Transportation Staff Officer Development: A Needs Assessment.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This research assessed the management development needs of U.S. Air Force Transportation Staff Officers. In addition, an objective of the study was to determine the management development needs to be addressed at the Transportation Staff Officer Course TSOC. Questionnaires mailed to transportation officers serving in the ranks of Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel examined the importance in the job, proficiency level, and future importance of 53 educational dimensions. the 53 educational dimensions covered these areas communications human relations and leadership management transportation technical knowledge management science knowledge advanced transportation and management knowledge. Structured interviews of senior transportation policy makers identified problem areas and provided broad guidelines for improvements in officer development. Analysis resulted in the identification of 44 management development needs of which 12 should be addressed at the TSOC. Justification was found for the development of a senior level course to complement the present TSOC.
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