Accession Number:

ADA548872

Title:

Army Officer Job Analysis: Identifying Performance Requirements to Inform Officer Selection and Assignment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 2009-Oct 2010

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

2011-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

0.0

Abstract:

This report includes lists of leadership and technical duties performed by all Army officers and the skills, abilities, and other characteristics SAOs required to perform those duties. It also includes draft lists of branch-specific technical duties for entry-level officer positions in five branches Armor, Infantry, Signal, Quartermaster, and Transportation. We developed draft lists based on existing Army doctrine and past studies of officer competencies and duty requirements, supplemented by the civilian leadership literature, research on Army enlisted jobs, and research on attributes related to retention. The lists were vetted by Army officers in several positions platoon leader, company commander, battalion XO, battalion S3, and battalion commander, although there were very few reviewers from higher-ranking positions. We could not fully delineate branch-specific technical duties due to the lack of current documentation and difficulty accessing officers as subject matter experts. As a consequence, additional research and significant input from Army officers would be required to fully delineate branch-specific requirements for the Signal, Quartermaster, and Transportation branches. However, detailed specification of branch-specific technical requirements is not necessary to support development of predictor and criterion measures for use in entry-level selection and initial officer assignment.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE