This appendix contains the interview vehicle used to obtain the policymakers' preferences for the objectives, their views on the relative importance of each of the four career management functions (accessing, developing, promoting, and transitioning), and their preferences for uniformity or flexibility across the services and across the skills in the career management system. Their responses to the questions were input and calculated using the software Expert Choice.
The interviews were conducted individually and followed the interview vehicle precisely when asking the questions. Any questions during the interview were resolved before returning to the interview vehicle.
You have been asked by Mr. Pang to participate as a member of a [working group] [senior group] of decisionmakers during the process of determining the next officer management system. As part of our research, we have been asked to highlight ideas and concepts about career management. We are proceeding from the conclusions of our previous study that the first step in this process is to specify the ends that the career management system needs to accomplish. To assist in deciding about the next officer career management system, we are conducting structured interviews to determine how decisionmakers value and rank in importance certain objectives related to future of-