Accession Number : ADA314025

Title :   Restructuring the Total Army School System.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Winkler, John D.

PDF Url : ADA314025

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : For some time, the U.S. Army has recognized persistent problems in its extensive system of schools that provide technical and leadership training for the Reserve Components (RC)-the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) and the Army National Guard (ARNG). To respond to these concerns, the Army (beginning in FY94) initiated a test of a 'prototype' regional school system in the southeastern United States for achieving consolidations and improving training standards, which, among other things, served as a foundation for a longer-term goal-establishing a cohesive and efficient Total Army School System (TASS) of fully accredited and integrated schools to serve all Army components. Given the magnitude of change envisioned for the TASS, RAND's Arroyo Center was asked to independently and objectively assess the operation of the RC school system, including the TASS concept. This documented briefing provides a baseline description of the RC training system in terms of three key assessment areas: (1) training requirements and school production; (2) quality of training; and (3) resources and costs. It also describes how the prototype may affect the range of problems described by the data.

Descriptors :   *EDUCATION, *ARMY TRAINING, *MODIFICATION, *COST ESTIMATES, *QUALITY, NATIONAL GUARD, MILITARY RESERVES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SCHOOLS, JOB TRAINING, MILITARY STANDARDS, EFFICIENCY, PROTOTYPES, PROBLEM SOLVING, QUALIFICATIONS, RESOURCES, INSTRUCTORS, ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES, LEADERSHIP TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations

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