Operational Definitions of Combat Unit Effectiveness and Integrity
Research note Jul-7 Dec 1981
YOUNG (ARTHUR) AND CO WASHINGTON DC
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This report identifies and develops operational definitions of unit effectiveness and integrity. It is an interim, working report as part of a larger study designed to provide the U.S. Army with decision making tools for personnel management particularly in light of the development and implementation of the New Manning System NMS. The report discusses the shortcomings of the Standard Unit Status Report system AR 220-1 as a measure particularly in that it does not address factors such as psychological readiness, cohesion and leadership. It provides a description of mission status work structure as an important first step in considering what to measure. The report then develops a model of unit, life cycle development. A composite model then highlighting the importance of measuring different criteria at different stages of development.
- Administration and Management
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations