Leadership Tasks Performed by U.S. Army Company Commanders in Europe
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This report describes a study to identify the more significant tasks involved in the company commanders job, and to prioritize such tasks for use in Company Command Schools. Correlations between types of USAREUR company commanders in terms of the rank order of the tasks on each of the two indices-- percent of position and need for preparation--were moderately high to high for both dimensions. These high correlations indicate that commanders from different types of units were quite similar in the amount of significance they attached to the tasks it suggests that, except for technical skill specialties, the jobs of company commanders from different branches of the Army are much alike. The prioritized lists of tasks provide usable bases for the design of company commander training. The common tasks are especially relevant candidates for inclusion in leadership training courses or as a common core curriculum which can be used by all branch company commander schools.
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