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dc.contributor.advisorSimons, Anna
dc.contributor.authorClark, Todd J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:37:07Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:37:07Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3060
dc.description.abstractProper selection of advisory personnel for "transition teams" is critical to military advisory efforts in Iraq. The selection procedures currently in place have shortcomings that may be best adjusted through analyzing historical experiences and prior lessons learned. The U.S. military has decades, if not more than a century, of advisory experience, to include with Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia. Transition teams' main purpose is to provide advisory support to the Iraqi Security Forces in garrison, training, and combat environments. Advisors are expected to live, work, train, and fight alongside their Iraqi counterparts. Clearly some personnel are better suited than others to such austere and often ambiguous environments. Therefore, discrete selection of appropriate personnel has to be considered for successful advising. Historic lessons learned, coupled with current experience advising Iraqi Security Forces, suggest the need to develop discrete selection criteria. Critical to selection is recruitment and screening of candidates. Personnel that are selected for advisory duty should then proceed to a preparatory phase in which advisor-specific skills are developed or enhanced prior to deployment. Assessment should continue through all phases of team formation and deployment to ensure that there is no degradation of individual suitability and / or team capability over time.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/selectionofmilit109453060
dc.format.extentxiv, 77 p. : ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshConsultantsen_US
dc.subject.lcshArmed Forcesen_US
dc.subject.lcshMilitary art and scienceen_US
dc.subject.lcshOccupationsen_US
dc.titleSelection of military advisorsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPorch, Douglas
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Army (USA) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc191561755
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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