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Author Lippiatt, Thomas F., 1940- author.

Title Leadership stability in Army Reserve component units / Thomas F. Lippiatt, J. Michael Polich.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 71 pages) : color illustrations.
text file PDF rda
Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Note "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
"National Security Research Division."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 69-71).
Contents Introduction -- Stability of unit leadership -- Preparing reserve component personnel and units for deployment -- Readiness for future missions -- Conclusions.
Summary Stability of personnel is highly valued in all military forces, especially in units that are preparing for deployment. A particular concern is personnel turbulence (personnel leaving the unit and being replaced by others) among the unit leadership. Even if the Army must live with turbulence among the bulk of unit members, it would prefer to have unit officers and noncommissioned officers in place to plan and oversee training of the troops with whom they will deploy. This monograph reports results of a study to determine the level of turbulence among unit leadership and to address several related questions: What causes leader turbulence? What effects might it have on training and preparation for future missions that may require RC units? What steps, if any, could be taken to mitigate it? The authors used data from 2003 through 2011 on Army National Guard infantry battalions and Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve military police and truck companies. They find high rates of personnel instability, caused generally by vacancies, personnel losses, and those who don't deploy. This turbulence generates a large influx of new leaders entering units who have not been through all the training with the soldiers they will lead. The monograph makes recommendations for estimating preparation time for different types of units and for department policy to mitigate effects on mission preparation.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed June 10, 2013).
Subject United States. Army Reserve -- Officers.
United States. Army Reserve -- Unit cohesion.
United States. Army Reserve -- Personnel management.
United States. Army Reserve -- Operational readiness.
United States. Army Reserve. (OCoLC)fst00546240
Command of troops.
Leadership -- United States.
Armed Forces -- Officers. (OCoLC)fst00814617
Armed Forces -- Operational readiness. (OCoLC)fst01351844
Armed Forces -- Personnel management. (OCoLC)fst00814620
Armed Forces -- Unit cohesion. (OCoLC)fst01351919
Command of troops. (OCoLC)fst00869220
Leadership. (OCoLC)fst00994701
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Polich, J. Michael, author.
Rand Corporation. National Security Research Division, publisher.
Other Form: Print version: Lippiatt, Thomas F., 1940- Leadership stability in Army Reserve component units. 9780833079947 0833079948 (DLC) 2013009891 (OCoLC)829999725
ISBN 9780833081193 (electronic bk.)
0833081195 (electronic bk.)
9780833079947 (paperback;) (alk. paper)
0833079948 (paperback;) (alk. paper)
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