Training and Education's Impact on 2020 Officer Career Progression
MARINE CORPS UNIV QUANTICO VA SCHOOL OF ADVANCED WARFIGHTING
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The U.S. military must overcome the way it has trained and educated leaders. Defense officials are moving ahead to overcome Cold-War era training to create a new generation of leaders who arent constrained by what the doctrine says. This 2005 quote by D. E. Vandergrift was in a final report on how the U.S. Army must restructure its officer accession training to meet expanding educational needs for todays fight. It is just as true as the Marine Corps shapes the officer corps of 2020. Although it is difficult if not impossible to predict what capabilities, and therefore what TEE will be required by 2020, it is understood that it will require more overall development time to build a relevant force. The variables that shape the capabilities of the 2020 officer seem few but the interactions among them are complex and dynamic. Considerable study is needed to ensure future readiness. Mindsets must be adjusted, policies must be changed, and important manpower decisions must be made to shape the lieutenant of 2020. That lieutenant will have a very different career than todays officer. Its up to todays planners to ensure that career is successful and relevant to our Nations security.
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