publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Invisible thread: pre-service success indicators among Marine general officers

Munoz, Valerie; Common, Joseph; Lue, Kendra;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2017
  • Publisher: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited The purpose of this study is to identify commonalities that may exist among general officers within the Unites States Marine Corps. This exploratory analysis focuses on pre-service indicators of success and assesses the existence of any competitive advantages. The data used in this analysis includes pre- and post-accession information obtained from the United States Marine Corps' Total Force Data Warehouse (TFDW), as well as semi-structured interviews with six general officers, varying in rank (O- 7 to O-9), gender, race, and duty status (active/retired). The methodology includes both a quantitative and qual...
free text keywords: Marine Corps, officer career, general officers, officer promotions
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