Translating Strategic Guidance into a Self-Development Platform for Company and Field Grade Officers
Technical Report,13 Aug 2018,14 Jun 2019
US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States
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The global security environment is ever changing and growing more complex, making it increasingly difficult to define. The Army requires officers at all levels to lead organizations through various analytical processes to quickly and effectively adapt to a range of military operations across numerous domains. Leader development, specifically at the company and field grade officer level, is a priority for the Armys senior leaders when preparing to address emerging challenges in the global security environment. The Army Leader Development Process and the Army Leader Requirements Model are the primary methodologies the Army uses to build successful leaders. This study examines the Armys methodology for developing officers to cope with the complex and continuously changing environment by assessing strategic documents, Army doctrine, and the Army Leader Development Process. The Army Leader Requirements Model enumerates leader attributes and competencies at each paygrade. The developmental milestones mandated for each officer are explicitly quantified in this study uses a capabilities based analysis CBA model to analyze the effectiveness of officer development model offered within specified documents. Ultimately, this project aims to recommend a leader development platform to enhance the self-development domain.