Integrating Civilian Agencies in Stability Operations

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APPENDIX A
Inputs, Outputs, and Outcomes of PRT Capabilities
This appendix describes the range of PRT capabilities. As noted in Chapter Three, we draw on the Department’s of Labor’s O*NET database to identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) corresponding to the required capabilities. The O*NET database is, to our knowledge, the most comprehensive U.S. registry of KSA.
Functional Capabilities

Functional Capability: Command, Control, Coordinate, and Cooperate

Inputs for Command, Control, Coordinate, and Cooperate1
Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making.
Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Monitoring: Monitoring/assessing performance of oneself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

PRTs also require systems that ensure the ability to manage and make available relevant, accurate information to appropriate stakeholders. Inherent in this capability must be the ability

1 Department of Labor, Occupational Information Network, O*NET Online, Skill Set Search Page. As of February 28, 2007: http://online.onetcenter.org/skills/

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