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Status of Recommendations on Officers' Professional Military Education

NSIAD-91-122BR: Published: Mar 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1991.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined two Air Force schools' implementation of 36 recommendations made by a congressional panel on military education to improve professional military officer education programs.

GAO found that the: (1) Air Force intermediate school took actions to implement or partially implement 30 of the 31 applicable recommendations; (2) intermediate school had no plans to implement the use of officer efficiency reports instead of training reports, since it believed that training reports effectively reflected students' academic accomplishments against course objectives; (3) Air Force senior school took actions to implement or partially implement 29 of the 32 applicable recommendations; (4) senior school had no plans to implement the use of officer efficiency reports in place of training reports since it believed that training reports were better suited to the academic environment; (5) senior school had no plans to implement a faculty exchange program with the service academies, since faculty members from the academies lacked the necessary expertise in the senior school's curriculum; and (6) senior school had no plans to implement the distinguished graduate program at this time.

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