Accession Number : ADA195746


Title :   Command Inspections - A Self-Evaluation Approach


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Heil, James R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a195746.pdf


Report Date : 30 Mar 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : With the introduction of the Army's command inspection program in January 1986, commanders above company level are required to establish command inspection programs. The purpose of this study is to provide commanders with an awareness of a unique self-evaluation approach in performing command inspections. The concept focuses on continuous mission accomplishment in lieu of crisis reaction to meeting special inspection events. The study reviews issues leading up to the implementation of Army Regulation 1-201, Inspections, and the intent of the command inspection requirement. It discusses why a self-evaluation approach should be considered and the substantial benefits which can be gained through its use. It also addresses how the program can increase motivation and the important impact motivation has on mission accomplishment. A review of the successful U.S. Air Force self-inspection program is highlighted. The study describes how a self-inspection program works and provides guidance for developing key program elements. It looks at considerations for implementing the program and discusses management and maintenance ideas. The study concludes by discussing attractive attributes of the concept and reinforces the benefits of a self-evaluation approach. Recommendations are made as to units most suitable for program and recommends the Office of the Army Inspector General consider the concept for Army wide application.


Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL , *INSPECTION , REQUIREMENTS , COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , AWARENESS , MOTIVATION , MISSIONS , IMPACT


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE