ERIC Number: ED109971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate Education within the Armed Forces.
Hannon, C. W.; And Others
In the view of Congress, there are fundamental questions concerning officer graduate level education programs of the armed forces. Forces and trends within society and the defense environment have placed increased reliance on graduate education during the past quarter century. Rising education and training costs within the military have spurred Congressional concern regarding the service's graduate education needs, the magnitude of educational expenditures, and the management practices surrounding the utilization of officers holding graduate degrees. Sufficient progress has not been made since the critical GAO report of 1970 to alleviate congressional concerns with the DOD and the service's graduate education programs. The basic philosophy of position validation appears inadequate for service justification of graduate education in contemporary society. The services in general must critically review and modify existing justification for their fully funded programs; and, the Army in particular must properly interface the conceptual philosophies of the army education requirements board with the changes inherent in the new officer personnel management system. (Author)
Descriptors: Costs, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Expenditures, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Labor Utilization, Military Personnel, Personnel Policy
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.