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Beyond Experience - Educating Coast Guard Officers for the Demands of Professional Excellence   [open pdf - 304KB]

"This monograph examines the current state of Coast Guard Professional Military Education (PME) to identify areas for improvement to ensure Coast Guard officers have the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate in an increasingly complex and dynamic post-9-11 environment. The monograph explores the history and culture of the service, including internal and external factors, to show their influence on the service's preference for the experiential model of learning and education. Then the monograph examines current policies, requirements, and institutional issues, including service, joint, and departmental competencies. The monograph recommends multiple systemic changes which, if implemented simultaneously, would close existing core competency gaps in the officer corps and improve service, joint, and interagency professional competence at all levels. The proposed changes would also gradually move the Coast Guard away from an experiential-based PME system which is not meeting the professional development needs of the officer corps towards an objective-based system which would."

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2010-06-25
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Public Domain
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Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/
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