Accession Number : ADA328412

Title :   Commanders' Survey: School for Command Preparation Feedback.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 11 Nov 95-5 Dec 96

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Frame, Adela A. ; Lussier, James W.

PDF Url : ADA328412

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The School for Command Preparation, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS provides three sequential courses for battalion and brigade command selectees. All command designees attend the PreCommand Course (PCC). PCC provides common understanding of current doctrine, and up-to-date information on Army-wide policy, programs and special items of interest. In conjunction with PCC, spouses are invited to attend the Command Team Seminar (CTS). With commanders, they gain awareness of issues that impact families, the unit, and the community. The remaining two courses, the Tactical Commanders' Development Course (TCDC), and the Battle Commanders' Development Course (BCDC) emphasize warfighting skills and the art of battle command for tactical leaders. The Fort Leavenworth Research Unit developed a survey instrument to obtain commanders' assessment of courses following assignment to their commands. Commanders who had attended these courses in the previous 2 years were solicited for feedback. They gauged the usefulness of topics presented, and indicated their level of agreement with statements regarding the courses. They were asked what issues they felt were not addressed during the course and what they would share with incoming commanders. Responses (N=254) were compiled and analyzed. All courses received positive evaluations. Many commanders desired discussions with experienced commanders to cover OPTEMPO, resource constraints, and personnel management issues. Feedback provided useful suggestions and current trends.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *LEADERSHIP TRAINING, ARMY TRAINING, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), SURVEYS, FEEDBACK, MILITARY TRAINING, MILITARY TACTICS, BATTLE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE