Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Revolution in Enlisted Military Affairs: A Mixed Methods Study of College Education among Army Special Operations Forces Noncommissioned Officers
by Melendez, Christopher Brian, Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University, 2019, 118; 13806066
Abstract (Summary)

This study explored the relationship between college education and promotions, assignments, and perceptions among Army Special Operations Forces noncommissioned officers. The researcher reviewed promotion record archives from 19 centralized promotion boards, and administered a self-designed survey questionnaire to 119 commissioned officers and noncommissioned officers. The researcher concluded that there was a very strong relationship between promotion selection and education at the bachelor’s degree level and for those soldiers with up to 59 credits but no degree. Alternately, the researcher received 36 survey responses which showed there was no relationship between assignment and education level, though this result was not statistically generalizable. Furthermore, perceptions about college-educated noncommissioned officers were shown to be complex, perhaps warranting a future phenomenological study.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Henson, Sheridan W.S.
Commitee: Patterson, Alice E.
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Department: Doctoral Studies
School Location: United States -- Tennessee
Source: DAI-A 80/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher education, Military studies
Keywords: Assignments, Noncommissioned officers, Promotion, Special operations forces, Talent management
Publication Number: 13806066
ISBN: 978-1-392-24453-1
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