Accession Number:

ADA250797

Title:

Former Battalion Commander Survey for Academic Year 1992

Descriptive Note:

Individual study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Report Date:

1992-03-08

Pagination or Media Count:

528.0

Abstract:

Since the mid-80s, the six Army Imperatives have served as guidelines for continuing to forge an Army of Excellence--a modern, lethal, versatile force, totally capable of fighting and winning on any battlefield. The SURVEY OF FORMER BATTALION COMMANDERS, ACADEMIC YEAR 1992, a follow-on to a 1991 effort, is designed to capture this highly successful groups recent perceptions on how well these imperatives are being implemented throughout the Army. Over 300 former battalion commanders FBCs provided responses to more than 100 Survey questions. Most commanded for 13-24 months, were between 38-43 years old during command, and served an accompanied command tour. 22.5 commanded in southwest Asia during Desert ShieldDesert Storm. A few of the many conclusions that can be drawn from the responses of these FBCs are They believe quality of the force is high and Army Imperatives are essentially being properly emphasized and met in the field. Their concerns, many validated by Desert ShieldDesert Storm, focus on improving entry-level training, improving NCO leadership skills, enhancing family support programs, modernizing unit organization and equipment, revitalizing wartime preparation, and increasing training opportunities, facilities, and resources.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE