Accession Number : ADA194051

Title :   Joint Specialty: Impact on Officer Management and Development.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Russell, James R

PDF Url : ADA194051

Report Date : 21 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act, enacted on October 1, 1986, contains sweeping changes throughout the Department of Defense. The purpose of this study is to analyze a portion of this act and assess its impact upon the U.S. Army. Specifically, this study analyzes the impact upon officer management and development within the U.S. Army as a result of the creation of the joint specialty occupational category. Creation of the joint specialty as a means of improving the proficiency of the Joint Staff and the ability of our armed services to conduct joint operations appears at first glance to be rather easy and a routine personnel action. However, the creation of the joint specialty is having and will continue to have, a significant impact upon the management and development of the Army officer Corps. This study considers military education as a vital part of officer management and development. This research study includes the current opinions of leaders in Army personnel management and leaders in educational development as well as reference to written material. Additionally, it should be recognized that the results of this study will be a snapshot at the time of this study. Many actions are underway on the Army Staff and within Army service schools to implement the intent of the recent legislation.

Descriptors :   *EDUCATION, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *MANAGEMENT TRAINING, *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, ARMY, ARMY PERSONNEL, CORPS LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, IMPACT, LEGISLATION, MANAGEMENT, PERSONNEL, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, PROFICIENCY, SCHOOLS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE