Accession Number:

ADA416969

Title:

Force Management

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-06-06

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

The Army needs educated and trained force managers who can effect change and can integrate into the numerous force management processes. The problem is that as Army officers are selected into the force management functional area, they are sent to division, corps, and Army Service component command ASCC assignments armed with prior knowledge and a four-week course at Fort Belvoir. Thus, the central research question is Does the Army adequately train its force managers to make them functional at the division, corps, and ASCC staff level Doctrine at various levels stipulates knowledge needed at the division, corps, and ASCC to be able to effect change, and integrate requests into the Command Plan, Total Army Analysis and Program Objective Memorandum. Lastly, doctrine stipulates that knowledge is required to integrate personnel and equipment at the unit level. The first step reviewed all doctrine to determine what force managers need to know. The second step reviewed program of instruction from Army schools, two of which are part of the Professional Military Education institutions--the War College and the Command and General Staff College. The program of instruction review process examined the content taught on force management and its relevancy toward doctrine and application at the division, corps, and ASCC. To quantify and qualify attitudes toward education received on force management, a survey was conducted of force management officers at the division, corps, and ASCCs. Analysis of programs of instruction, doctrine and surveys revealed a need to reexamine content of instruction and provide instruction that is relevant to the needs of officers being assigned to divisions, corps, and ASCCs in force management positions.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE