Book Social action programs in the Department of Defense / by Charles R. Coble, Jr.
Publication year: 1970.
Call Number U21.5 .C63 1969a
Media class: Book
Thesis (Ph. D.) -- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1969.
Extent: [vii], 210 leaves.
This dissertation, written by the Military Assistant for Education and Training to the Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force (Manpower), is an examination of Project 100,000 and Project Transition, two social action programs in the Dept. of Defense in the late 1960s. Project 100,000 was designed to induct 100,000 applicants per year into the United States military who were considered below standard and unfit for military service. These inductees, whose chances for success in the civilian world was doubtful, would be trained, educated and prepared for the civilian workforce after separation from the service while providing needed manpower for the military. Project Transition was a program open to all servicemen near their separation date that offered the opportunity for education, training and counseling to prepare them for the civilian workforce.
Introduction -- Background : the policy beginning -- Performance of new standards personnel under Project 100,000 -- Project Transition -- Summation and conclusions.