Accession Number:

ADA193517

Title:

Junior Officer Competency Model: Research Results and Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MCBER AND CO BOSTON MA

Report Date:

1988-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

276.0

Abstract:

Through the methodology of Job Competence Assessment this report identified a set of individual attributes required for effective performance as a junior officer. From an initial target sample of 300 junior officers in six branches Infantry, Field Artillery, Air Defense, Artillery, Engineer, Signal and TransportationQuartermaster at four Army installations Forts Braggs, Carson, Riley and Stewart a final sample of 56 superior and 49 satisfactory performers were identified. Found to clearly distinguish between superior and average performers were the following competencies planning, initiative, concern for standards, self-confidence, job involvement, willingness to confront others, concerns with image, concern for clarity and realistic positive attitudes. In addition, four measurement instruments to 1 evaluate the performance of junior officers and 2 assess the effectiveness of various ROTC training programs, were developed. A combination of these instruments was found to be needed to predict both overall ratings and individual competencies. Keywords Army personnel, Army training, Job analysis, Job training, Officer personnel, PerformanceHuman, Performance tests, Reserve officer training corps, Job performance, Personnel evaluation, Program evaluation.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE