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Towards a U.S. Army officer corps strategy for success : retaining talent

Author: Casey Wardynski; David S Lyle; Michael J Colarusso; Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute,
Publisher: Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2010.
Series: Officer corps strategy monograph series, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The U.S. Army has made significant investments in its future, especially in its leadership. In particular, the Army has devoted billions of dollars to officer undergraduate-level education, world-class training, and developmental experiences. Since the late 1980s, however, prospects for the Officer Corps' future have been darkened by an ever-diminishing return on this investment, as evidenced by plummeting company  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wardynski, Casey.
Towards a U.S. Army officer corps strategy for success
(OCoLC)503139226
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Casey Wardynski; David S Lyle; Michael J Colarusso; Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute,
ISBN: 1584874252 9781584874256
OCLC Number: 574434770
Language Note: English.
Notes: "January 2010."
Monograph.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 64 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
Talent retention generates benefits and mitigates risks --
"Company man" employment practices cannot compete in today's labor market --
The Army must build talent retention policies upon sound theory --
From theory to practice : building successful retention policies --
Evaluating existing retention programs --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Officer corps strategy monograph series, v. 3.
Other Titles: Towards a United States Army officer corps strategy for success :
Responsibility: Casey Wardynski, David S. Lyle, Michael J. Colarusso.

Abstract:

The U.S. Army has made significant investments in its future, especially in its leadership. In particular, the Army has devoted billions of dollars to officer undergraduate-level education, world-class training, and developmental experiences. Since the late 1980s, however, prospects for the Officer Corps' future have been darkened by an ever-diminishing return on this investment, as evidenced by plummeting company grade officer retention rates. Significantly, this leakage includes a large share of high-performing officers, many of them developed via a fully funded undergraduate education. In the last few years, the Army has responded to this challenge with unprecedented retention incentives, to include broadly offered cash payments. The objective has been to retain as many junior officers on active duty as possible. However, such quantity-focused incentive programs run counter to a talent-focused Officer Corps strategy. The objective should not be merely to retain all officers, but to retain talented officers while simultaneously culling out those lacking distributions of skills, knowledge, and behaviors in demand across the force. Retaining sufficient rather than optimally performing officers may have dire consequences for the Army's future. New officer cohorts of high-potential talent may be driven away by the prospects of serving under lackluster leadership, while those continuing their service may experience stunted development due to a dearth of talented mentors. Low junior-officer retention also strips away the Army's ability to screen, vet, and cull for talent, forcing it instead to over-access, increase promotion rates, and compress promotion timing. It degrades the developmental experiences of junior officers and undercuts the Army's ability to discern which officers possess the talent it needs. Left unchecked, such developments could significantly undermine the Officer Corps' performance levels, taking perhaps a generation to rectify.

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