Accession Number:

ADA165089

Title:

Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Study (NCOPDS). Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 17 Jun-4 Dec 1985

Corporate Author:

ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDY GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-02-14

Pagination or Media Count:

237.0

Abstract:

The objective of the NCO Professional Development Study NCOPDS was to evaluate NCO professional development. The study group defined professional development as the sum of training, education and experiences. The study group concluded that the Armys requirements of the NCO Corps are 1 Job Proficiency, 2 MOS Competency, 3 Physical fitness and Military Bearing, 4 Basic Educational Skills, 5 Leadership Skills, 6 Training Skills, 7 Commitment to Professional Values and Attributes, and 8 Responsibility and Accountability for Actions. The study group concluded that the components for an NCO Professional Development System are in place and functioning well. Some of the systems require fine-tuning. Forty-five recommendations to improve NCO professional development fall into the following categories 1 NCO professional Development Philosophy, 2 Noncommissioned Officer Education System, 3 Civilian Education, 4 NCO Professional Development Program, 5 Assignments, 6 Promotions, 7 Evaluation, 8 Reclassification, 9 Individual Training Evaluation Program, 10 Reserve Components, and 11 Integration.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE