From the Thesis Abstract: "It has only been these last few years that the term, talent management, has been acknowledged by our senior leaders. In 2015 the Human Dimension Capabilities Development Task Force published a White Paper on talent management. In 2016 the U.S. Army Talent Management Strategy was published. During the 2017 AUSA [Association of the United States Army] conference the Secretary of the Army stated, Talent Management is our top priority. During this same time Integrated Personnel and Pay System an online Human Resources system that will provide integrated personnel, pay and talent management capabilities has been developed and is said to be fully functional by 2019. These strides to change with society demonstrate a culture of continuous learning and of transformation from simply distributing personnel to more deliberate managing the talents of our Soldiers. This document examined the talent management policies and process of Google, Ford Motor Company and the U.S. Army to identify recommendations on the way forward for the development of talent management in the U.S. Army to be able to optimize on the talents of every Soldier, so they can thrive and win in a complex world."