Accession Number : ADA017107

Title :   The Foreign Area Officer Program: The Efficacy of Combining the Foreign Area Specialist and the Military Assistance Officer Programs.

Descriptive Note : Individual research project rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Griffith,Gerald S.

Report Date : 23 MAY 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The basic question is whether the Foreign Area Officer Program, developed as a result of the amalgamation of the Foreign Area Specialist and the Military Assistance Officer Programs, can produce the trained, capable officer to function in the politico-military environment of the 1970's and 80's. Research data were gathered from available military libraries and through personal interviews with officers currently involved in operating the program at the Department of the Army level. A review is conducted of each contributing program from inception to amalgamation and problems existent in each are highlighted.

Descriptors :   *Military training, *Officer personnel, *Military assistance, Civil affairs, Intelligence, Military psychology, Unconventional warfare, Security, Political science, Sociology, Project personnel, Qualifications

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE