"Many of those reductions came in the lower-grade positions, and so I'm now looking at this situation where I have more field-grade officer requirements than company-grade officer
requirements," he said.
ALDS provides a useful frame-work to address proposed changes to junior- and company-grade officer
"From the perspective of a young company-grade officer
looking up the chain of command, leadership has delivered conflicting messages'' on integrity and test performance, the report said.
The additional resources included the assignment of a field-grade officer with program management and contracting experience as the overall transition lead; three company-grade officers
with quality assurance and program management experience serving as FOB transition leads; and a company-grade officer
as transition operations officer to coordinate transition events and activities, assemble and analyze reports and data, and orchestrate meetings and coordination with the PC and IPC.
MI/Br 35 accessions are based on the number of company-grade officer
billets only, not based on the demand for field grade officers.
Prior to arriving at my TWI assignment with Landstar System, Inc., I wondered how I, as company-grade officer
, would benefit from spending a year with industry.
I used our current legacy logistics systems when I was a company-grade officer
growing up in the Army--that is how old they are!
Instilling this understanding among our Soldiers and junior NCOs is one of the vital roles the company-grade officer
plays in the execution of strategic landpower.
[In 2011, the Chief of Staff of the Army approved a restructuring of the officer grade plates to increase the number of company-grade officer
positions by 1,392 and decrease the number of field-grade officer positions by 2,208 (682 of which are lieutenant colonel positions) for a total decrease in officer positions of 816.]
The fiscal year 2018 VTIP in/out matrix supports my assertion that the logistics branch currently has enough company-grade officers
who can be useful to other branches of the Army.
The book is written for junior noncommissioned officers and company-grade officers
, but will also be of interest to academics.
For instance Saving Private Ryan is an extraordinary case study, but it reflects direct level leadership and is appropriate for junior NCOs and company-grade officers
. Apart from entertainment value, it has no real developmental benefit for senior NCOs or field grade officers.