Accession Number:

ADA074195

Title:

Modern Volunteer Army Experiment - 1971

Descriptive Note:

Installation evaluation rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY INFANTRY CENTER FORT BENNING GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-07-26

Pagination or Media Count:

318.0

Abstract:

When the decision was made to establish Fort Benning as one of the Armys initial VOLAR experimental posts, guidance was given that evaluation of the effects of VOLAR actions should be given a high priority. Accordingly, acction was initiated at Fort Benning to develop an evaluation plan at the same time as planning was initiated for the VOLAR actions themselves. The principal evaluation tool was a questionnaire that assessed a career intentions and attitudes toward Fort Benning, b general attitudes toward the Army and military service, and c attitudes toward the specific VOLAR actions identified for implementation at Fort Benning. This questionnaire was given to a large sample of enlisted and officer personnel at Fort Benning both prior to implementation of VOLAR actions, and in June 1971, after the VOLAR program had been in operation for approximately six months. It was intended to assess the impact of VOLAR actions in terms of any change found on the questionnaire between the times of the two testings.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE