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Author Colarusso, Michael J., author

Title Starting strong : talent-based branching of newly commissioned U.S. Army officers / Michael J. Colarusso, Kenneth G. Heckel, David S. Lyle, William L. Skimmyhorn
Published Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 62 pages) : color illustrations
Series Officer corps strategy monograph series ; volume 9
Officer corps strategy monograph series ; v. 9
Contents Preface. The Army's talent management pivot -- Introduction. The case for talent-based branching -- The legacy approach -- A new approach -- Talent-based branching. Talent taxonomy -- Talent-based branching operating concept -- Talent-based branching : piloting data -- The way ahead. Conclusions
Summary "Because the U.S. military's long-held advantage in physical capital and equipment is waning, cutting-edge human capital management is more critical than ever before. The authors of "Starting Strong" argue that by gathering detailed information on the unique talents possessed by each newly commissioned Army officer, as well as on the unique talent demands of each Army basic branch, the Army can create a 'talent market' that identifies and liberates the strengths of every officer, aligning each with the career field where they are most likely to be engaged, productive, and satisfied leaders. Strong evidence demonstrates that this talent-based approach better aligns officer talent with occupational requirements while simultaneously increasing individual branch satisfaction"--Publisher's web site
Notes "April 2016."
Print version for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Publishing Office
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource, PDF version; title from title page (SSI, viewed Mar. 27, 2017)
Subject United States. Army -- Officers -- Personnel management
United States. Army -- Officers -- Selection and appointment
United States. Army -- Officers -- Vocational guidance
United States. Army.
Career development -- United States
Employee selection -- United States
Human capital -- United States
Armed Forces -- Officers -- Vocational guidance.
Career development.
Employee selection.
Human capital.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Heckel, Kenneth G., author
Lyle, David S. (David Stephen), 1971- author
Skimmyhorn, William L., author
Army War College (U.S.). Press, publisher
Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute, publisher
Other Titles Talent-based branching of newly commissioned U.S. Army officers