Accession Number : ADA313082

Title :   Does the Army Command and General Staff College Student Receive an Appropriate Level of Space-Related Curriculum?

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Jul 91-Jun 96,

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

Personal Author(s) : Huben, William P.

PDF Url : ADA313082

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : This study investigates how well CGSC incorporates space into its curriculum. With the advent of DESERT STORM, space technology has emerged as an important force multiplier. This study examines whether CGSC has ensured that students receive an appropriate level of space-related curriculum. A formative evaluation of the space curriculum was conducted. This seven phased research began with a review of space curriculum at CGSC and the other ISSs. The next three phases were questionnaires to evaluate student's knowledge of space systems/products, for department review of their core and elective courses, and to key Space Command commanders. The most important questionnaire evaluated graduates as to what space knowledge did they require in their duty position. The study concludes that CGSC students do not need to know an exhaustive amount of space knowledge. Students need to understand how force enhancement-systems, (communication, navigation, weather and intelligence products) can contribute to the success of their mission. CGSC space curriculum should focus on the critical space systems/products and how to access them. Integration of space into the core and elective courses and the development of a comprehensive reference document will ensure a graduate comprehends key space systems/products and how to access them.

Descriptors :   *SPACE TECHNOLOGY, *STUDENTS, *ARMY TRAINING, *USER NEEDS, *COURSES(EDUCATION), *SPACE WARFARE, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, IRAQ, KUWAIT, WEATHER, SPACE SYSTEMS, NAVIGATION, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, UNIVERSITIES, QUESTIONNAIRES, JOB ANALYSIS, ARMY INTELLIGENCE, GRADUATES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE