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Sheila Nataraj Kirby Free eBooks (7)

ISBN: 083302213X, 9780833022134
Authors: Clifford M. Graf, Harry J. Thie, William W. Taylor, Claire M. Levy, Sheila Nataraj Kirby
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Keywords: requirements, management, training, pilot, force, assessment, total, critical
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This briefing examines the supply and demand for pilots in the active Air Force, the Air Reserve Component, the Navy, and the Naval Air Reserve in the near term and through fiscal year 2002. The briefing addresses the following questions in particular. What are the historical personnel trends for pilots in terms of accessions, retention, and transfer rates between the active and reserve forces? Wh......
ISBN: 0833037102, 9780833037107
Authors: Jennifer Sloan Mccombs, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Heather Barney, Hilary Darilek, Scarlett J. Magee
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Keywords: carnegie, report, corporation, new, york, road, uphill, state, national, literacy, goals, achieving
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To succeed in post-secondary education or employment, students must emerge from high school possessing high levels of literacy skills that enable them to construct meaning from a variety of texts and convey that meaning to others. Recent reform efforts have yielded positive results in improving reading achievement for the nation’s children in the primary grades. However, many children are no......
ISBN: 0833047507, 9780833047502
Authors: Margaret C. Harrell, Harry J. Thie, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Al Crego, Danielle M. Varda, Thomas Sullivan
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Keywords: analysis, modeling, results, management, officer, approach, joint, strategic
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In 2003, the Department of Defense (DoD) asked the RAND National Defense Research Institute to undertake an analysis that would provide overarching guidance on officer education and development in joint matters. As part of that effort, the authors of this volume use complex modeling and analysis of data from the 2005 Joint Officer Management Census survey to identify billets that provide and/or re......
ISBN: 0833039733, 9780833039736
Authors: Harry J. Thie, Margaret C. Harrell, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Al Crego, Roland J. Yardley, Sonia Nagda
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Keywords: joint, officer, management, component, reserve, strategic, approach, framing
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This research frames a strategic approach to reserve joint officer management that addresses the requirements for, and the supply of, joint officers in the reserve component, and also accounts for the unique constraints and challenges involved in joint officer management for reserve active-status list officers. Because the work required of many reservists is becoming increasingly joint, the need f......
ISBN: 0833015087, 9780833015082
Authors: David W. Grissmer, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Richard Buddin, Jennifer H. Kawata, Jerry M. Sollinger, Stephanie Williamson
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Keywords: reliance, reserve, forces, increasing, constraint, service, personnel, potential, prior
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This report investigates the connection between the size of the active components and the readiness of the reserve components. Personnel who leave the active force provide an important source of experience for the reserves. Congress has passed legislation that directs sharply increased levels of prior service personnel for the Army National Guard. However, under current policies, it will be diffic......
ISBN: 0833039199, 9780833039194
Authors: Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Al Crego, Harry J. Thie, Margaret C. Harrell, Kimberly Curry Hall, Michael S. Tseng
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Keywords: joint, management, census, survey, officer, evidence, rdquo, new, ldquo
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Several recent studies, including a study authorized under the 2002 National Defense Authorization Act, have indicated the need for the Department of Defense (DoD) to update the practice, policy, and law applied to Joint Officer Management (JOM) and Joint Professional Military Education. In 2003, DoD asked the RAND Corporation to undertake an analysis that would provide guidance on officer trainin......
ISBN: 0833050079, 9780833050076
Authors: Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Julie A. Marsh, Jennifer Sloan Mccombs, Harry J. Thie, Nailing Xia, Jerry M. Sollinger
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Keywords: military, civilian, government, sectors, insights, leaders, health, care, developing
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The U.S. Department of Defense has highlighted the importance of preparing health care leaders to succeed in joint, performance-based environments. The current wartime environment, rising health care costs, and an increased focus on joint operations have led to recommendations for Military Health System (MHS) transformation. Part of that transformation will involve improving the identification and......
ISBN: 0833027530, 9780833027535
Authors: Margaret C. Harrell, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Jennifer Sloan Mccombs, Clifford M. Graf, Christopher Mckelvey, Jerry M. Sollinger
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Keywords: operations, forces, special, participation, minority, barriers
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This report assesses minority representation and recruiting in special operations forces (SOF). It examines the extent of underrepresentation of minorities in SOF and the reasons for it and provides recommendations to help improve such underrepresentation. The authors used personnel data from the U.S. Special Operations Command and the various component commands to portray the racial/ethnic compos......
ISBN: 0833046241, 9780833046246
Authors: Harry J. Thie, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Adam C. Resnick, Thomas Manacapilli, Daniel Gershwin, Andrew Baxter, Roland J. Yardley
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Keywords: study, military, surgical, technologists, case, personnel, interoperability, among, enlisted, medical, enhancing
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One way to enhance the interoperability of medical service personnel is by training service specialists to a common standard. A methodology is outlined for defining a common standard of practice (SOP) that can be applied to any enlisted medical specialty with the goal of consolidating training for enlisted military personnel across the services. The methodology involves three analytic tasks: Defin......
ISBN: 0833036475, 9780833036476
Authors: Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Jennifer Sloan Mccombs, Scott Naftel, Heather Barney, Hilary Darilek, Frederick Doolittle, Joseph Cordes
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Keywords: report, teachers, new, era, progress, year, teacher, education, first, reforming
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Teachers for a New Era (TNE) is an ambitious attempt to reform teacher education in selected institutions across the nation.TNE’s goal is to stimulate construction of excellent teacher education programs that are guided by a respect for evidence, are based on close collaboration between education and arts and sciences faculty, and have an integrated classroom component. RAND and MDRC are con......
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