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ADVISOR AND COUNTERPART ACTIVITIES IN THE MILITARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE
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As part of an exploratory study to obtain information on human factors training problems in the Military Assistance Program, a questionnaire was sent to 115 advisors and 115 counterparts in one country Republic of China , asking about the most important problems they have encountered, obstacles to solution of these problems, sources of information that led to action on the problems, and degree of satisfaction with progress. Questionnaires were returned by 77 advisors and 77 counterparts. Advisors reported that their most important problems were in the areas of command responsibility, maintenance, and supply, and the commonest obstacle to solution of problems was the difference in values between themselves ad their counterparts. Counterpart statements about problems and obstacles most often dealt with shortages of equipment and supplies. In general, advisors indicated more satisfaction than dissatisfaction with their progress. Counterparts expressed slightly more satisfaction with progress than advisors did. Personal observation constituted the primary source of information leading advisors to attempt changes, while counterparts were influenced in this respect by their advisors and their superior officers.
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