Accession Number:

ADA180832

Title:

Professional Reading Program for Combat Service Support Officers.

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-03-23

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

The primary role of combat service support CSS officers is to be a soldier and combat leader therefore they have a professional obligation to master the art and science of war to include war fighting, as well as logistics. As direct war fighting experience usually can not be acquired without a war, officers must use self study as a means to acquire combat experience in peacetime. Reading is the primary tool of self study and a professional reading program to support this study should be a system for reading, not just a list of good books. The need is for a career long system that can grow and is flexible. This paper provides such a system or methodology for CSS officers. It is a personal program with capability for expansion and flexibility to incorporate resource, requirements and reinforcements from other sources. The program can be administered as a tool of individual self study or to a group by mentors, commanders, schools or a combination of all three. The object in all cases is for individuals to maintain their own personal program. The maintenance tools for the program can be a notebook, personal computer, unit or section word processor or a network of computers with modems or other communication devices.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE