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Title An assessment of the ability of U.S. Department of Defense and the services to measure and track language and culture training and capabilities among general purpose forces / Jennifer DeCamp [and others].

Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND : MITRE, ©2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xxi, 61 pages) : color illustrations.
Series RAND Corporation technical report series ; TR-1192-OSD
Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-1192-OSD.
Books at JSTOR Open Access
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-61).
Contents Introduction -- Methodology and Data -- Impact of LREC Training and Capabilities on Mission Readiness and Accomplishment -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Ability to Track LREC Training and Capabilities -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Appendix A. Policies and Directives Reviewed for This Analysis -- Appendix B. Interview List -- Appendix C. Interview Questions -- Appendix D. Five-Percent Confidence Intervals for the Status-of-Forces Analysis.
Notes The research described in this report was prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) ... under Contract W74V8H-06-C-0002.
Summary "The purpose of this research was to assess the ability of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to measure and track language, regional expertise, and culture (LREC) capabilities and training among general purpose forces (GPF). The research tasks addressed four specific questions: 1. According to the best available data, what is the relevance of LREC training and capabilities to overall unit readiness and mission accomplishment? 2. How does DoD currently track the LREC training and capabilities of GPF? 3. Does this tracking adequately reflect unit readiness and the ability to accomplish missions? 4. If not, how can DoD improve tracking of LREC training and capabilities to adequately reflect unit readiness? To address these questions, the study team reviewed DoD policies and directives and the available academic literature, conducted interviews of practitioners and policymakers, and analyzed available survey data. This report presents the results of the study. This research should be of interest to policymakers interested in LREC skills and training, as well as those interested in readiness requirements."--Preface.
Other author DeCamp, Jennifer.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Rand Corporation.
Mitre Corporation.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject United States. Department of Defense -- Personnel management -- Evaluation.
Soldiers -- Education, Non-military -- United States.
Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Military education -- United States -- Evaluation.
Cultural competence -- Government policy -- United States -- Evaluation.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Officials and employees -- Education.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Personnel management -- Evaluation.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780833083609 (electronic bk.)
0833083600 (electronic bk.)