The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) Annual Survey of the Army Profession (CASAP FY16)
Technical Report,01 Apr 2016,30 Apr 2016
ARMY CENTER FOR THE ARMY PROFESSION AND ETHIC WEST POINT NY WEST POINT United States
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The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic Annual Survey of the Army Profession CASAP FY16 was distributed to a statistically sufficient, random, stratified sample of Army Professionals PFC - COL and GS 9 -15 in April 2016. Its findings contribute to shared understanding of the State of the Army Profession within the Army Culture of Trust -- informing senior Army leaders regarding the effectiveness of policies and practices intended to inspire and motivate Army professionals to live by and uphold the Army Ethic. Specifically, CASAP FY16 focused on trust at all levels within the Army Profession and with the American people the extent of training on Army Profession Doctrine and the FY1516 Americas Army Our Profession AA OP theme, Living the Army Ethic, Why and How We Serve and awareness and acceptance of the Sergeant Major of the Army initiative, Not In My Squad. Results indicate that Soldiers and Army Civilians embrace their shared identity and express commitment to live by and uphold the Army Ethic. However, coaching, counseling, mentoring, and trust among components and communities of practice require continued attention and steady improvement. These findings will drive training and education products supporting the FY1718 AA OP theme, One Army, Indivisible. Assessment of the State of the Army Profession assists Senor Army leaders in understanding the effects of policies and programs on the Army Culture of Trust and on the development of Trusted Army Professionals. As such, CASAP is a strategically important asset and a recurring proponent responsibility AR 5-22.