Download

Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 7.4 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Purchase

Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback138 pages $15.00 $12.00 20% Web Discount

An analysis of joint officer management from the supply side (see MR-574-JS for the demand side) to assist in a response to a congressional directive to review joint billets and joint duty assignments. The goal of the supply-side research was to determine how many of the positions with joint content the services could support. The authors discuss the factors affecting "supportability," promotion measurements established by the Goldwater-Nichols legislation, and the services' ability to produce sufficient joint specialists to fulfill the legislation's 50 percent requirement. The problems the services have experienced in meeting the promotion policy objectives of the legislation are largely a result of the measurements and comparisons themselves. The analysis finds that the services can adequately support any of the potential Joint Duty Assignment List sizes discussed in MR-574-JS. Several recommendations emerge from the assessment.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    The Broader Issues of Supportability: Assignments and Careers

  • Chapter Three

    Managing Quality Officers to Meet Promotion Objectives

  • Chapter Four

    Producing Sufficient JSOs and JSO Noms for JPME Allocations

  • Chapter Five

    Conclusions and Recommendations

  • Appendix A

    Programmed Manning

  • Appendix B

    DOD Implementation of Goldwater-Nichols

  • Appendix C

    JSO/JPME Model

  • Appendix D

    Results of Responses to the Survey's Opinion Questions

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Monograph report series. The monograph/report was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1993 to 2003. RAND monograph/reports presented major research findings that addressed the challenges facing the public and private sectors. They included executive summaries, technical documentation, and synthesis pieces.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.