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A Critical Analysis of Attribute Development Programs for Army Leaders

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Technical Report

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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The current global security environment is complex and at times unknowable. The Armys ability to respond rapidly and effectively to a range of military operations is vital to achieving national strategic objectives. As the Army prepares to meet the warfighting challenges of today and to ensure that the future force is prepared to defend the nation, leader development must be a priority. To ensure leaders have the attributes needed for success on future battlefields, leader development programs have to ensure their messaging, delivery, and development components align with the Armys Leader Development Process. The Armys Leader Requirements Model ALRM describes the attribute requirements for leaders at all levels. The programs that are responsible for assisting in the development of these attributes are identified in Army Regulation AR 350-1, Army Training and Leader Development 2014. This study uses a capabilities based assessment CBA model to analyze the effectiveness of these programs. A comparison analysis of the programs is then performed to identify opportunities for improvement or best practices. Finally, recommend solutions for leader development organizational redesign to the Army G357 are provided.

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