A Revised System for Validating Army Graduate Education Requirements.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This essay considers 1 The system used to identify military officer positions in agencies and commands which are deemed to require graduate level education in order to fulfill the position responsibilities and 2 The process used for validation of such requirements. The role of the Army Educational Requirements Board AERB is stressed. Data was gathered through a search of government documents, interviews with personnel involved in the civil schools programs, and the authors personal experiences as a member of the 1974 AERB. The 1974 cycle is discussed as a case history. The essential conclusions are that 1 Requests for validation of military officer positions were inadequately prepared 2 The Speciality Career Program Consultant Board reviews resulted in rubber stamp approvals 3 The AERB received little substantive guidance and 4 The AERB Report of Proceedings was approved by the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel but approval was subsequently withdrawn. A revision of the system is deemed appropriate. The key recommendation is that the AERB be abolished and its functions of position validation and program review be assumed by the DA Speciality Proponent agencies and the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, respectively.
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