Accession Number : ADA264890


Title :   Total Army Culture--The Civilian Connection


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Skinner, Jr, William S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264890.pdf


Report Date : 11 Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : The focus for the Army must be on the total force, a Total Army forged through a team effort between all components: Active, Reserve, National Guard and the Civilian work force. This team effort becomes a critical factor during this period of transformation to a smaller force structure. Critical to this transformation to a smaller Army are the Army's core values, which underlie a Total Army corporate culture. If two of the Army's 'subcultures', the active military and the civilian work force, do not share those values or if underlying systemic causes create a separation between military and civilian 'subcultures', the results are civilians who neither feel, nor are, accepted as an essential part of the Total Army Team. We need to consider and address the issues that tend to contribute to a 'we/they' attitude and to find a workable methodology for improving the army's culture. Total Army Quality provides a methodology for change. Fully implemented, it will provide for a productive working relationship between the Active and Civilian components of the Total Army Team.


Descriptors :   *HUMAN RESOURCES , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , ACTIVE DUTY , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , PRODUCTIVITY , NATIONAL GUARD , MILITARY RESERVES


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE