Policy and Practice Impacts

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Policy and Practice Impacts on Cadet-Branch Matching


In Sönmez (2013) I criticized the ROTC cadet-branch matching mechanism based on a number of shortcomings, most notably the excessive incentives it gives to cadets to manipulate the system via “tanking” their efforts during their studies.  In May 2013 the Army announced its plans to replace this deficient mechanism in part due to the adverse “tanking” incentives harbored by the mechanism. Here is a link of the Army’s announcement.