Accession Number:

ADA276139

Title:

The Commander's Battle Staff Handbook: An Introduction to Staff Functional Area Duties for New Battalion Staff Officers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1992-Jun 1993

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

166.0

Abstract:

This report describes the development and evaluation of the battalion Commanders Battle Staff Handbook. The handbook provides a quick-fix familiarization for each staff functional area. Relevant doctrine and a realistic job preview are incorporated with reference material to allow an officer to get started as a staff member. Checklists are presented to guide the expectations of each staff member and to assist them in determining the information they need from their battalion commander and from each other to accomplish mission planning, preparation, and execution. Draft versions of the handbook were provided to 185 soldiers serving in combat arms, combat service support, and National Guard units and to military planners and observer controllers from the Joint Readiness Training Center and the National Training Center. Survey findings indicate that the handbook was well received by the respondents. Staff members who used the handbook to prepare for combat training center rotation found it to be a useful guide for staff actions in both the field and the garrison. They also felt that the handbook was a valuable tool to inform the individual staff member of his responsibilities and duties. Staff functional area training, Staff synchronization, Maneuver battalion, Battalion staff training.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE