ERIC Number: ED340308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-21
Reference Count: N/A
Military Education: Implementation of Recommendations at the Armed Forces Staff College. Report to the Chairman, Panel on Military Education, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. National Security and International Affairs Div.
This study evaluates the Armed Forces Staff College's implementation of selected recommendations from the April 1989 report of the Panel on Military Education. In particular, this report discusses Phase II officer professional military education (PME) programs taught at the Joint and Combined Staff Officer School in Norfolk, Virginia. The study gathered data through interviews with College officials, examination of documents, and consideration of College methodology. Findings indicated that of the 37 recommendations pertaining to the College, actions had been taken to implement 35 (95 percent), with 22 recommendations fully implemented. Of the 13 partially implemented, and 2 not implemented. Of the 13 partially implemented recommendations, 10 cover areas that are not fully within control of the College and were therefore difficult or impossible to implement. Of the two recommendations not adopted, one involved a student exchange with other service schools. College officials stated that the current arrangements (with members of different services housed together) already effectively contributes to a joint perspective. The other recommendation was a distinguished graduates program which was deemed to be difficult to implement given the current structure of the College. An extensive appendix lists each recommendation with the specific relevant findings. Included are a glossary, a list of related reports, and three tables. (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Military Schools, Professional Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Student Evaluation, Student Exchange Programs
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first copy, free; additional copies $2.00 each; 100 or more discounted 25 percent).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. National Security and International Affairs Div.