Accession Number : ADA193517


Title :   Junior Officer Competency Model: Research Results and Applications


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : MCBER AND CO BOSTON MA


Personal Author(s) : Cullen, Bernard J ; Klemp, Jr , George O ; Mansfield, Richard S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a193517.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 276


Abstract : Through the methodology of Job Competence Assessment this report identified a set of individual attributes required for effective performance as a junior officer. From an initial target sample of 300 junior officers in six branches (Infantry, Field Artillery, Air Defense, Artillery, Engineer, Signal and Transportation/Quartermaster) at four Army installations (Forts Braggs, Carson, Riley and Stewart) a final sample of 56 superior and 49 satisfactory performers were identified. Found to clearly distinguish between superior and average performers were the following competencies: planning, initiative, concern for standards, self-confidence, job involvement, willingness to confront others, concerns with image, concern for clarity and realistic positive attitudes. In addition, four measurement instruments to (1) evaluate the performance of junior officers and (2) assess the effectiveness of various ROTC training programs, were developed. A combination of these instruments was found to be needed to predict both overall ratings and individual competencies. Keywords: Army personnel, Army training, Job analysis, Job training, Officer personnel, Performance(Human), Performance tests, Reserve officer training corps, Job performance, Personnel evaluation, Program evaluation.


Descriptors :   *OFFICER PERSONNEL , TEST AND EVALUATION , AIR DEFENSE , METHODOLOGY , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , TRANSPORTATION , JOBS , JOB TRAINING , TRAINING , PERFORMANCE TESTS , RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS , FIELD ARMY , ARTILLERY UNITS , ARTILLERY , JOB ANALYSIS , ARMY PERSONNEL , ARMY TRAINING , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , INFANTRY , ARMY FACILITIES , MEASURING INSTRUMENTS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE