Accession Number:

ADA595115

Title:

Profession of Arms - Starfish Metaphor

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-09-09

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The Profession of Arms PoA Campaign began with much fanfare, but the Community of Practice CoP has since wrestled with many important issues during the planning and conduct of the campaign. While there are many implicit assumptions about the Army as a Profession, the PoA White Paper December 8, 2010 provided the catalyst to explore what it means to be a PoA. In the initial planning sessions with the Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command CG TRADOC, the endeavor to define the PoA led to the stalking horse of attributes and the challenge to define the membership within the profession. This short paper is meant to address the latter question of who is in and who is out of the PoA.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE