Accession Number:

ADA028915

Title:

TOPSTAR's First Year--The USAR Personnel Officer's Viewpoint.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-02-19

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The effects of TOPSTAR The Officer Personnel System -- The Army Reserve innovations upon officer personnel management at the major USAR command level was evaluated. Data and information provided by the TOPSTAR Team at St. Louis, Mo. and the results of mailed questionnaire and telephone interviews with TOPSTAR Coordinators and USAR personnel officers were analyzed. Most major USAR command personnel officers understand and respect the need for some degree of centralized officer personnel management. The TOPSTAR program is recognized as a test which will provide valuable experience to the USAR and to Dept. of the Army. The study provides evidence that the TOPSTAR program was clearly understood by most major USAR commanders, staff officers, and subordinate units. Little unfavorable effect upon unit morale was evidenced, although effect upon individual officer morale was inconclusive. Other conclusions provide an understanding of USAR reactions to this new officer personnel management concept.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE