Committee on the Youth Population and Military Recruitment

STATEMENT OF TASK

Both current shortfalls in recruiting and long-term demographic trends in the youth population raise important questions for military planners. A three-year ad hoc committee will study the implications of these trends for recruiting, selection, and training. The first phase of the committee's work, focused on recruiting issues, will be a study of the demographic, sociological, and psychological attributes of contemporary youth and projected attribute profiles twenty years into the future. The committee will examine a broad range of questions about the nature of the 21st century youth population, the characteristics of sub-populations that are likely to influence receptivity to recruitment efforts, the changing nature of work, and the effectiveness of various advertising approaches and incentive programs.



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Committee on the Youth Population and Military Recruitment STATEMENT OF TASK Both current shortfalls in recruiting and long-term demographic trends in the youth population raise important questions for military planners. A three-year ad hoc committee will study the implications of these trends for recruiting, selection, and training. The first phase of the committee's work, focused on recruiting issues, will be a study of the demographic, sociological, and psychological attributes of contemporary youth and projected attribute profiles twenty years into the future. The committee will examine a broad range of questions about the nature of the 21st century youth population, the characteristics of sub-populations that are likely to influence receptivity to recruitment efforts, the changing nature of work, and the effectiveness of various advertising approaches and incentive programs.