Accession Number : ADA255145

Title :   An Evaluation of the Fitness Knowledge of U.S. Army Company and Battalion Commanders.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Barone, Renard O.

Report Date : 05 JUN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 164

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine if the US Army's company and battalion commanders possess the fitness knowledge necessary to physically train their units. To obtain information concerning commander's fitness knowledge, a 75 item questionnaire-survey was administered to active duty officers attending Command and General Staff Officers College for academic year 91-92, lieutenant colonels instructing at Fort Leavenworth who had previously commanded a battalion, and to the lieutenant colonels attending a Spring 1992 Pre-Command Course. The survey, focused on the five components of fitness (cardiorespiratory, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition/nutrition). Data produced helped to indicate the extent that US Army officers know and understand Army fitness. The results of this study-revealed that as a group, officers do not possess an understanding of the fitness concepts contained in US Army doctrine. Also, battalion commanders have a better understanding of cardiorespiratory fitness and general fitness than do company commanders. Physical Fitness, US Army, Components of Fitness.

Descriptors :   *PHYSICAL FITNESS, *PHYSIOLOGY, ACTIVE DUTY, ARMY, BODIES, DOCTRINE, NUTRITION, QUESTIONNAIRES, SURVEYS, UNIVERSITIES, ENDURANCE(PHYSIOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE