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Military Advisors and Counterparts in Korea: 3. An Experimental Criterion of Proficiency
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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In order to identify the human factors that affect the achievement of the military assistance program MAP objectives and from them define personnel selection criteria, training objectives, and management policies, a conception of advisor proficiency and a method with which to study it were developed. Results presented in this report are based upon a questionnaire survey conducted in 1966 among U.S. Army advisor personnel assigned to the Korea Military Advisory Group KMAG and their counterparts in the Republic of Korea Army. A rationale for conceiving of proficient advisor-counterpart transactions in terms of their stated willingness to continue working together in the future is presented. Construction of an assessment technique to obtain estimates of these intentions is described, as are the results of tests of the validity of the concept and method.
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