A Discriminative Study of the Senior Service College Selection System as it Relates to the Army War College.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The major thrust of this study is to analyze the Army Senior Service College Selection System with a view of determining the merits of the system and its relationship to the US Army War College AWC. The basic question is whether or not the student body of the Army War College has been and remains a reputable product of the selection system. In addition, have any noticeable trends been established in using this selection system over an extended period and is the formulation of a War College student profile feasible. Data was gathered using a literature research of appropriate civilian publications and statistical information compiled at the AWC and Department of the Army. A twenty-two year survey of the student body attending the AWC was conducted. The analysis of the student body at the AWC indicates that the Senior Service College Selection System is accomplishing its goal of selecting the best qualified for attendance to the Senior Service Colleges. The students nominated appear to meet the selection criteria as related to rank, professional skills, educational standards, and time in service. Minor variations in each class composition are noted. These variations may be prevalent in each of the Senior Service Schools due to the random selection of students and the suspected desire to more closely integrate the educational process of the senior officers from all services. Author
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