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Advancing the U.S. Air Force's Force-Development Initiative

Advancing the U.S. Air Force's Force-Development Initiative

S. Craig Moore
Marygail K. Brauner
Copyright Date: 2007
Edition: 1
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 56
  • Book Info
    Advancing the U.S. Air Force's Force-Development Initiative
    Book Description:

    The following steps are recommended for consistent, efficient, and effective plans and means for improving the development of U.S. Air Force officers in their career fields: (1) identify the demand for jobs in the field grades-major, lieutenant colonel, and colonel; (2) ascertain the backgrounds that officers have accumulated (assess the supply); (3) compare supply with demand (gap analysis); and (4) plan ways to close the gaps.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-4419-8
    Subjects: Management & Organizational Behavior

Table of Contents

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
  2. Preface
    (pp. iii-vi)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  4. Figures
    (pp. ix-x)
  5. Tables
    (pp. xi-xii)
  6. Summary
    (pp. xiii-xviii)
  7. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xix-xx)
  8. Advancing the U.S. Air Force’s Force-Development Initiative
    (pp. 1-32)

    The U.S. Air Force has undertaken a very large human resource program. In 1998, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Michael E. Ryan observed a mismatch between the qualifications of Air Force general officers and some of the jobs they needed to fill. Finding too few candidates with backgrounds appropriate for filling senior warfighting positions and many general officers with backgrounds too specialized to be very useful at higher grades, he launched what has become the force-development initiative.¹ The goal of force development is to systematically “grow” professional competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities) through deliberate planning and management...

  9. Bibliography
    (pp. 33-36)