PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF THREE NCO LEADERSHIP PREPARATION TRAINING SYSTEMS.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE
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Three alternative leadership training systems were studied as a preliminary to formal evaluation of what might be the most feasible method of meeting Army needs for identifying and training potential junior NCOs as early as possible in their Army careers. Training objectives were defined for each system along with training materials and methods. A second, coordinated activity was directed toward developing assessment devices to support training or to evaluate training accomplished in each system. Considerable information was obtained regarding the kinds of environmental conditions which are most conducive to successful leadership training, factors which affect trainee leader morale and attitudes, acceleration or compression of some technical instruction, relation of selection variables to subsequent performance, and the relative merits of three different methods of presenting leadership training in connection with the Advanced Individual Training AIT program. Overall, it was determined that presentation of formal leadership training in a separate course between Basic Combat Training and AIT, followed by practical, on-the-job leadership training in the AIT cycle showed the most value and promise as a leadership training system. Author
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