Accession Number:

ADA202056

Title:

The United States Army Signal Corps: A Culturally Rich Organization

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this research project was to identify and describe the organizational and cultural dynamics of the United States Army Signal Corps. This was accomplished by examining organizational analysis techniques used by both Army organizations and contemporary organizational behaviorists and then applying them to analyze and describe the organizational culture of the Signal Corps. The literature review was completed in late 1987 at the Air University Library, Maxwell AFB, Al., and the Conrad Technology Library, Fort Gordon, Ga. Numerous personal interviews with senior signal officers were conducted to identify current attitudes, values, and beliefs. A synoptic history of the Signal Corps was provided by the office of the Signal Corps historian at the United States Army Signal Center. The final analysis and interpretation of the Signal Corps organization and its culture was accomplished through interviews and consultation with the current Director, Office of the Chief of Signal, and the Chief of Signal. However, the concepts presented as implications and conclusions represent the ideas and views of the author.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE