Feedback Systems for the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation System.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The purpose of the study was to determine the most appropriate and effective manner in which to provide feedback to the unit commander from a MCCRES. Research was conducted into the area of existing systems which measure or evaluate readiness. The study was approached from a multi-disciplinary background with a detailed emphasis on the economic question of how better distribution could be made of the scarce resources of manpower, equipment, and training time based on the results of MCCRES. To answer the questions a detailed field study was conducted in which interviews were completed with 37 Marine officers of rank from Captain to Colonel who have had involvement with MCCRES as key billet holders. The results of the study are displayed as an eight step feedback model which is based on previous research in the fields of management control and evaluation, as well as the results of the field study. These steps include Pre-MCCRES briefing, Real time feedback, Evaluator worksheets, Two-way debrief at the end of exercise, Computerized MCCRES printout, Comparative percentile results, Follow-up report, and Trend Analysis.
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