Accession Number : ADA265084


Title :   The Army's Pipeline for Technological Officers: Is It Broken


Descriptive Note : Final study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Lenox, Thomas A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265084.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : This paper consists of two major parts. The first part investigates the overall status of technological education in the United States. It concludes that most Americans are improperly educated to function in the everyday world of the next century, and that only a small segment of society is being prepared for careers in technical fields. The second and principal part examines the Army's pre-commissioning programs. The purpose of this examination is to determine whether the Army has an effective system for recruiting an adequate pool of officers prepared to assume leadership roles in an increasingly technological world. The study shows that the Army has implemented a satisfactory system for developing the Army's need for high technology officers, and has closely monitored its 'high technology' officer acquisitions over the past several years. However, it concludes that the system is inconsistently applied by USMA and ROTC. This inconsistent application results in the overstatement of the Army's actual supply of high technology officers. Extensive data is presented in tabular form in support of the author's conclusions. The study makes several recommendations for improvements to the system to make it more responsive to the technological needs of the Army and the nation


Descriptors :   *EDUCATION , UNITED STATES , OFFICER PERSONNEL , ARMY


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE