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Joint Professional Military Education: The Impact of Broadened Learning on Medical Staff Officers

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[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]

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Joint Professional Military Education, Phase I JPME-I is an underutilized educational opportunity among the Navys medical staff officers at a time of increasing jointness and complexity in the delivery of healthcare across the Military Health System. I employ a quantitative multivariate approach using individual-level personnel data from the Navys Officer Personnel Information System OPINS to study the 20012005 cohorts of Navy medical staff corps personnel to ascertain the relationship between JPME-I completion and an officers probability of promotion to O-4 and O-5. I find that the completion of JPME-I, by itself, has no significant predictive power on the probability of promotion but that JPME-I completion in combination with two other courses of professionally broadening education does predict higher likelihood of selection for promotion to both O-4 and O-5. Recent changes in the delivery of the JPME-I curriculum improve the convenience and efficiency for officers who choose to pursue this enriching course of study. Senior medical staff corps officers can enhance their subordinates professional development when they encourage the completion of JPME-I as part of a learning strategy that integrates a broad range of educational experiences.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]