Accession Number : ADA138899

Title :   Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation System (MCCRES). Three Case Studies for Use in Providing for a More Effective Evaluator.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Conatser,L E

PDF Url : ADA138899

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : The Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation System (MCCRES) was designed to provide timely and accurate information concerning the ability of active and reserve forces to perform assigned combat missions. To provide this information, units are subjected to simulated combat problems. Their performance is observed, evaluated, and reported by evaluators from within the Marine Corps. These evaluators are key to the collection of valid evaluation data. If the evaluator is not effective, then the MCCRES, as an evaluation system, is ultimately ineffective in determining a unit's 'combat readiness'. The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the selection and use of evaluators in the MCCRES. The current structure and process used for management control in the selection and subsequent education of MCCRES evaluators was investigated. The MCCRES evaluators were interviewed and their recommendations for improving evaluator effectiveness were compared with the existing MCCRES models. The comparison resulted in a set of recommendations to modify the current models. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Management planning and control, *Control systems, *Management information systems, Systems analysis, Marine Corps planning, Test and evaluation, Combat readiness, Marine Corps personnel, Active duty, Military reserves, Test methods, Simulation, Warfare, Performance(Human), Models, Selection, Education, Operational effectiveness, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE