Accession Number : ADA299773

Title :   Army Aviation Officer Education System: Preparing Company Grade Officers for Success.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Aug 94-2 Jun 95,

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

Personal Author(s) : Karaus, John H.

PDF Url : ADA299773

Report Date : 02 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : Trends at the combat training centers (CTCs) indicate that Aviation officers fail to successfully apply the TDMP. This thesis seeks to identify if this performance discrepancy is due to a failure of the Army's Leadership Development Process (LDP) to successfully train Aviation company grade officers in the application of the TDMP. This thesis addresses the institutional and educational pillar's role in preparing Aviation officers to apply the TDMP. The study determines the requirements mandated by the Officer Foundation Standards (OFS) and the AOES, and then evaluates the adequacy of this instruction. The study of instruction then analyzes the timing of instruction. First the study analyzes when TDMP instruction is accomplished in relation to when officers' duties require its use. Second, the study analyzes the time lapse between instruction and use. The study concludes that there are areas needing attention in the AOES. First, learning objectives in the programs of instruction (POIs) for the AVOBC and AVOAC do not reflect adequate instruction in the TDMP, nor do they reflect all the subtasks required for proficiency in applying the TDMP. Second, the study found that a majority of officers experience a significant time lapse between TDMP instruction and its use in operational assignments.

Descriptors :   *EDUCATION, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *AVIATION PERSONNEL, *LEADERSHIP TRAINING, MILITARY FACILITIES, THESES, TIME, STANDARDS, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY TRAINING, INSTRUCTIONS, LEARNING, ARMY AVIATION, LAPSE RATE.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE