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Nearly four decades after the introduction of the All Volunteer Force, the U.S. military has proven to be one of the best organizations in the world at recruiting and training great leaders, but the bureaucracy remains reliant on industrial era practices for promotions, evaluations, and job assignments. Has low retention of the best and brightest harmed national security? A new survey of West Point Graduates says “yes,” and points the way to reform. How can the U.S. armed forces incorporate modern innovations in personnel management? Dr. Kane suggests the Army needs to transition from the All Volunteer Force into an All Free Force, with higher pay, a climate for entrepreneurial leadership, and an end to central planning entirely. Join us as he and our panelists discuss these issues.
More About the Speakers
Timothy Kane, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Vice President, Robison International
Dr. Leonard Wong, LTC (Ret.)
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADCO)
James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow