Accession Number : ADA182844


Title :   The First 60 Days


Descriptive Note : Study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Featherston, George D ; Edwards, Floyd E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a182844.pdf


Report Date : 23 Mar 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : The objectives of this study are to: identify those areas which past and present recruiting battalion commanders feel which past and present recruiting battalion commanders feel are most critical for success during their first 60-90 days of command; and provide a handbook addressing each area and a suggested course of action to best gap this transitional period. Data were gathered using a literary search, conducting personal interviews with seven previous battalion commanders, conducting telephonic interviews with twelve present battalion commanders, and participation in group discussions with senior NCO's. It is concluded that there are four major areas of predominant concern to past and present commanders--taking charge; the production management system; relationships with key people inside and outside the battalion; and essential support programs. Those battalion commanders who realized success shortly after assuming command related that a solid grasp of the above areas contributed most to their success. It is recommended that this handbook be provided to all battalion commanders coming to USAREC.


Descriptors :   *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *RECRUITING , *MILITARY COMMANDERS , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , PRODUCTION , TELEPHONE SYSTEMS , HANDBOOKS , TOUCH , INTERVIEWING , ADDRESSING


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE