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Defense Primer: Active Component Enlisted Retention : Congressional Research Service (CRS) , December 21, , 2022

December 21, 2022

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From the report: “The term retention refers to the rate at which military personnel voluntarily choose to stay in the military after their obligated term of service has ended (as determined by their enlistment contract). Imbalances in the retention rate can cause problems within the military personnel system. A common retention concern is that too few people will stay in, thereby creating a shortage of experienced leaders, decreasing military efficiency, and lowering job satisfaction.”



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