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The effect of the United States Naval Academy Foundation Preparatory Program on the academic performance of Naval Academy midshipmen

Drosinos, John P.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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Approved for public release; distribution in unlimited.; This study examines the relationship between participation in the United States Naval Academy Foundation Preparatory School Program on Midshipmen performance at the United States Naval Academy. A program review was conducted and several multivariate regression models were developed to analyze the affect of the performance of Academy Midshipmen.

The influences of physical attractiveness and sex-based biases on midshipman performance evaluations at the United States Naval Academy

Wilson, Mario N.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.; The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impacts of physical attractiveness and sex on periodic midshipman performance evaluations at the United States Naval Academy. An experiment was conducted in which 138 senior-ranking male midshipmen participated. Each was provided an identical performance summary report along with one of four Naval Academy yearbook photographs then asked to evaluate the midshipman in the photograph using only the information provided. The target midshipman was presented as either an attractive or unattractive male or female sophomore-level midshipman who demonstrated an average level of performance. The significant finding was that physical attractiveness and sex did influence evaluation scores. The attractive midshipmen received higher overall evaluation scores than the unattractive midshipmen, and the attractive female midshipman received the highest overall evaluation scores. The purpose of this study was to increase awareness of physical attractiveness and sex biases and their negative impacts on performance evaluations. This study also aimed to make training recommendations and suggestions for further research on this topic that will benefit the United States Naval Academy.

A model midshipman factors related to academic and military success of prior enlisted midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy

Wyrick, Jared W.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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This research analyzes performance at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) and attrition of Midshipmen who have prior-enlisted experience in the Navy and Marine Corps. The primary hypothesis of this study is that the experience gained by enlisted service members provides them with valuable tools and training that helps them overcome perceived academic deficiencies to be successful at the Naval Academy. Linear and Bi-Linear regression models are used to analyze the influence of prior-enlisted experience on academic and military performance at the Naval Academy on the classes from 1999 through 2004. Results show that while prior-enlisted arrive at the Naval Academy with lower academic standings in high-school and lower SAT scores when compared to direct-entry Midshipmen, they still perform at a higher level than direct-entry Midshipmen in the areas of academic and military rankings when compared to a direct-entry Midshipmen with similar academic backgrounds. The study also finds that while prior-enlisted and direct-entry Midshipmen attrite at nearly the same rate from the Naval Academy, the reasons for attrition are quite different, showing that their background in the military has changed their perspectives in some way.

The impact of athletic achievement at the United States Naval Academy on fleet performance

Leskovich, John R.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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The mission of the United States Naval Academy speaks clearly of three pillars of midshipman development: moral, mental, and physical. Each is equally important; however, the mission of the Naval Academy to develop midshipmen physically is often overlooked. This thesis investigates the advantages and disadvantages of the varsity sports programs of the Naval Academy to provide more accurate and detailed information to policy makers regarding the importance of athletics. Specifically, this study analyzes the role of achievement in varsity athletics on fleet performance. Using data on the Naval Academy classes of 1981-1985, six multivariate models are specified. The first analyzes variables identified in previous studies as being significant in explaining performance or promotion, and is used as a baseline for the remaining models. The second model analyzes the overall effect of athletic achievement on promotion. The next model analyzes the differential effects of achievement in a team sport versus an individual sport versus no sport at all. The effects of being a female athlete and minority athlete are then identified, followed by an analysis of blue-chip athletes. The results find that four of the variables indicating athletic achievement have positive and significant effects on promotion to LCDR. Being a Blue-chip team athlete increased the probability of promotion 18.9 percent...

Leadership selection at the U.S. Naval Academy: an analysis of Brigade Leaders and their fleet success

Micheli, Eric J.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xi, 137 p.;28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; This research analyzes theselectivity and career success of midshipmen leaders from the United States Naval Academy. Those studied are former midshipmen from the classes of 1980 through 1985 who were carefully screened by USNA's leadership selection process to hold significant leadership positions in their final year at the Academy. Using data compiled from several sources, non-linear logistic regression methodology isemployed to determine statistically significant actors for selection andwhether such individuals have a statistical advantage in later promotion as officers. Qualitative data in the form of surveys are used to analyze current midshipmen satisfaction with the selection process and recent midshipmen leaders. Results indicate that these midshipmen leaders were the most promising candidates for admission to the Academy and the most successful midshipmen in all areas of performance, especially academics and military conduct grades. They also are found, as a whole, to have a higher promotion rate at the Commander promotion board. However, analysis of the views of recent midshipmen and midshipmen leaders indicates that other measures, such as peer and subordinate evaluations...

Gender representation trends and relations at the United States Naval Academy

Lewis, Shannon FitzPatrick.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xvi, 97 p. : col. ill. ;
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This study employed quantitative and qualitative methods to examine gender trends and the quality of gender interactions at the United States Naval Academy (USNA). In addition to gender, midshipmen demographics, experiences, personality types, interests, and graduation outcomes were compared within and across gender for graduation years, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2004. Representation of women has increased to the current high of around 16%. Further, the data revealed similarities and differences between men and women in terms of their non-gender characteristics. Women's SAT scores and Cumulative Quality Point Ratios (QPRs) are on par with the men's. Proportionally, women are more likely to be extroverts and varsity athletes than are men. Women are less likely to be technical majors. Women are being afforded leadership experiences to the same extent as men. Perceptions regarding gender relations and cohesion were assessed through focus groups conducted with 110 midshipmen. Although gender representation has increased, and the Administration is credited with improving the explicit climate, there does not yet exist a completely gender-neutral or women "friendly" climate. The preponderance of findings regarding gender interactions at the Naval Academy suggests that male midshipmen have yet to fully accept female midshipmen. The Naval Academy must continue to confront the subsurface issues and dynamics persisting amongst male and female midshipmen. Recommendations include making an institutional commitment to improving gender interactions and company cohesion...

Female health and physical fitness at the Naval Academy

Stamper, Trevis L.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: ix, 143 p.;28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; Stress related health disorders may he an indication that some female midshipmen at the Naval Academy are making exceptional efforts to meet specified physical performance standards. The stress at the service academies is much higher than in many civilian occupations and may increase the risk of females developing gender related health problems such as amenorrhea, bone loss, and eating disorders. The purpose of this research is to shed some light on ways in which gender related health problems can be decreased while improving the overall quality of midshipmen at the Naval Academy. First, a comparison of male versus female exercise patterns and performance is provided. In order to identify risk factors, hypotheses testing procedures are used to examine the relationship between female health disorders and selected explanatory variables. Recognizing risk factors early can also reduce the risk of gender related problems long after midshipmen have graduated. Lessening the amount of injuries now can prevent health problems that develop by middle age, and will also help reduce the cost of medical compensation later in an officer's life; http://www.archive.org/details/femalehealthand00stam; Lieutenant...

Selection of Naval Academy graduates for nuclear training

Killila, John M.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xiv, 59 p. : ill.
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This study examines some of the criteria used in selecting Naval Academy graduates for entry into the Navy's Nuclear Power Program. Data from 1,096 Naval Academy graduates who attended Nuclear Power School (NPS) between 1997 and 2003 is analyzed using hierarchal linear regressions. Two models are used in the study. In the first model the independent variables are major type, service community assigned, and Order of Merit (class rank). In the second model the independent variables are major type, service community assigned, Cumulative Academic Quality Point rating (CAQPR), Technical Quality Point Rating (TQPR), and Military Quality Point Rating (MQPR). The dependant variable in both models is Nuclear Power School grade point average. The study found that the more engineering based and officer's major was at the Academy the better they perform at NPS. It also finds that officers assigned to the Surface Warfare-Nuclear community perform slightly better than those assigned to the Submarine community. Lastly, the strongest predictor examined is the variable that measures general cognitive ability. Order of Merit and CAQPR are the strongest predictors of NPS GPA in their respective models. TQPR is a weak predictor of NPS GPA and MQPR is negatively related to performance at NPS.; US Navy (USN) author.

The utility of personality measures in the admissions process at the United States Naval Academy

Pashneh-Tala, Kamyar.; Foster, Thomas F.
Fonte: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xiv, 93 p. : ill. (some col.) ;
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Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited; This study examined the ability of three personality measures to predict midshipmen attrition at the United States Naval Academy. More specifically, the study examined the ability of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Personal History Questionnaire to replace the Career Interest Score of the Strong Interest Inventory in the Naval Academy admissions formula and to better predict overall, voluntary, academic, and performance/conduct attrition. The data used were from the Naval Academy classes of 1995 to 2000. Logistic regression analysis was done using just the classes of 1995-1999. The class of 2000 was used in an out of sample prediction to test the validity of the study's attrition model. Results showed that the Career Interest Score is unable to predict attrition. Additionally, the addition of the MBTI and PHQ improved the predictive ability of the admissions formula for two of the four attrition variables modeled. The model was most effective in predicting voluntary attrition. Recommendations are made regarding the United States Naval Academy admissions policy and for future research in the subject area.; Lieutenant, United States Navy; Lieutenant, United States Navy

A statistical analysis of the performance of Naval Academy graduates at the Basic Officer Course

Finley, Todd R.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xviii, 128 p. : ill. (some col.) ;
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; This thesis examines the performance of Naval Academy Graduates at the Marine Corps' Basic Officer Course conducted at The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia. The study reviews the Marine Officer Commissioning and Training programs available and provides an overview of the mission and goals of Officer Candidates School and The Basic School. The study examines Marine Corps training programs used at the Naval Academy between 1988 and 1999 with an overview of Marine Corp s exposure programs and Marine-specific training programs designed to prepare aspiring midshipmen for service in the Marine Corps. The analysis includes a review of the Naval Academy's service selection and service assignment processes. The models used in this study focus on the impact of Marine-specific summer training for Naval Academy midshipmen on class standing at The Basic School for newly commissioned Second Lieutenants who attended the Academy. Ordinary least squares estimation techniques provide the effects of the selected independent variables on students' success at The Basic School. The results of the study indicate that those completing the OCS/Bulldog summer training program had a significantly higher class standing at The Basic School than other Marine-specific summer training programs.; Major...

The utility of the Myers-Briggs type indicator and the strong interest inventory in predicting service community selection at the United States Naval Academy

Bowers, Kendra M.
Fonte: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xiv, 63 p. : col. ill. ;
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.; This study provides information for those individuals responsible for guiding midshipmen's choice of naval service community. This research is focused on individuals who received their first community choice. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator results and career and technical interest measures based on the Strong Interest Inventory from the Naval Academy classes of 1998-2001 were analyzed using discriminant analysis. This project was designed to provide company officers with the information needed to counsel midshipmen about the service communities available following graduation from the United States Naval Academy. The analysis demonstrates that while personality type, as measured by the Myers -Briggs, does affect the likelihood that an individual will select a particular community, other demographic information such as academic major, SAT scores, and Order of Merit have a much greater effect. The Career and Technical interest measures used by the Naval Academy's Admissions Board were found to have very little effect on community selection.; Lieutenant, United States Navy

Developing decision-making skills in United States Naval Academy midshipmen

Healey, Daniel P.
Fonte: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xviii, 160 p.
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Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited; This study shows the importance of decision-making skills in a military leader. Different models of decision-making are examined, and effective ways to teach decision making are presented. If, as the literature shows, decision making is an important skill for an officer, one would assume that the United States Naval Academy (USNA) would have a well-defined, clearlyarticulated program that ensures its graduates are, in fact, well-trained in decision making; this study tests that assumption. It presents what the Naval Academy's senior leadership's goals and priorities are for developing midshipmen as decision makers. The study also determines the value placed on decision-making abilities by those primarily responsible for midshipmen's professional development, and how well they believe the Naval Academy prepares midshipmen for the decision-making responsibilities they will face as officers. Opportunities for midshipmen to make decisions are identified, and midshipmen were asked how well they think the Naval Academy prepares them to be decision makers. The findings of this study assess the extent to which the Naval Academy presently develops decision-making skills in its midshipmen.; Major...

Characteristics and trends of attrition from the United States Naval Academy

Bishop, James W.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xii, 57 p. : 40 tables ;
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The purpose of this research was to examine and describe attrition and analyze factors that affect attrition at the United States Naval Academy. Specifically, the research attempts to identify characteristics that may signal a student's propensity to attrite from school. The intention is to determine if there are common characteristics among those who attrited from the Academy and to determine what role organizational factors and Academy experiences had on attrition. The desired end state is to identify a partial list of characteristics the Company Officer may use to flag at risk Midshipmen and when appropriate, intervene to reduce attrition. The results of the research indicate those who fail one or more physical readiness tests, females, and minorities have a greater probability of attriting from the Academy. This study summarizes the results, makes recommendations to the United States Naval Academy and for future research.; US Marine Corps (USMC) author.

An analysis of the post-commissioning officer performance for graduates of the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS)

Albritton, David J.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 122 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.; This thesis analyzes the military performance of Naval officers who graduated from the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) and subsequently received a commission through the United States Naval Academy (USNA). Using a sample from the Navy Personnel Research and Development Center's USNA longitudinal Officer Data Base, two measures of performance were examined for officers commissioned between 1980 and 1985. Retention was first analyzed by creating a binary criterion to designate whether an officer was on active duty or not as of June 1990, producing a continuation rate for each year group in the study. A performance index was also developed, based on the number of recommendations for early promotion (REP) appearing on all qualified fitness reports. The results indicate that retention rates tend to be higher for USNA graduates who attended NAPS than for those who did not. However, NAPS graduates are less likely than other USNA officers to receive a REP on their fitness report. Performance differences were found based on demographic characteristics, education, and Navy experience. Several recommendations for future research on NAPS graduates are offered.; Lieutenant, United States Navy

The Naval Academy-Marine Corps relationship: an examination of the Marine Corps' influence on the Academy and the Academy's professional impact on the Marine officer corps

Gannon, Richard J.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: x, 274 p.:ill. ;28 cm.
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This thesis examines and evaluates the historical and contemporary relationship of the Naval Academy and the Marine Corps. The study utilizes extensive historical, contemporary, quantitative, and qualitative analyses. The research is exploratory in nature and focused on the evolution of the present relationship, the perceived value of the relationship to the Marine Corps, the officer performance of academy graduates in the Marine Corps, and the scope of Marine Corps influence at the academy. Specifically, the study concentrates on identifying the contributions of the Naval Academy to the Marine officer corps and analyzing the effect of those contributions. The results of the study are the compilation of a historical account of the Marine Corps-Naval Academy relationship, an assessment of the tangible value of Naval Academy to the Marine officer corps, and the generation of an extensive exploratory body of research from which further studies can be initiated.; U.S. Marine Corps (U.S.M.C.) author.

The development of prior enlisted midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy: an analysis of the effects of prior enlisted service on midshipmen performance, graduation, and fleet retention at the U.S. Naval Academy; An analysis of the effects of prior enlisted service on midshipmen performance, graduation, and fleet retention at the U.S. Naval Academy

Mishoe, Keith B.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: ix, 105 p.;28 cm.
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This research analyzes performance at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) and fleet retention of midshipmen who have prior enlisted experience in the Navy and Marine Corps. It is the primary hypothesis of this study that prior enlisted experience provides these midshipmen with values and skills that help them overcome perceived academic deficiencies to be successful at the Naval Academy. Linear and non-linear LOGIT regression models are estimated to analyze the influence of prior enlisted experience on performance of USNA classes from 1990 through 1999 and on the fleet retention of graduates. The performance analysis is based on data collected by Admissions to compile USNA's Candidate Multiple with additional variables to account for attributes of each individual's prior enlisted service. USNA performance was measured in terms of leadership potential (striper selection), academics, overall class standing, and graduation rates. Officer retention is depicted by retention rates to the 0-4 promotion board. The results suggest that prior enlisted experience is significant in determining success at the Academy and fleet retention.; US Marine Corps (USMC) author.

The Propensity for mentorship at the United States Naval Academy a study of Navy and Marine Corps junior officers

Oakes, Benjamin W.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xii, 89 p. : no ill. ;
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This study examines junior officers at the United States Naval Academy, and their commitment to mentor midshipmen. Survey data are reported from 148 Navy Lieutenants and Lieutenant Commanders and Marine Corps Captains and Majors, stationed on the Naval Academy yard. The purpose of this study was to better understand the mentoring experiences, dispositions, and motivations among junior officers at the Naval Academy and identify how previous mentorship experience, prosocial behaviors, and personal (versus instrumental) motives relate to junior officer willingness to mentor Naval Academy midshipmen. The study concludes that helping others and benefiting the organization appear to be the distinguishing sources of motivation for junior officers who choose to mentor. Additionally, it finds that a junior officer's willingness to mentor and their levels of other-oriented empathy are associated with whether or not they chose to mentor. Lastly, this study reports that junior officers who were familiar with mentorship, and had previously been mentored in the fleet chose to mentor midshipmen at a much higher rate than their peers who were never proteÌ geÌ s to a mentor.

Moral development at the United States Naval Academy: the midshipman's perspective

Clark, Timothy M.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xii, 83 p. ;
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; This study examined midshipmen perceptions of moral development at the Naval Academy. Six focus groups comprising a total of 45 first-class midshipmen were conducted to discover aspects of the Naval Academy experience that have positive, neutral and negative impacts on midshipmen's moral development. Focus group midshipmen reported that good personal examples, open-forum discussions of ethical case studies, assuming midshipmen leadership responsibilities and participation in sports have a positive impact on their moral development. Parts of the Naval Academy experience that had a neutral impact on their moral development included some aspects of the core ethics course, the behavior of some of their peers, and the "directed development" approach they perceived in many of the Academy programs. Focus group midshipmen also believed that there were too many ethics and character programs, and that they were too repetitious and too routine to have more than a neutral impact on their moral development. Finally, focus group midshipmen cited bad example by some officers, the Bancroft Hall culture, and weaknesses in the Honor System as having a negative impact on their moral development. This study concluded with several recommendations from the midshipmen and researcher to improve moral development efforts at the Naval Academy.; Lieutenant...

An assessment of the educational and training needs of a Marine Naval Academy graduate

Styskal, Michael S.
Fonte: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xvi, 112 p. : ill. ;
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The purpose of this research was to identify the educational and training needs for a Second Lieutenant from the Naval Academy entering the Marine Corps. This research is a needs assessment that identifies knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes (KSAAs) that Naval Academy graduates need to be successful at The Basic School in Quantico Virginia. The research reviewed the current Naval Academy leadership curriculum, Marine Corps accession programs, training requirements and Marine-specific training programs at the Academy. Secondly, the research reviewed past studies of USNA graduates' performance in the Marine Corps to determine if there were performance deficiencies to be addressed. Next, the research reviewed literature on needs assessments, education and training, KSAAs and a study on leadership development in the Marine Corps. This review was performed as background information as it pertained to the NL404 course. The methodology of this research was based on a needs assessment model that reviewed an existing course to determine if updates were needed. Surveys, interviews and document analysis were used to gather data to determine the needs of the Second Lieutenant. A total of 153 Class of 2005 Marine graduates and members of the TBS staff were surveyed and interviewed for the data collection. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and a comparison of means. Additionally...

A Comparison of the marginal cost of commissioning officers through the U.S. Naval Academy, Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, and Officer Candidate School

Strano, Michael A.
Fonte: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: viii, 85 p.
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Approved for public release;distribution is unlimited; This thesis calculates and compares the marginal cost of graduating a naval officer from the United States Naval Academy (USNA), Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC), and Officer Candidate School (OCS). After defining the variable and fixed cost functions for each commissioning source, the total cost, average cost, and marginal cost per graduate are calculated for fiscal year 1989 graduates. Compared to average cost, the marginal cost per Academy graduate is more in line with the marginal cost per graduate for NROTC, and OCS. The results support the conclusion that a majority of the Naval Academy's costs are fixed in the short-run and that savings realized by reducing the number of graduates would be overstated by using average cost. This thesis recommends using marginal cost to estimate savings from reductions in officer accessions in the short-run.; Lieutenant, United States Navy