A Comparison between Operational Characteristics and Mission Accomplishment of Recruiting Area Commanders.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KANS
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The problem of obtaining the required manpower for the U.S. Army without a draft, precipitated numerous changes in the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Among these changes was the introduction, in Mid-fiscal year 1974, of Captains as Recruiting Area Commanders. The Recruiting Area is one of the Lower levels of the recruiting organization and until that time had been commanded by a Master Sergeant. The study attempts to determine if there exists a relationship between how the Area Commander operates and the Recruiting Areas production of the requisite quantity and quality enlistments. 141 Area Commanders responses to an operational questionnaire were compared with the mission accomplishment of the Areas over the period of September through December 1975. Analysis reveals that the majority of Recruiting Area Commanders operate in the same general manner, regardless of their production record. Further investigation, however, reveals that there are certain definite items which tend to distinguish the successful commander from his less successful counterpart. Among the areas in which differences were noted are the time devotes to certain functions, the relative degree of importance he attaches to these functions, the work load distribution in the Recruiting Area, and how much freedom of action he is permitted. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations