Accession Number : ADA180832

Title :   Professional Reading Program for Combat Service Support Officers.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : King,James C. ; Weimer,Robert M.

Report Date : 23 MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : The primary role of combat service support (CSS) officers is to be a soldier and combat leader; therefore they have a professional obligation to master the art and science of war to include war fighting, as well as logistics. As direct war fighting experience usually can not be acquired without a war, officers must use self study as a means to acquire combat experience in peacetime. Reading is the primary tool of self study and a professional reading program to support this study should be a system for reading, not just a list of good books. The need is for a career long system that can grow and is flexible. This paper provides such a system or methodology for CSS officers. It is a personal program with capability for expansion and flexibility to incorporate resource, requirements and reinforcements from other sources. The program can be administered as a tool of individual self study or to a group by mentors, commanders, schools or a combination of all three. The object in all cases is for individuals to maintain their own personal program. The maintenance tools for the program can be a notebook, personal computer, unit or section word processor or a network of computers with modems or other communication devices.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT SUPPORT, *READING, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, ARMY PERSONNEL, CAREERS, COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, COMPUTERS, LEADERSHIP, LOGISTICS, MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT, MINICOMPUTERS, MODEMS, NETWORKS, PEACETIME, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, WARFARE, WORDS(LANGUAGE), MILITARY STRATEGY, MILITARY TACTICS, SKILLS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, MILITARY COMMANDERS, CAREERS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE