Accession Number:

ADA590258

Title:

Effective Measures of Continuing Education

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Higher education strengthens the social and economic fabric of the U.S., enhances the innovation and growth of intellectual capital, and improves the economic growth of the Nation. Congress, the Department of Defense DoD, and the military value and place a considerable emphasis on education. The DoD appropriates money for continuing educational opportunities for the GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, and Tuition Assistance for service members and veterans. Higher-level education adds to a service members professional development and promotion potential while on active duty, as well as provides veterans with the requisite degree and skills to compete in the civilian job market. However, with the fiscal crisis facing the Nation and anticipated military budget cuts, the DoD may have to consider sacrificing some continuing educational opportunities for its service members. In order to prevent this from occurring, it is incumbent upon the military s strategic leaders to convince Congress and the DoD of the significant importance each of the three educational programs utilizing metrics that measure the effectiveness of the programs, and provide empirical data to Congress stressing that the return in education is worth the investment.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE