The Hollow Army: How the U.S. Army Is Oversold and Undermanned

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7.4 Horizontal Cohesion in Four Light Infantry Battalions for Soldiers in Grades E-1 through E-4116
7.5 Vertical Cohesion in Four Light Infantry Battalions for Soldiers in Grades E-1 through E-4117
7.6 Vertical Cohesion Survey Data118
7.7 Shortfall between Combat Unit Soldiers' (E1-E4) View of Their Leaders' (E5-E7) Actual Adherence to Core Professional Values and Soldiers' View of Desired Leader Adherence to Core Values119
8.1 Rise in NCOs since Vietnam War130
8.2 EPMD Mission140
8.3 Force Alignment Program141
TABLES
3.1 U.S. Population by Mental Capability25
3.2 Relationship of AFQT to Other Measures28
3.3 Air Defense Artillery Ranging Proficiency (All Actions Correct) Armed Forces Qualification Test Score Category33
3.4 Reason for Enlistment Recruits: High School Graduates, Top Half Mental Category34
3.5 Low-Aptitude Personnel Require at Least Double Training Time and Help40
4.1 Leader Attendance at the National Training Center61
4.2 Stability of Platoon Sergeants Is Related to Independent Assessments of Leadership and Combat Effectiveness at the NTC65
4.3 Percent Increase in Crew Performance68
4.4 Armor NCO Quality for MOS-19K (M1-Tank)70
4.5 Armor NCO Quality for MOS-19K (M1-Tank)72
5.1 Correlations of Platoon Turbulence with NTC Performance79
5.2 Personnel Turbulence in a Mechanized Infantry Battalion87
6.1 Soldier Performance by AFQT for Core Infantry Tasks100

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  • Recent Titles in Contributions in Military Studies ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures and Tables ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Ppreface xv
  • 1 - Introduction: Selling a Mythical Army 1
  • Notes 9
  • 2 - The Army Mission: A Mismatch for Today's Army 11
  • Notes 18
  • 3 - Army Manpower: An Issue with No Constituency 19
  • Notes 45
  • 4 - Training on a Treadmill 49
  • Notes 74
  • 5 - Personnel Turbulence 77
  • Notes 89
  • 6 - Small-Unit Leaders Should Be War Winners 91
  • Notes 104
  • 7 - Why Can't the American Army Create Cohesive Units? 107
  • Notes 125
  • 8 - The Broken Backbone 127
  • Notes 143
  • 9 - It's Broke and Needs to Be Fixed 145
  • Notes 154
  • Bibliography 155
  • Index 161
  • About the Author 165
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