The Future of Officer Career Development System in the Slovenian Armed Forces
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The thesis describes the Officer Career Development OCD system in the SAF for the first ten years of the officers career. The main purpose of the paper is to develop a proposed OCD system for the SAF, which will provide a certain level of predictability in an officers career path that includes identifiable competencies, as well as developing a competitive environment for officer promotion. The thesis also focuses on determining the appropriate tools for a retention policy, which are feasible and acceptable under the constraints provided by civilian labor law. The primary research question is What changes in the OCD system, for the first ten years of an officers career, should SAF adopt to meet its future challenges The paper defines OCD system through four personnel function defined as accession, development, promotion and transition. The paper describes the current OCD system with in depth legislation analysis constraining the military personnel management in the SAF. The SAF is in transformation and reorganizing its units into regimental system with company commanders being in the rank of major. This is one of the reason thesis looks also at the British Army OCD system, which could be in certain areas applicable to the new structure of the SAF. The paper discusses the proposed OCD system and introduces few new concepts in the personnel management, such as accession program, the year group, new evaluation system. All of those new concepts allow the proposed OCD system to introduce centralized execution of personnel management, provide transparent and predictable career path, based on competencies of the individual.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations