Accession Number : ADA314207

Title :   Who Is Joint? Reevaluating the Joint Duty Assignment List.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Schank, John F. ; Thie, Harry J. ; Kawata, Jennifer ; Harrell, Margaret C. ; Graf, Clifford M., II

PDF Url : ADA314207

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : The Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense (DoD) Reorganization Act of 1986 directed a broad range of organizational and functional changes to improve the military services' ability to carry out successful joint military operations. Title W of the act contains the personnel provisions including management policies, promotion objectives, and education and experience for officers assigned to "joint" billets. However, the defense agencies and services have from the act's initial implementation raised numerous concerns about its provisions and procedures. Congress recognized these concerns and tasked DoD to revisit the implementation of Title Iv of the Goldwater-Nichols legislation. The In response to a request by the Director of Manpower and Personnel of the Joint Staff (JS/J-1), RAND examined the joint officer management that forms the basis of the response to the congressional directives. To effectively respond to Congress, the research approached the issue of joint officer management from both the demand and supply sides. The goal of the demand-side research was to recommend a procedure for identifying joint duty positions and to understand the implications of applying the procedure by generating several notional new Joint Duty Assignment Lists (JDALs); the goal of the supply-side research was to determine how large a JDAL the services could support. This report describes the results of the demand-side analysis.

Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, ALGORITHMS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, STATISTICAL DATA, TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATION THEORY.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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