Engineer Professional Development Study
Group study project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The basic question is whether OPMS, as presently executed, is properly developing engineer officers to maximize their individual and collective strengths to meet the increasingly complex requirements and needs of the Army. The basic premises of OPMS are evaluated to include the demographic model used to describe the population to be managed and the rationale of dual parallel skill development. Data was gathered using literature search, conducting interviews, purging 1972 original briefing notes and screening ORBs. Research indicates that OPMS, as presently executed, has permitted several absolute screens to restrict the proper development of engineer officers. Fine tuning of the present system is required to permit some officers to gain depth versus total breadth of experience without penalty, thereby creating multiple, feasible and attainable routes to 06. The proposed model recognizes that all engineers cannot do all things equally well and seeks to capitalize on this reality. A solid, universal foundation is established for all engineers during the developmental phase of service while the utilization phase attempts to maximize individual strengths. Recommendations were developed to improve job satisfaction, confidence in the management system and quality of service to the Army.
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