Thursday, January 30, 2014

How the Army Loses Its Leaders

The United States military sinks a lot of time, money, and effort to educate, train, and develop its leaders. The professional education programs are unmatched by the civilian world. However, the military fails when it comes to officer assignments. One of the results of poor officer management is that the military services bleed talent -officers leave prior to their finishing up their 20, 25, or 30 year careers. In addition, many officers who do stay are unable to contribute nearly as much as they could if assignment policies and "career paths" were less restrictive. Learn more in "How to lose great leaders? Ask the Army", The Washington Post, February 5, 2013.

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