Accession Number : ADA188444

Title :   Determining the Most Appropriate Criteria for Selection to Brigadier General.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Naudain, James G

PDF Url : ADA188444

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The United States Army Military Personnel Center is currently implementing the Selection Board Support System (SBSS), which is an executive decision support system designed to assist selection board members with difficult selection decisions. Previous study groups have determined the criteria by which board members will evaluate candidates, through the grade of 0-6, under SBSS. This thesis determines the most appropriate criteria for the selection of Brigadier General. The criteria were determined by analyzing the expert opinion data of 327 Brigadier and Major Generals. Univariate and multivariate statistical techniques were used to analyze questionnaire data and to suggest selection criteria. The final selection criteria determination was based on results from principle component analysis, variable cluster analysis, and a subjective analysis of the General Officers' comments. Keywords: Promotion(Advancement).

Descriptors :   *GENERAL OFFICERS, *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, CLUSTERING, DECISION MAKING, DETERMINATION, EXECUTIVE ROUTINES, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, QUESTIONNAIRES, SELECTION, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, VARIABLES, GRADE STRUCTURE(PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT), THESES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE