements / Tara L. Terry, Albert A. Robbert, John E. Boon, Jr., Perry Shameem Firoz, S. Craig Moore.
Main Authors: Terry, Tara L., (Author)
, Robbert, Albert A., 1944- (Author)
, Boon, John E., Jr., 1959- (Author)
, Firoz, Perry Shameem, (Author)
, Moore, S. Craig, 1946- (Author)
Corporate Author: Project Air Force (U.S.). Manpower, Personnel, and Training Program, (sponsoring body.)
, United States. Air Force, (sponsoring body.)
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Summary: United States Air Force career field managers (CFMs) annually predict the number of billet vacancies that will require an officer who holds an advanced academic degree (AAD), and submit these requirements to the Air Force Education Requirements Board to fill the projected vacancies. The process requires CFMs to predict specific vacancies three to five years before they occur, which can be difficult and produces inaccuracies that can lead to a shortfall of officers qualified to fill positions that require an AAD or to an oversupply of officers with AADs, which unnecessarily increases Air Force costs. This report examines the Air Force process for producing, allocating, and assigning officers with master's and doctorate degrees. The authors find that a relatively low percentage of officers with master's or doctorate degrees were matched to a billet that requires that degree and academic specialty in fiscal years 2000 through 2010. The authors provide a methodology for determining the required production level of officers who earn AADs, and this report serves as a user's guide for the modeling tools that illustrate the methodology.
Corporate Author: Project Air Force (U.S.). Manpower, Personnel, and Training Program, (sponsoring body.), United States. Air Force, (sponsoring body.)
Language: English
Published: Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, [2013]
Classmark: 358.413320973
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Series: Research report (Rand Corporation)
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (page 39).
ISBN: 9780833084750
0833084755