Accession Number : ADA180735

Title :   The Army Continuing Education System and the Standard Installation Organization: A Review of the Army Education Program and a Critical Analysis of the Controversy Surrounding Its Alignment with the Directorate of Personnel and Community Activities.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : McLeod,Bruce E. , Jr

Report Date : 23 MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : A recently published Army Regulation, AR-5-3, Standard Installation Organization (SIO), printed in draft form, proposes to standardize the alignment of the Army Continuing Education System (ACES) under the Directorate of Personnel and Community Activities (DPCA) at post level. Reaction by some ACES personnel and some Army commanders has been critical of this approach and has prompted others to wonder why ACES should be standardized when it is functioning effectively. The purpose according to the regulation, is to provide for greater coordination throughout the Army. This purpose assumes that the ACES mission is subsumed by the DPCA exclusively, notwithstanding the fact that ACES presently conducts programs which may be considered a proponent of Training. The ACES diverse slate of educational courses and programs traverses the DPCA and the Directorate, Plans, Training, and Mobilization (DPTM) and impacts quite assiduously on the three R's - Recruitment, Readiness, and Retention.

Descriptors :   *COURSES(EDUCATION), *ARMY TRAINING, INSTRUCTIONS, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, ARMY PERSONNEL, RECRUITING, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MOBILIZATION, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, SURVEYS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE