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Developing Others: A Quantitative Analysis of The Perceptions of Leader Development for U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Soldiers

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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Chaplains and religious affairs specialists provide spiritual, moral, and ethical leadership to the increasingly diverse members of the Army Family, yet these leaders may be among the least experienced in their units. Intentional leader development is vital for enabling these servant leaders to succeed. The purpose of this study is to provide a research-based assessment of Chaplain Corps leaders views of their leader development compared to those of their peers in the rest of the Army. The researcher gathered the data for this project from respondents answers about their immediate superiors effectiveness and actions taken to develop them as reported in the 2015 Center for Army Leadership Annual Survey of Army Leadership. The researcher conducted a quantitative analysis of the responses to determine if there was a statistically significant difference in the mean favorable perceptions of the comparison groups. Chaplaincy leaders had more positive impressions of their leader development than their peers in three of the four subgroups. The researcher provides an overview of leader development doctrine and the Army chaplaincy to frame the conclusions and recommendations for improving leader development for Chaplain Corps leaders.

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Technical Report,14 Aug 2017,15 Jun 2018



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