Drill Sergeant Candidate Transformation
Final rept. Jul 2007-Aug 2008
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES FORT BENNING GA
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While Drill Sergeant Schools DSSs are charged with preparing Noncommissioned Officers NCOs for the role and responsibilities of Drill Sergeants DS, few attempts have been made to systematically examine the impact this training actually has on its graduates. Rather, previous research has largely focused on manning alternatives such as determining if Sergeants should be readmitted to DS duty, potential interventions employing DS to reduce Initial Entry Training IET attrition, and various strategies that could be employed by DSs to train and reinforce various tasks emphasized during IET. As requested by the Commanding General CG, Fort Jackson, the U. S. Army Research Institute for Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI empirically assessed the changes in NCO leadership style, confidence, commitment, and motivation that occur as a function of DS training. Its purpose is to provide leaders at Fort Jackson with information and recommendations upon which they can base decisions that will impact the DSS and subsequent training of DS candidates.
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