Accession Number : AD0763247

Title :   Military Merit: How to Measure Who Measures Up.

Descriptive Note : Special project rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Heathcock,James T. ; O'Shei,Donald M. ; Schwarzkopf,H. Norman ; Smith,Scott B.

Report Date : 14 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 245

Abstract : The purpose of the paper was to study the value of various data available in officers' efficiency files in improving the various selection processes. Through survey and interview techniques, eleven merit indicators were isolated for in-depth examination. Findings derived from the one officer population considered by the study show clearly that four specific items of information were of a much greater significance than any other information in predicting the probability of promotion of an officer: his late-career (most recent four years) manner of performance, his performance of duty while in combat, his performance as a (battalion) commander, and his performance on higher level staffs. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), ARMY PERSONNEL, EFFICIENCY, SELECTION, QUESTIONNAIRES, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), BEHAVIOR, JOB ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE