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This research brief describes work documented in Enhancing Stability and Professional Development Using Distance Learning (MR-1317-A) and Army Distance Learning: Potential for Reducing Shortages in Army Enlisted Occupations (MR-1318-A).

Competition for scarce resources-both dollars and soldiers-has driven the Army to explore ways to reduce the costs and infrastructure needed to conduct military education and training. The Army not only wants to reduce the resources it devotes to the training base, it also seeks to improve the performance of its schools. To achieve these goals, the Army has undertaken various initiatives to restructure and modernize its individual training system, including, for example, establishing the Total Army School System and The Army Distance Learning Program (TADLP).

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