An Analysis of the US Army Advanced Management Program.
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ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The basic question is whether the US Army Advanced Management Program AMP provides worthwhile training and education to Army colonels and if it is, in fact, the best source for this training and education. The history of this type of civilian management program was traced from its roots and a detailed analysis of current ofificer development was conducted so that AMP could be viewed in its proper perspective. Data was gathered by interviewing recent Army participants, current military administrators, and university program directors and by a general literature search and review of official publications, letters, and regulations, the tremendous and growing use of these various programs by major corporations, the strong positive opinions of prominent educators, as well as the almost totally favorable response by recent attendees indicate that the Armys investment in senior level management courses at leading civilian universities is well placed. Although the worth of these civilian programs may not be directly measured in terms of acquired skills of immediately applicable knowledge, their value instead is that they immerse the participants in a persistent discussion of the underlying values upon which our civilization is based - values too often taken for granted. The Army should continue this valuable program, but should develop a feedback method to more closely monitor its effects.
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