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Adapting the Army's training and leader development programs for future challenges

Adapting the Army's training and leader development programs for future challenges

Crowley, James C., 1945- author

The Army's operational requirements have expanded since the start of the 21st century. Its forces must be prepared to react to a wide range of potential missions, ranging from peacekeeping to high-intensity conflict, and these complex preparation activities must be accomplished even while a significant proportion of its structure is deployed and operationally engaged. Complicating force preparation is the consideration that Army budgets are facing large reductions and efficiency is of increasing importance. This new environment generates a need for major changes to the Army's programs for training units and developing leaders. RAND Arroyo Center undertook research designed to support Army efforts in these areas by examining the Army's processes for managing its training and leader development programs. This examination concluded that current processes are not set up for making major, integrated changes across the range of training and leader development programs and that these processes need major change. Especially important is the lack of a true businesslike approach for making resource allocation decisions that achieve the best possible overall readiness benefit. Based on this examination, specific directions for improving training and leader development management processes are developed and presented. This report should be of interest to those involved in designing Army training and leader development strategies and those involved in the process of providing resources for their implementation

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Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation 2013

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Statement of responsibility: James C. Crowley, Michael G. Shanley, Jeff Rothenberg, Jerry M. Sollinger
ISBN: 0833083236, 9780833076380, 9780833083234
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-118).
Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed January 10, 2013).
Note: "Prepared for the United States Army."
Note: "Arroyo Center."
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 118 pages) : illustrations.
Series: Technical report
Subject: Armed Forces Officers Training of.; United States. Army Officers Training of.; Leadership Study and teaching.; Leadership Study and teaching United States.; BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Training.; Military education United States.; United States.; Command of troops Study and teaching.; Command of troops Study and teaching United States.; United States. Army.; Leader development.; Military education.
Series Title: Technical report (Rand Corporation)
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access


  1. Introduction
  2. Advanced Leader Course's role and challenges
  3. ALC management findings and conclusions
  4. ALTD program support for distributed learning and unit training programs
  5. Directions for improving training and leader development management processes
  6. Conclusions and implications.