The Multi-Skilled Soldier Concept: Considerations for Army Implementation
Final rept. 3 Jul 2001-15 Mar 2002
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The purpose of this study was to analyze the meaning and implications of the Multi-Skilled Soldier MSS Concept and to assess the considerations for Army-wide implementation in order to provide a basis to make decisions whether or not to proceed with realization of the MSS Concept and, if so, how. The specific objectives were to analyze the Concept and its implications generally for the Army and specifically for the Objective Force, to develop a Blueprint for use in defining and assessing potential MSS implementation and sustainment courses of action, to devise a Roadmap outling major actions required for MSS implementation by 2008, to craft a Study Plan of research and analysis projects, including behavioral research, necessary to support MSS implementation and sustainment, and to make pertinent conclusions and recommendations. This study relied heavily on non-attribution interviews conduced from August 2001 through January 2002 with those involved in developing the concepts for the Objective Force and in fielding the initial Interim Brigade Combat Teams IBCTs. This report serves as a departure point for further research and development work relating to crafting and assessing implementation and sustainment courses of action, as well as supporting personnel and training designs and associated best practices.
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