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Accession Number ADA589872
Title Army FAO Training Program: Time to Break More Glass.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 54p
Personal Author J. T. Mitchell
Abstract The unpredictable and more globalized world of the 21st Century requires U.S. Army officers with more language and cultural capabilities. The Army recognizes this need, and has increased authorizations into the Foreign Area Officer (FAO) career field by almost 30% percent over the past 10 years. At the same time, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the current fiscal crisis made the Army more aware of the cost in time and money to train FAOs. The Army conducted a review of the FAO Program in 2011, and recommended changes to improve the program. However, the changes implemented in response to the review focused primarily on making FAO training more efficient, not producing more effective FAOs. This paper looks at the history of the FAO training program and the role of the FAO in the 21st century. It then uses the current FAO training cycle to review each phase of FAO training, and proposes recommendations designed to ensure the Army efficiently produces the most effective FAOs.
Keywords Afghanistan
Army personnel
Fao(Foreign area officer)
Foreign languages
Foreign service officers
Officer personnel

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
92A - Job Training & Career Development
Corporate Author Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Strategy research project.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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