Accession Number:

ADA601597

Title:

The Art of Selection: Command Selection Failures, and a Better Way to Select Army Senior Leaders

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-04-12

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The army does not select the best qualified officers to command at the battalion and brigade level, principally, because it does not provide those who select commanders with all of the information necessary to make well-informed decisions, and it does not properly manage officers before, during, and after serving in command. The army utilizes a centralized selection process to identify officers that will serve as battalion and brigade commanders. Fundamental flaws in the inputs to the system results in the selection of officers that may not be the best suited for command. An analysis of officer personnel management, performance evaluation systems, and the selection board process, will reveal modifications to the system could be implemented to prevent the selection officers that are not best qualified for command.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE