Accession Number : ADA599121


Title :   The Future of Officer Career Development System in the Slovenian Armed Forces


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Rijavec, Miha


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a599121.pdf


Report Date : 13 Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 108


Abstract : The thesis describes the Officer Career Development (OCD) system in the SAF for the first ten years of the officer's career. The main purpose of the paper is to develop a proposed OCD system for the SAF, which will provide a certain level of predictability in an officer's career path that includes identifiable competencies, as well as developing a competitive environment for officer promotion. The thesis also focuses on determining the appropriate tools for a retention policy, which are feasible and acceptable under the constraints provided by civilian labor law. The primary research question is What changes in the OCD system, for the first ten years of an officer's career, should SAF adopt to meet its future challenges? The paper defines OCD system through four personnel function defined as accession, development, promotion and transition. The paper describes the current OCD system with in depth legislation analysis constraining the military personnel management in the SAF. The SAF is in transformation and reorganizing its units into regimental system with company commanders being in the rank of major. This is one of the reason thesis looks also at the British Army OCD system, which could be in certain areas applicable to the new structure of the SAF. The paper discusses the proposed OCD system and introduces few new concepts in the personnel management, such as: accession program, the year group, new evaluation system. All of those new concepts allow the proposed OCD system to introduce centralized execution of personnel management, provide transparent and predictable career path, based on competencies of the individual.


Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL , *CAREERS , *OFFICER PERSONNEL , *SLOVENIA , COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , LAW ENFORCEMENT , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT , PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , PREDICTIONS , PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT) , RANK ORDER STATISTICS


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE