Accession Number:

AD0763244

Title:

The Officer Distribution System and Its Dysfunctional Effect Upon Career Management.

Descriptive Note:

Group study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Report Date:

1973-05-21

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

The research paper examines the following hypothesis the current US Army Officer Distribution System is inadequate in design and execution to respond to change and has caused dysfunctional effects in the area of career management not previously identified with the process of officer distribution. The research methodology into officer assignment policies and their effects included library and survey research as well as in-depth interviews. It is concluded that the Distribution System installed in 1947 and in use today is, in fact, largely responsible for such professional ills as ticket punching, job dissatisfaction, uncoordinated and inconsistent assignment patterns, uneven distribution of quality, and a general failure of confidence in the management of careers by the Department of the Army. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE