Accession Number:

ADA272927

Title:

More Civilians on the West Point Faculty: Good for the Army, or Not?

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis, 1 Aug 1992-5 Jun 1993

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

The 1992 Defense Authorization Act directed the Army to adopt a policy of hiring and maintaining a greater number of civilians on the faculty at the United States Military Academy USMA at West Point. Currently and historically, the military-to-civilian faculty mix has been about 96 to 4 percent. This thesis examines the civilianization issue in terms of cost. Comparative analysis is the methodology. The study defines cost in three ways. The first is purely fiscal. The second is an examination of how this change might affect the ability of the USMA to continue to attract the countries best young officer candidates. Finally, the third examination of cost is a study of the impact a change of this magnitude will have on the future of the, Armys officer corps. The thesis concludes civilianization of a portion of the USMA faculty will probably cost a bit less than the current structure, will no adversely affect the Academy or the officer corps, and in fact, will strengthen this portion of the Army pre-commissioning system. Based on that conclusion, the author recommends the USMA consider eliminating most of the military permanent associate professors on the faculty in favor of civilian equivalents. USMA, West Point, Civilianization, Faculty USMA faculty, West Point faculty.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE