ERIC Number: ED402485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring the Total Army School System. Documented Briefing.
Winkler, John D.
With the eventual aim of developing a "Total Army School System," the U.S. Army requested an independent and objective assessment of the operation of the Reserve Component (RC) training system. The first portion of the analysis dealt with the extent to which RC Training Institutions (RCTI) were successful at meeting units' training requirements. Data showed a sizable training requirement for reclassification training, but the RC school system faced two main problems: it lacked capacity to provide a place for all soldiers needing training and one-third of the quotas allocated went unused. The current RCTI school training capacity was considerably smaller than this large requirement. Three main areas related to training quality were assessed: qualified instructors, appropriate support on hand at training sites, and presence of correct and up-to-date training courseware. Results indicated more problems with courseware than with the other elements of quality. Training materials were often received too late and in insufficient quantities and were outdated and inadequate. Instructors also reported that training was sometimes seriously impeded by a lack of training support. Instructor qualifications were not a serious problem. Personnel costs accounted for 87 percent of the total RCTI cost estimates. Nearly half the total cost of operating RCTIs was paid for with fixed dollars; extra dollars contributed relatively little to the total cost of training. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, VA.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.