Training the Army How to Inspect
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Inspections have been a part of the U.S. Army since the days of the Continental Army. Inspections have always been a command responsibility whether they were conducted by the commander, his staff or a designated inspector general. The current inspection program for the Army is governed by Army Regulation 1-201, Inspections. This study will examine a strategy for the U.S. Army to achieve higher operational readiness and policy compliance by teaching its personnel the objectives of the Army inspection program and training them on the proper methods of inspection. The objectives of this study are to briefly describe the history of inspections from the Revolutionary War to the present describe the current inspection program and to propose a strategy for change. The thesis of this study is that the command inspection program will provide commanders a higher degree of unit readiness and policy compliance if their staffs are trained in the proper methods of inspections. Data was gathered by literature search requesting data from both active and reserve component units and interviews with personnel in the office of the Department of the Army Inspector General.
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