A Strategic Approach to Joint Officer Managment Analysis and Modeling Results

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-16
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In 2003, the Department of Defense (DoD) asked the RAND National Defense Research Institute to undertake an analysis that would provide overarching guidance on officer education and development in joint matters. As part of that effort, the authors of this volume use complex modeling and analysis of data from the 2005 Joint Officer Management Census survey to identify billets that provide and/or require experience in joint matters and therefore might be recommended for inclusion on the Joint Duty Assignment List. They also examine whether there are sufficient numbers of officers with joint experience to meet DoD needs. Many of the recommendations in this document have been incorporated into the new joint officer qualification system implemented in October 2007. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Figuresp. xi
Tablesp. xv
Summaryp. xix
Abbreviationsp. xxxiii
Introductionp. 1
Background and Purpose of Projectp. 1
Purpose and Organization of Reportp. 4
Findings from the 2005 Joint Officer Management Census Surveyp. 7
Backgroundp. 7
Categorization of Billetsp. 8
Caveatsp. 9
Typical Metrics of "Jointness"p. 10
Tasks Performed During a Typical Workweekp. 10
Frequency and Number of Interactions with Non-Own-Service Organizations and Personnelp. 14
Supervision of Billet by Non-Own-Service Personnelp. 14
Joint Experience Provided by a Billetp. 17
Need for Joint Professional Education and Prior Joint Experience for Billet Assignmentp. 20
Summaryp. 22
Identifying Attributes of "Joint" Billetsp. 23
Datap. 24
Classification Methodsp. 31
Classification and Regression Treesp. 31
Heuristic Approachp. 36
Factor Analysisp. 38
Basic Conceptsp. 39
Resultsp. 41
Using the Nine Factors to Characterize Billetsp. 46
Logistic Regression Analysisp. 47
Results: JDAL Versus Service-Nominated Billetsp. 49
JDAL Versus External Organization Billetsp. 53
Service-Nominated Billets Classified as JDAL Billetsp. 56
JDAL Billets Classified as Service Billetsp. 62
Non-JDAL Billets in External Organizations and JDAL Billetsp. 65
Summaryp. 74
Determining Whether There Are Sufficient Joint-Experienced Officers to Meet the Demand for Themp. 81
Background and Approachp. 81
Management Frameworks for Joint Officersp. 82
Managing Leader Successionp. 82
Managing Competenciesp. 83
Managing Skillsp. 83
The Demand for Joint Officersp. 84
The Supply of Joint Officersp. 86
Case Studiesp. 87
Demand and Supply Inputs to the Modeled Analysesp. 88
Management Frameworks Input to the Modeled Analysesp. 90
Output of the Analyses: Can There Be Sufficient Numbers of Joint-Experienced Officers?p. 94
Sufficiency of Joint-Experienced Officers Depends on Demandp. 96
Billets Dealing with Acquisition Mattersp. 103
Defining Acquisition Billetsp. 103
Analysis of Acquisition Billets Using Definition A (Joint Program Office Billets)p. 106
Descriptive Profile of Acquisition/Non-Acquisition Billetsp. 106
Typical Metrics of Jointnessp. 110
Summary of Findings: Definition Ap. 119
Analysis of Acquisition Billets Using Definition B (Based on Billet Functions and Required Certification Information)p. 121
Descriptive Profile of Acquisition/Non-Acquisition Billetsp. 121
Typical Metrics of Jointnessp. 124
Summary of Findings: Definition Bp. 135
Other Considerationsp. 137
Acculturationp. 137
Duration (Tenure)p. 138
Recencyp. 138
Intensityp. 138
Depth of Understandingp. 140
Expanding Joint Experience Creditp. 140
The Value of Joint Professional Military Educationp. 141
Conclusions and Recommendationsp. 143
Conclusionsp. 143
Characteristics That Measure Jointnessp. 143
Meeting Demand for Joint-Experienced Officersp. 144
Functional Categorizationsp. 145
Recommendationsp. 145
Incumbent and Non-Incumbent Questionnaires, 2005 Joint Officer Management Census Surveyp. 149
Model Descriptionp. 193
Bibliographyp. 207
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