Accession Number:

ADA073887

Title:

The Role of the Foreign Area Officer in National Security Policymaking in the 1980's.

Descriptive Note:

Individual study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-05-18

Pagination or Media Count:

159.0

Abstract:

The Foreign Area Officer specialty is, today, a multi-faceted advanced entry OPMS career track, requiring complex and diverse training for full qualification as a regional specialist. Are both functional and regional skills compatible and supportive of OPMS professional development objectives The primary emphasis of the FAO specialty is regionally oriented with the objective of producing senior officers highly skilled and experienced in politicomilitary affairs. Increasing requirements for General Officers possessing these acquired skills provides a unique career opportunity for regional FAO specialists. The study concludes that several functional skills be deleted from identification with the FAO specialty overseas training and language preparation be modified graduate schooling continue to be emphasized and related directly to regional specialization the FAO Course be terminated and that selected General Officer positions be identified with the FAO regional specialty. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE