Accession Number : ADA140552

Title :   An Analysis of the Feedback Provided from the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Finnerty,T P

PDF Url : ADA140552

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 139

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine the most appropriate and effective manner in which to provide feedback to the unit commander after a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation System (MCCRES). Research was conducted into the areas of management control and evaluation theory. The study was multi-disciplinary with a detailed emphasis on the economic question of how better distribution could be made of the scarce resources of manpower, equipment, and training time based on the results of MCCRES. A detailed field study was conducted in which interviews were completed with 37 Marine officers of rank from Captain to Colonel who had involvement with MCCRES as key billet holders. The results of the study are an eight-step feedback model which is based on accepted theory in the fields of management control and evaluation theory. The incorporation of this model as the Standard MCCRES Feedback Procedure will enhance the value of the results to the evaluated unit and will improve the understanding of the resource allocation needs at all levels.

Descriptors :   *Marine Corps planning, *Combat readiness, *Management planning and control, Resource management, Personnel management, Manpower utilization, Allocations, Billets(Personnel), Marine Corps, Marine Corps training, Marine Corps personnel, Military equipment, Logistics management, Models, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE