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Student Deferment in Selective Service

A Vital Factor in National Security

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M.H. Trytten

Student Deferment in Selective Service
Student Deferment in Selective Service

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Student Deferment in Selective Service

M. H. Trytten was director of the Office of Scientific Personnel, National Research Council. He served as general chair of the Scientific Advisory committees that assisted the Selective Service director in formulating the student deferment policy.

Student Deferment in Selective Service

Contents

PART ONE • THE POLICY OF STUDENT DEFERMENT

Chapter 1. THE PROBLEM
Chapter 2. STEPS IN ESTABLISHING THE POLICY
Chapter 3. FACTORS DETERMINING THE POLICY
Chapter 4. LOGICAL BASES FOR THE POLICY
Chapter 5. RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING PROGRAMS
Chapter 6. A SUMMING-UP

PART TWO • SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION

Section A. THE MANPOWER POOL
Section B. OUR INTELLECTUAL RESOURCES
Section C. THE SELECTIVE SERVICE COLLEGE QUALIFICATION TEST
Section D. REPORTS OF THE SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEES
Section E. SOME OFFICIAL REGULATIONS AND RELEASES

INDEX

List of Tables

1. Number of Students Deferred, Exempt, and Potentially Available in the Manpower Pool on January 1, 1952
2. Summary of Selective Service College Qualification Test Administrations, May 1951 to May 1952
3. Summary of Selective Service College Qualification Test Questions Attempted
4. Reliability of Selective Service College Qualification Test
5. Comparable Selective Service College Qualification Test Scores and Army General Classification Test Scores
6. Summary of Correlations of Rank in Class with SSCQT Scores and with Other Aptitude Test Scores

List of Figures

1. Selective Service Pool of Classified Men on March 1, 1952
2. Active Armed Forces Strength
8. Manpower Requirements from Civil Life
4. Sources of Manpower Entering the Armed Forces
5. Estimated Manpower Pool under P.L. 51
6. Ability Distributions of All Members and of the College Graduates of an Age Group
7. Percentage of Students in Each Undergraduate Year of Study Achieving a Score of 70 or More on the Selective Service College Qualification Test
8. Percentage of Freshmen in Each Region Achieving a Score of 70 or More on the Selective Service College Qualification Test
9. Percentage of Freshmen in Each Major Field of Study Who Achieved a Score of 70 or More on the Selective Service College Qualification Test
10. Percentage of Freshmen in Upper and Lower Portions of Their Respective Classes Who Achieved a Score of 70 or More on the Selective Service College Qualification Test
11. Percentage of Freshmen in Each Region Eligible for Consideration for Deferment on Combined Basis of Test Score and Class Standing
12. Percentage of Freshmen in Each Major Field of Study Eligible for Consideration for Deferment on Combined Basis of Test Score and Class Standing
13. Distribution of Army General Classification Test Scores in Male Population