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Interagency and international processes have received renewed emphasis as a means to integrate diplomatic, economic, and military activities. This report provides RAND'S assessment of the feasibility and advisability of establishing a cadre of officers whose assignments and schooling would ensure a viable career track in which these officers would serve in interagency and international assignments.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1


  • Chapter 2

    Identifying Interagency and International Positions

  • Chapter 3

    Career Models: Designs and Operational Descriptions

  • Chapter 4

    Feasibility of Career Models

  • Chapter 5


  • Chapter 6

    Conclusions and Observations

  • Appendix A

    Senate Armed Services Committee Report Language

  • Appendix B

    A Capability-Based Framework for Officer Career Models

  • Appendix C

    Managing Leader Succession Feasibility Model Description

  • Appendix D

    Managing Competencies Feasibility Model Description

  • Appendix E

    Managing Skills Feasibility Model Description

  • Appendix F

    Description of Objectives and Components of Different Perspectives

  • Appendix G

    Application of the Framework for Assessing Advisability

  • Appendix H

    Prioritizing Perspectives

  • Chapter I

    Prioritizing Objectives

  • Appendix J

    Prioritizing Components of Objectives

  • Appendix K

    Integrating Results

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