Accession Number:

ADA285942

Title:

Unit Manning System: Human Dimensions Field Evaluation of the COHORT company Replacement Model

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-04-18

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes findings from five survey data collections carried out by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research WRAIR between 1983 and 1986 for the purpose of evaluating the COHORT Company Replacement Model of the Unit Manning System formerly the New Manning System. Units surveyed include COHORT combat arms companies from various points in their three-year life cycle and a set of traditional individual replacement IRS companies used as scientific controls, often from the same battalions. Number of COHORT companies analyzed ranges from six to nineteen depending on date of data collection. The analysis focuses on the measurement of human dimensions, and cohesion in particular. Across all data collections, results confirm the presence of higher horizontal cohesion in COHORT companies, but do not reveal other positive psychological outcomes unless the COHORT companies are net neutral or positive with respect to IRS controls on assessments of such dimensions as leadership, training, and weapons. The report also includes documentation on all the survey data sets and associated cohesion scales related to WRAIRs field evaluation of the various COHORT models implemented by the Army, including battalion rotation and the 7th Light Infantry. Unit Manning System, New Manning System, COHORT, Personnel replacement, Cohesion, Psychological factors

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE