The Impact of Various Levels of Professional Military Education and Formal Education on Selected Supervisory Dimensions
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CENTER MAXWELL AFB AL
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Officers need training and education in order to perform assigned duties. Problem How much of what type of education andor training does an Air Force officer need This paper analyzes how an officers level of professional military and academic education influence subordinate perceptions of managerial supervisory issues. An analysis of covariance ANCOVA is performed using 2x4 factorial design level of college degree x level of PME. The data show that officer professional military and graduate education positively influence the perceptions of subordinates on key supervisory measures. To determine how the Air Force compares to industry, information was collected from four defense related corporations. These industries place as much or more emphasis on the professional education of employees than the Air Force. In the area of advanced education, what may appear costly in the present should reap enormous benefits in the future.
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