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  1. The 1991 Department of the Army Service Response Force exercise: Procedural Guide SRFX-91

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    Madore, M.A.; Thomson, R.S.; Haffenden, R.A.; Baldwin, T.E.; Meleski, S.A.


    This procedural guide was written to assist the US Army in planning for a chemical emergency exercise at Tooele Army Depot in Utah. The roles of various members of the emergency response community are described for various accident scenarios, and the relationships between the various responders are identified. For the June 1991 exercise at Tooele, the emergency response community includes the command structure at Tooele Army Depot; the US Army Service Response Force and other Department of Defense agencies; emergency response personnel from Tooele, Salt Lake, and Utah counties and municipal governments; the Utah Comprehensive Emergency Management Agency and other state agencies; and various federal agencies.

  2. Rear Area Security In The Field Army Service Area. (United States)


    his ma.jor subordinate Commanders, the arm support brigade commander. Rear are? ecurity doctrine requires the area coriander to coordin- ate unit...field army service area. Response The army support brigade coriander conducts phase I rear area security operations within the limits of current

  3. Union Directions - Army Response. (United States)


    York: 1985. 14. Craver, Charles B. "The Current and Future Status of Labor Organizations." Labor Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 4, April 1985. pp. 210-225...15. Devine, Donald J. "The Challenge to Federal Employees Today." Labor Law Journal, Vol. 37, July 1981, pp. 387-394. 16. Drucker, Peter J...The Uncertain Future of the Federal Civil Service, p. 171. 39. Charles B. Craver, "The Current and Future Status of Labor Organizations," Labor Law Journal

  4. U. S. Army Directory of Technical Information Holdings and Services. (United States)

    Vincent, Dale L.

    The directory identifies 111 Army sources of technical information that include 2200 specialized subject areas. The sources are indexed by subject matter, and name of holding, so that a searcher can find a description of all available indexed Army information services, with details on scope and size of collections, services available, and means of…

  5. Estimating active Army and Army Reserve competition for high quality recruits with other military services


    Demyanovich, James M.


    The analysis concentrated primarily on the recruiting of high quality recruits for the period FY 1987 through 2d Quarter FY 1995. The U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM) data used contained sufficiently accurate figures on Active Army and Army Reserve accessions. The data appears to represent a relatively accurate historical record of the number of non prior service enlistments into the Military Services, with the exception of the Air National Guard and Ai...

  6. Army Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services Contract (United States)


    Contracting personnel from the Army and other Federal agencies who are involved in information technology service acquisition decisions should read...IDIQ) contracts. The Inspector General (IG), DoD initiated the audit of the Army Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services (ITES-2S...contract because of the material impact this contract will have on the acquisition of information technology resources within DoD and the Federal Government

  7. The Army Primary Health Care Service: from foundation to future. (United States)

    Burgess, J


    Following the British Government's implementation of policies to improve quality and introduce clinical governance into healthcare delivery in the late 1990s, the British Army commissioned a study into how primary healthcare for the Regular Army should best be delivered in UK. The study recommended a unitary command structure, with more central control based upon a model of a main headquarters and seven regions. The change has been largely successful and has been subject to external scrutiny. Areas still to be developed include improving information management and benchmarking standards against the NHS, improvements in practice management, plus developments in occupational health and the nursing cadres. The forthcoming Strategic Defence and Security Review and other ongoing studies are likely to have a profound influence on how the current Army Primary Health Care Service develops.

  8. 32 CFR 516.14 - Service of process on DA or Secretary of Army. (United States)


    ... 32 National Defense 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Service of process on DA or Secretary of Army. 516.14 Section 516.14 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY AID OF... or Secretary of Army. The Chief, Litigation Division, shall accept service of process for...

  9. Legal Services: The Army Legal Assistance Program (United States)


    legal services providedpro bono publico are not always on a no-fee basis because a reduced fee for professional services may be permissible in such...y f o u n d w i t h i n a p r i n c i p a l residence. Pro bono publico Legal services provided by civilian attorneys “for the public good or activities, 3–6, 3–8 P r i v i l e g e , a t t o r n e y - c l i e n t , 3 – 8 , 4 – 3 , 4 – 8 , 5–5 Prisoners, 2–5 Pro bono publico , 3–7

  10. Results and analysis: a pilot study on quality of life of soldiers in the first response army

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    TANG Ming-xin; GUO Qiang; YAN Xiao-yan; GUO Peng-fei


    Objective:To explore the fundamental theory, methods and data of the quality of life (QOL) of soldiers and its influence factors in the first response army. Methods :Totally 215 soldiers in the first response army of a military area in China were inquired by using self-regulating questionnaire and WHOQOL-BREF (Chinese Edition). Results:WHOQOL-BREF had good acceptability, reliability and validity in the first response army. QOL of soldiers in the first response army was middling. The influencing factors of QOL of the soldiers in first army includes self-report health, different areas where the army men come from, different arms of services, whether only child in family. And the difference was statistically significant. Conclusion:WHOQOL-BREF is fit for evaluating the quality of life of soldiers in the first response army. There are differences of the quality of life among the soldiers in the first response army. So we should take appropriate measures to improve the soldiers' quality of life.

  11. Can Access to Data Prevent Army Suicides Identifying Optimal Response Strategies for Army Leaders (United States)


    Providers Collaboration between leaders and behavioral health providers is essential to preventing suicide . Some panelists emphatically stressed that...adolescents, service members and veterans, and minority populations. He has a specific interest in the epidemiology of suicide and its prevention...SUMMARY ■ Among the many efforts under way to prevent suicide in the U.S. Army is a program to develop an information system that would provide

  12. Complex Deployed Responsive Service (United States)

    Parry, Glenn; McLening, Marc; Caldwell, Nigel; Thompson, Rob

    A pizza restaurant must provide product, in the form of the food and drink, and service in the way this is delivered to the customer. Providing this has distinct operational challenges, but what if the restaurant also provides a home delivery service? The service becomes deployed as the customer is no-longer co-located with the production area. The business challenge is complicated as service needs to be delivered within a geographic region, to time or the pizza will be cold, and within a cost that is not ­prohibitive. It must also be responsive to short term demand; needing to balance the number of staff it has available to undertake deliveries against a forecast of demand.

  13. Managing the Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: Empirical Study of the Current Management Practices in the Army (United States)


    Managing the Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: Empirical Study of the Current Management Practices in the Army 21 September...Managing the Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: Empirical Study of the Current Management Practices in the Army 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b...Service Supply Chain , Services Acquisition, Service Lifecycle, Contract Management, Project Management, Program Management = = ^Åèìáëáíáçå=oÉëÉ~êÅÜ

  14. Response bias, weighting adjustments, and design effects in the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS). (United States)

    Kessler, Ronald C; Heeringa, Steven G; Colpe, Lisa J; Fullerton, Carol S; Gebler, Nancy; Hwang, Irving; Naifeh, James A; Nock, Matthew K; Sampson, Nancy A; Schoenbaum, Michael; Zaslavsky, Alan M; Stein, Murray B; Ursano, Robert J


    The Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS) is a multi-component epidemiological and neurobiological study designed to generate actionable recommendations to reduce US Army suicides and increase knowledge about determinants of suicidality. Three Army STARRS component studies are large-scale surveys: one of new soldiers prior to beginning Basic Combat Training (BCT; n = 50,765 completed self-administered questionnaires); another of other soldiers exclusive of those in BCT (n = 35,372); and a third of three Brigade Combat Teams about to deploy to Afghanistan who are being followed multiple times after returning from deployment (n = 9421). Although the response rates in these surveys are quite good (72.0-90.8%), questions can be raised about sample biases in estimating prevalence of mental disorders and suicidality, the main outcomes of the surveys based on evidence that people in the general population with mental disorders are under-represented in community surveys. This paper presents the results of analyses designed to determine whether such bias exists in the Army STARRS surveys and, if so, to develop weights to correct for these biases. Data are also presented on sample inefficiencies introduced by weighting and sample clustering and on analyses of the trade-off between bias and efficiency in weight trimming.

  15. [The army of the East and health services]. (United States)

    Guivarc'h, Marcel


    A medical disaster due to the failure of a plan intended to free Belfort by an army of 90 000 men, formed by Bourbaki in Nevers, joined in Besancon by 40 000 men from Lyon and from Dijon. Envisaged in three days, the regrouping lasts three weeks. A gigantic railway blocking, by an icy cold, leaves in the trains of the soldiers without food, of the horses without irons nor fodder. A third of manpower is from the start inapt for the fights. The utter exhaustion of the men don't make possible to exploit the success of Villersexel's battle (January 9), nor to cross Lizaine. The medical army officers joined those of the civil ambulances formed in South-east, and that of Pamard. The care given with delay on the covered with snow ground, in precarious shelters or encumbered hospitals, is summary. Cold, gelures, walk feet, infection, associated variola, are the cause of a high mortality: 8 500 died, and much of casualties. Ordered by Bourbaki, the dramatic routed to Switzerland by Pontarlier and the Cluse collar, under the Prussian shells will add 15 000 killed. The Swiss ones collect sick and wounded in 200 ambulances along the border, and on 87 000 men to be disarmed in 9 000 hospitalize. Pamard will remain until March 18 at the Pontarlier' hospital.

  16. Application of multimedia services in the broadband environment to improve logistic needs of the army

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    Radiša R. Stefanović


    Full Text Available The paper analyzes the flow of some multimedia services, and points to the possibility of applying some of the services in the broadband environment to improve the logistic needs of the army. The need to convey information in different forms (from text, data, graphics, still pictures to video motion pictures is increasing continually. Requests for information transfer in high resolution require increasing the flow to several dozens of Mb/s. Broadband represents the platform for a wide range of multimedia services. Each multimedia service requires a certain flow which can be partially decreased with advanced coding techniques.

  17. Broadcast Service Areas, Cable, Published in Not Provided, US Army. (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Broadcast Service Areas, Cable dataset as of Not Provided. Data by this publisher are often provided in Not Applicable coordinate system; in a Not Applicable...

  18. Statistical Process Control for Evaluating Contract Service at Army Installations (United States)


    Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161 12a. DISTRIBUTION/ AVAILABILTY STATEMENT 12b. DISTRIBUTION CODE Approved for...requirements. In addition to their usage in fault diagnosis and process improvement, process control methods are recommended for supporting acceptance

  19. The Inflexible Response. United States Army Mobilization Doctrine 1945 - 1951 (United States)


    his economy measures. Carl W. Borklund, Men of the Pentagon, From Forrcstal to McNamara (New York: Praeger, 1966), p.59; " Draft Calls Reduce...with the Korean War. );T zx 173 C. Books Berstein , Barton J., and Matusow, Alen J., ed. The Truman Administration: A Documentary History. --ew-York: ffa...Army 1944-1954. B. Books Berger, Carl . The Korea Knot. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1964. Political history of the Korean War

  20. [Catering services bases in the Russian army under military regulation of Peter the Great]. (United States)

    Konyshev, I S; adamenko, A M; Koshelev, V P


    At Peter I the regular army was organized and the system of target state deliveries to troops of the food is created. Provisioning and fodder was normalized as portion and ration. Portion was contained the products forpeoplefood, and ration - fodder for horses food who were used by the serviceman. Portion and ration unit was identical to all categories of the military personnel. Difference in food level consisted in that, how many portions and rations serviceman received. Up to the end of existence of Russian army in 1918 in each rota there were contractor and the cook who were engaged in foodstuff and cooking under sergeant-major and one of rota officers supervision. According to the Charter it was necessary to carry with respect and attention to officers and soldiers, their needs, including in the field of supply and catering services and providing with the food: Despite the lack of scientific justification, soldiers' nutrition was sufficient to provide fighting capacity of the Russian army.

  1. Military Services Fitness Database: Development of a Computerized Physical Fitness and Weight Management Database for the U.S. Army (United States)

    Williamson, Donald A.; Bathalon, Gaston P.; Sigrist, Lori D.; Allen, H. Raymond; Friedl, Karl E.; Young, Andrew J.; Martin, Corby K.; Stewart, Tiffany M.; Burrell, Lolita; Han, Hongmei; Hubbard, Van S.; Ryan, Donna


    The Department of Defense (DoD) has mandated development of a system to collect and manage data on the weight, percent body fat (%BF), and fitness of all military personnel. This project aimed to (1) develop a computerized weight and fitness database to track individuals and Army units over time allowing cross-sectional and longitudinal evaluations and (2) test the computerized system for feasibility and integrity of data collection over several years of usage. The computer application, the Military Services Fitness Database (MSFD), was designed for (1) storage and tracking of data related to height, weight, %BF for the Army Weight Control Program (AWCP) and Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) scores and (2) generation of reports using these data. A 2.5-year pilot test of the MSFD indicated that it monitors population and individual trends of changing body weight, %BF, and fitness in a military population. PMID:19216292

  2. [The historical experience of therapeutic service in the Army and Navy during the Great Patriotic War]. (United States)

    Ovchinnikov, Yu V


    The author presents the experience of therapeutic services of the army and navy during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) and its importance for the present. This experience became a-general methodological framework-for the development of principles for the organization of work of military physicians in a modern warfare and the application of new weapons. The history of development, aims and objectives of the new section of Military Medicine--the Military Field Therapy as a unified system of organization and delivery of health care to servicemen based on the principles of a unified military field medical doctrine. A problem of organization of new health facilities (hospitals, hospital databases), their acquisition of trained personnel, especially the structure of internal medicine in the war years, the treatment and the early rehabilitation of wounded and sick, between the military and civilian medical institutions-is highlighted. There is an information that 90.6%, or more than 6.5 million soldiers and officers who were treated in hospitals with various diseases, were returned to duty. The experience of the medical service in World War II and the actual demand and is now planning for a package of measures aimed at further improvement of the health status of military-personnel.

  3. Mission and Installation Contracting Command Services Acquisition: Empirical Analysis of Army Service Contract Management Practices (United States)


    The two theories we discuss are the agency and transaction cost theory. We present the conceptual framework of these theories and discuss how... transaction cost theory takes into account indirect costs associated with a product or service (Williamson, 2010). In application, analyzing the costs...explanation for why LPTA was the preferred method can be attributed to the transaction cost theory, which may explain why contracting offices may

  4. Mission and Installation Contracting Command Services Acquisition: Empirical Analysis of Army Service Contract Management Practices (United States)


    reform procurement and oversight of services acquisition. Furthermore, another important motive for reform is the current budget crisis the United...63 154 ch i ‐square d  S tat 13.6206 d f 1 p ‐value    0.0002 ch i ‐square d   Critica l   3.8415 Use  o f  IGEs  fo r Contracts  Ove r $  100K

  5. A Cost Analysis for Deciding Service Levels in Korean Army with a Constraint for Single Period (United States)


    LEVELS IN KOREAN ARMY WITH A CONSTRAINT FOR SINGLE PERIOD by Yoo, Choong Keun Major, Republic of Korea Army B.S., Korea Military Academy, 1981...Sciences ABSTRACT Since the Korean War there has been a fierce military competition between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People’s...Republic of Korea (DPRK). The DPRK has committed over 10 percent of its GNP since 1963 to defense expenditures, whereas, the ROK has spent a relatively

  6. United States Army Annual Financial Statement FY00. The Army in Transformation Responsive to the Needs of the Nation (United States)


    291,047 Legend for Valuation Methods: Adjusted LAC = Latest Acquisition Cost, adjusted for holding gains and losses NRV = Net Realizable Value SP...Revaluation Allowance is the total difference between standard inventory values and either histori- cal cost or net realizable value . Inventory, Net is...approximate historical cost or net realizable value . 107 FY00 Army Annual Financial Statement Notes to Principal Statements 4. Other Information

  7. Army Overdependency on Contractors (United States)


    Army Overdependency on Contrators EWS 2005 Subject Area Topical Issues Contemporary Issues Paper Submitted by Captain HL Morris...aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to Washington Headquarters Services , Directorate for Information... service would not be interrupted if the contractor failed to perform. The guidelines also mandated that the Army had to be capable of providing

  8. Air Weather Service Support to the United States Army Tet and the Decade After (United States)


    Emdo API Scott API Virginia Gem’Jew Alke ltnl Provide or Provides or himods or Ftevides or Provde o oranges for anugu for eworgss for elsgsfor oerr’s...confessed that it was a rein- carnation , really, a realization among Army commanders reborn with each war but buried during peace- Cot Edwin E. Carnel time

  9. Impact response of US Army and National Football League helmet pad systems

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    Moss, W C; King, M J


    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [LLNL] was tasked to compare the impact response of NFL helmet pad systems and U.S. Army pad systems compatible with an Advanced Combat Helmet [ACH] at impact velocities up to 20 ft/s. This was a one-year study funded by the U.S. Army and JIEDDO. The Army/JIEDDO point of contact is COL R. Todd Dombroski, DO, JIEDDO Surgeon. LLNL was chosen by committee to perform the research based on prior published computational studies of the mechanical response of helmets and skulls to blast. Our collaborators include the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory [USAARL] (a DoD laboratory responsible for impact testing helmets), Team Wendy and Oregon Aero (current and former ACH pad manufacturers), Riddell and Xenith (NFL pad manufacturers), and d3o (general purpose sports pad manufacturer). The manufacturer-supplied pad systems that were studied are shown in the figure below. The first two are the Army systems, which are bilayer foam pads with both hard and soft foam and a water-resistant airtight wrapper (Team Wendy) or a water-resistant airtight coating (Oregon Aero). The next two are NFL pad systems. The Xenith system consists of a thin foam pad and a hollow air-filled cylinder that elastically buckles under load. The Riddell system is a bilayer foam pad that is encased in an inflatable airbag with relief channels to neighboring pads in the helmet. The inflatable airbag is for comfort and provides no enhancement to impact mitigation. The d3o system consists of a rate-sensitive homogeneous dense foam. LLNL performed experiments to characterize the material properties of the individual foam materials and the response of the complete pad systems, to obtain parameters needed for the simulations. LLNL also performed X-ray CT scans of an ACH helmet shell that were used to construct a geometrically accurate computational model of the helmet. Two complementary sets of simulations were performed. The first set of simulations reproduced the

  10. Impact response of US Army and National Football League helmet pad systems

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    Moss, W C; King, M J


    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [LLNL] was tasked to compare the impact response of NFL helmet pad systems and U.S. Army pad systems compatible with an Advanced Combat Helmet [ACH] at impact velocities up to 20 ft/s. This was a one-year study funded by the U.S. Army and JIEDDO. The Army/JIEDDO point of contact is COL R. Todd Dombroski, DO, JIEDDO Surgeon. LLNL was chosen by committee to perform the research based on prior published computational studies of the mechanical response of helmets and skulls to blast. Our collaborators include the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory [USAARL] (a DoD laboratory responsible for impact testing helmets), Team Wendy and Oregon Aero (current and former ACH pad manufacturers), Riddell and Xenith (NFL pad manufacturers), and d3o (general purpose sports pad manufacturer). The manufacturer-supplied pad systems that were studied are shown in the figure below. The first two are the Army systems, which are bilayer foam pads with both hard and soft foam and a water-resistant airtight wrapper (Team Wendy) or a water-resistant airtight coating (Oregon Aero). The next two are NFL pad systems. The Xenith system consists of a thin foam pad and a hollow air-filled cylinder that elastically buckles under load. The Riddell system is a bilayer foam pad that is encased in an inflatable airbag with relief channels to neighboring pads in the helmet. The inflatable airbag is for comfort and provides no enhancement to impact mitigation. The d3o system consists of a rate-sensitive homogeneous dense foam. LLNL performed experiments to characterize the material properties of the individual foam materials and the response of the complete pad systems, to obtain parameters needed for the simulations. LLNL also performed X-ray CT scans of an ACH helmet shell that were used to construct a geometrically accurate computational model of the helmet. Two complementary sets of simulations were performed. The first set of simulations reproduced the

  11. Honours service-learning & civic responsibility

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    Trae Stewart


    Full Text Available 800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Universities have been urged to prepare graduates for successful professional lives and fulfilling lives as civically responsible citizens. Pedagogies of engagement, like service-learning, are touted as one means to achieve these goals. Connections between first-year experience and service-learning programs have been slow to develop. Further, empirical studies on service-learning in university honours education are similarly scarce. This article examines first-semester honours postsecondary students' sense of civic responsibility before and after completing a service-learning program linking a course on the Evolution of Community to direct volunteerism in struggling schools. Based on pre-post-responses (n=119 to the Level III-Civic Responsibility Survey, analysis of variance with repeated measures showed that participants' sense of civic responsibility was significantly increased over time on each of the dependent variables (i.e., community connectedness, civic attitudes, civic efficacy. Community connectedness scores increased significantly at the .005 level, F(1, 118 = 9.703, p = .002. The changes in civic attitudes and civic efficacy scores were extremely significant at the .0005 level, F(1, 118 = 14.498, p < .0005 and F(1, 118 = 23.56, p < .0005, respectively.

  12. Complexity and Army Transformation (United States)

    Calhoun, Mark T.

    On 12 Octther 1999, the U.S. Army began a journey down a new path to innovation, when General Eric Shinseki presented his vision of Army Transformation at the 45th annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army. In this speech, General Shinseki described the Army as an organization consisting of heavy forces with excellent staying power but poor strategic responsiveness, light forces with excellent responsiveness but poor staying power, and a logistics system with an excessively large footprint. His proposed solution, a comprehensive change of the Army resulting in full-spectrum dominance and strategic responsiveness, would occur so quickly as to "be unnerving to some." [Shinseki. 1999] While this prediction has turned out in some ways to be true, it is not necessarily the speed of change that is unnerving to many of the people studying Army Transformation.

  13. Distributed Common Ground System Army Increment 1 (DCGS-A Inc 1) (United States)


    requirements and business case assessments. In 2002, the Army consolidated the critical requirements in nine families of fielded systems and included...for MAIS Programs 3 Program Information 4 Responsible Office 4 References 4 Program Description 5 Business Case 6 Program Status...Description Distributed Common Ground System–Army (DCGS-A) is the Army Service component of the DoD DCGS Family of Systems and the Defense Intelligence

  14. Conscription in the Afghan Army. Compulsory Service Versus an All Volunteer Force (United States)


    of Developing Nations: A Comparative Analysis oflndia and Nigeria ," Aimed Forcesand Society, Vol. 19, No. 1 Fall 1992, pp. 123-137 (131). 70 Barua...Military of Developing Nations: A Compara- tive Analysis of India and Nigeria ," Armed Eorces and Society, Vol. 19, No. 1, Fall 1992. "Egypt Protests: Army...Camp Leather - neck, 03 Dec 2010 Members of 215’’’ Corps Embedded Advisor Team, Camp Shorabak, 03 Dec 2010 Advisor to 215" Corps Inspector General, Camp Shorabak, 03 Dec 2010 58

  15. Fiscal Year 2014 United States Army Corps of Engineers -Civil Works Annual Financial Report: Maintaining Readiness Through Fiscal Responsibility (United States)


    Compensation Act benefits. The Department of the Army (DA) actuarial liability for workers’ compensation benefits is developed by the Department of...Works) 3 Message from the USACE Chief Financial Officer 5 Management’s Discussion and Analysis 7 Civil Works Program Principal Financial Statements...and responsive development and management of the Nation’s water resources; (2) protect, restore, and manage the aquatic environment; and (3) provide

  16. Microhabitat and body size effects on heat tolerance: implications for responses to climate change (army ants: Formicidae, Ecitoninae). (United States)

    Baudier, Kaitlin M; Mudd, Abigail E; Erickson, Shayna C; O'Donnell, Sean


    1. Models that predict organismal and population responses to climate change may be improved by considering ecological factors that affect species thermal tolerance. Species differences in microhabitat use can expose animals to diverse thermal selective environments at a given site and may cause sympatric species to evolve different thermal tolerances. 2. We tested the hypothesis that species differences in body size and microhabitat use (above- vs. below-ground activity) would correspond to differences in thermal tolerance (maximum critical temperatures: CTmax ). Thermal buffering effects of soil can reduce exposure to extreme high temperatures for below-ground active species. We predicted larger-bodied individuals and species would have higher CTmax and that species mean CTmax would covary positively with degree of above-ground activity. We used Neotropical army ants (Formicidae: Ecitoninae) as models. Army ants vary in microhabitat use from largely subterranean to largely above-ground active species and are highly size polymorphic. 3. We collected data on above- and below-ground temperatures in habitats used by army ants to test for microhabitat temperature differences, and we conducted CTmax assays for army ant species with varying degrees of surface activity and with different body sizes within and between species. We then tested whether microhabitat use was associated with species differences in CTmax and whether microhabitat was a better predictor of CTmax than body size for species that overlapped in size. 4. Microhabitat use was a highly significant predictor of species' upper thermal tolerance limits, both for raw data and after accounting for the effects of phylogeny. Below-ground species were more thermally sensitive, with lower maximum critical temperatures (CTmax ). The smallest workers within each species were the least heat tolerant, but the magnitude of CTmax change with body size was greater in below-ground species. Species-typical microhabitat

  17. 78 FR 44523 - Burned Area Emergency Response, Forest Service (United States)


    ... Forest Service RIN 0596-AC73 Burned Area Emergency Response, Forest Service AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA... Service is correcting a notice of interim directive that appeared in the Federal Register of June 6, 2013... Area Emergency Response revisions. This correction lists the Web site for the interim directive and...

  18. Development of a Facility Management and Improvement Manual for Army Service Schools. (United States)


    RE D R C RD 7.. RADER F SERVICE WINDOW "’’iPAPER L SUPPLY DESK b a x b- sq. ft. required a,12 ft. b, 18 ft. 12 x 18- 216 sq. ft. Figure C-3. An...voltage from 480 to 120/208 for convenience outlets. Primary elec- tric service should be placed underground . Cables should feed from the nearest pole

  19. 提高陆军战术运输勤务演习效益对策研究%Research on Improve Army Tactics Transportation Service Exercises

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    刘冰; 袁富国; 姚爱祥; 李强; 曾令国


    通过对当前我陆军战术运输勤务演习存在问题的剖析,就如何提高陆军战术运输勤务演习效益,从演习准备、演习重难点问题演练、演习组训方式、演习评估四个方面进行了对策探讨。%Based on the analysis of the current problems of the army tactics transportation service exercises,this paper explored some countermeasures to Improve army tactics transportation service exercises,such as preparing exercises,exercising important and difficult subjects,exercising the ways and means of training,and evaluating exercises.

  20. The Lord’s Resistance Army: The U.S. Response (United States)


    August 4, 2011. 6 U.N. document S/PRST/2011/21 [Presidential Statement], November 14, 2011. 7 Kenneth Roth /Human Rights Watch (HRW), “A Plan B for...Allen. Zed Books: 2006. 24 Andre Le Sage, “Countering the Lord’s Resistance Army in Central Africa,” Strategic Forum, July 2011. Sudan and the LRA

  1. Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: Drivers of Acquisition Management Practices in the Army (United States)


    corhb/Files/Training_Reference_Guidance/ACC%20Pamph let%2070-1%20Final%20Sig%20032610.pdf Williamson, O. E. (1979). Transaction - cost economics: The...Theory and Principal-Agent Problem – Transaction Cost Economics – Service Operations Management – Contractual Theory: How contracts are planned

  2. Establishment of a Separate Psychology Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (United States)


    Sheila Forsythe, Barbara J. Morgan); the Department of Psychology at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland (CAPT Frank Mullins and...Services w2 1l have to be configured to specific staffs, available resources, and missions. To enhance leadership opportunities and carper rr𔄁-0ssion fe

  3. 7 CFR 654.18 - Natural Resources Conservation Service responsibility. (United States)


    ... 7 Agriculture 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Natural Resources Conservation Service responsibility... Federal Financially-Assisted Projects § 654.18 Natural Resources Conservation Service responsibility. The Natural Resources Conservation Service will assist the sponsor(s) in developing a watershed or...

  4. Fiscal Year 2014 United States Army Annual Financial Report: Maintaining Readiness Through Fiscal Responsibility (United States)


    categorized as OM&S rather than general equipment. The Army General Fund recognizes excess, obsolete, and unserviceable OM&S at a net realizable value of...recognizes excess, obsolete, and unserviceable inventory at net realizable value of $0 pending development of an effective means of valuing such materiel...Cost NRV= Net Realizable Value MAC = Moving Average Cost SP = Standard Price LCM = Lower of Cost or Market AC = Actual Cost FIFO = First-In-First

  5. 78 FR 34031 - Burned Area Emergency Response, Forest Service (United States)


    ...; ] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service RIN 0596-AC73 Burned Area Emergency Response, Forest Service AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of interim directive; request for public comment. SUMMARY: The Forest Service is issuing an interim directive to guide its employees in revised procedures for...

  6. 为军服务模式的创新与效果评价%Innovation and Effect Evaluation on Medical Service Mode for the Army

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    The article summarized the basic methods of innovating the mode of serving the army.Through the mode innovation, the quality of service the army was getting better and better, the sanatorium was functioning adequate-ly, the general mood of sanatorium was purified,the management of sanatorium became more scientific and standardized.%总结为军服务模式持续创新的基本做法。通过模式创新,为军服务质量越来越好、疗养院的功能作用得到充分发挥、疗养院内部风气得到净化、疗养院管理更加科学规范。

  7. How Source Affects Response to Public Service Advertising. (United States)

    Lynn, Jerry R.; And Others


    Reports that public service advertising attributed to the Advertising Council elicited higher message ratings than did public service advertising attributed to a commercial source, a noncommercial source, or no source; however, it produced the lowest behavioral responses. (GT)

  8. Understanding consumer response to service guarantees

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    Taylor, E.L.; Cole, J.M.


    Whether the goal is customer loyalty to a competitive energy service provider or customer satisfaction with monopoly distribution services, service guarantees must be seen as one way a company can communicate with its customers about the relationship it has (or wants) with them. In short, service guarantees must be evaluated as part of a company's overall brand management strategy. To do this, a conceptual framework within which to develop and link models of service delivery and brand management is needed. This means seeing both as examples of inference management. In this article the authors first interpret findings from their research on utility service guarantees in light of the model of service delivery proposed by Smith, Bolton, and Wagner. The authors then situate this model within their own model of utility brand management. The resulting approach can be used by a utility to evaluate whether and how to adopt service guarantees as part of its overall branding strategy.

  9. The Effects of a Customer Service Initiative at Moncrief Army Community Hospital (United States)


    Carlsmith, 1959). The theory further suggests: a) dissonance is psychologically uncomfortable enough to motivate people to achieve consonance , and b...response rates 13 Cognitive dissonance theory 14 Purpose 14 METHODS AND PROCEDURES 16 RESULTS 23 HI (ICE Card Overall Satisfaction) test...finding will become crucial to the utility of the ICE card initiative regardless of the outcomes of the surveys. Cognitive dissonance theory

  10. Congestion Service Facilities Location Problem with Promise of Response Time

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    Dandan Hu


    Full Text Available In many services, promise of specific response time is advertised as a commitment by the service providers for the customer satisfaction. Congestion on service facilities could delay the delivery of the services and hurts the overall satisfaction. In this paper, congestion service facilities location problem with promise of response time is studied, and a mixed integer nonlinear programming model is presented with budget constrained. The facilities are modeled as M/M/c queues. The decision variables of the model are the locations of the service facilities and the number of servers at each facility. The objective function is to maximize the demands served within specific response time promised by the service provider. To solve this problem, we propose an algorithm that combines greedy and genetic algorithms. In order to verify the proposed algorithm, a lot of computational experiments are tested. And the results demonstrate that response time has a significant impact on location decision.

  11. Operational Use of the US Army Reserve in Foreign Disaster Relief to Support the United States Government’s Strategic Use of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (United States)


    in military operations over the last two decades are foundational for the USAR’s institutional agility and flexibility. Reservists are also...Assistance and Disaster Response A Monograph by MAJ Kelly J. Pajak United States Army Reserve School of Advanced Military ...PERFORMING ORG REPORT NUMBER 9. SPONSORING / MONITORING AGENCY NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Advanced Operational Arts Studies Fellowship, Advanced Military

  12. Responsibility loadings for dental services by general dentists

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    Spencer A John


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Responsibility loadings determine relative value units of dental services that translate services into a common scale of work effort. The aims of this paper were to elicit responsibility loadings for a subset of dental services and to relate responsibility loadings to ratings of importance of the components of responsibility. Methods Responsibility loadings and ratings of components of responsibility were collected using mailed questionnaires from a random sample of Australian private general practice dentists in 2007 (response rate = 77%. Results Median responsibility loadings were 1.25 for an initial oral examination and for a 3+-surface amalgam restoration, 1.50 for a simple extraction and for root canal obturation (single canal, and 1.75 for subgingival curettage (per quadrant. Across the five services coefficients from a multivariate logit model showed that ratings of importance of knowledge (0.34, dexterity (0.24, physical effort (0.28 and mental effort (0.48 were associated with responsibility loadings (P Conclusions The elicited median responsibility loadings showed agreement with previous estimates indicating convergent validity. Components of responsibility were associated with loadings indicating that components can explain and predict responsibility aspects of dental service provision.

  13. Is the British Army medical grading functional assessment tool effective? (United States)

    Mackie, Isobel


    Decision Support Aids (DSAs) have been widely used throughout industry and one (known as Table 7) is available to support British Army Medical Officers (MOs) grade soldiers against the Joint Medical Employment Standards. It is unknown how useful this DSA is in practice. An electronic questionnaire was distributed to British Army MOs working within Defence Primary Care facilities enquiring about MOs views on the usefulness of the DSA. Although the response rate was low, informative data were obtained. Between a half and a third of respondents felt that their judgement was affected in the application of the grading system when there were career implications to the grading MOs felt that the DSA allowed subjectivity in the grading. The results of this research suggest that although minor changes to Table 7 may improve service provision, an improvement in training in the application of Table 7 would be of greater benefit to the quality of occupational health service provision in the British Army.

  14. Distributed Common Ground System - Army Increment 2 (DCGS-A Inc 2) (United States)


    Definition Package will be developed to support this increment and aligned with the business case. Firm , Fixed Price Feasibility: The determination of...for MAIS Programs 3 Program Information 4 Responsible Office 4 References 4 Program Description 5 Business Case 5 Program...Distributed Common Ground System–Army (DCGS-A) is the Army Service component of the DoD DCGS Family of Systems and the Defense Intelligence Information

  15. La Sanidad en la Base Antártica del E.T. "Gabriel de Castilla" The Medical Service in the Army's Antarctic Base "Gabriel de Castilla"

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    F. De Diego Lousa


    the First International Polar Year (1887-1888, the 75th Anniversary of the Second International Polar Year (1932-1933 and the 50th Anniversary of the International Geophysical Year (1957-1958 which led to the establishment of the SCAR and the Antarctic Treaty. The IPY 2007-2009 is promoted by the International Council for Science (ICSU and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO. Spain has actively participated, for the first time, in this event with the first Arctic Campaign of the BIO "Hespérides" and the two operational Antarctic bases. For the Army's Antarctic base "Gabriel de Castilla" the year 2008 is special as it combines the celebration of the IPY with the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Spanish presence in Deception Island. It was in 1988 when the first shelter was established, although it was not considered an Antarctic Base until 1998. The aim of this article is to present the Environment and Health fields, as they are called in the structure of the Army Antarctic Campaign and which are the responsibility of Medical Service officers, as well as commemorate this significant date and remember the participants in the different Antarctic Campaigns.

  16. The Influence of Training, Reluctance, Efficacy, and Stigma on Suicide Intervention Behavior Among NCOs in the Army and Marine Corps. (United States)

    Ayer, Lynsay; Ramchand, Rajeev; Geyer, Lily; Burgette, Lane; Kofner, Aaron


    The Army and Marine Corps have consistently experienced the highest rates of suicide relative to the other services. In both the Army and Marine Corps, the service members responsible for identifying and referring individuals at risk for suicide are called "gatekeepers" and are typically noncommissioned officers (NCOs). We used structural equation modeling on survey responses from 1184 Army soldiers and 796 marines to estimate the relationships between training, intervention efficacy, reluctance, and mental health stigma on NCO intervention behaviors. Efficacy and reluctance were independently associated with intervention behaviors, and stigma was only associated with intervention behaviors among Army NCOs. Study results suggest that while quantity of training may help NCOs feel more confident about their ability to intervene, other efforts such as changing training content and delivery mode (e.g., interactive vs. didactic training) may be necessary in order to reduce reluctance and stigma to intervene with service members at risk for suicide.

  17. Service to the Nation, Strength for the Future. Fiscal Year 2013 United States Army Annual Financial Report (United States)


    recognizes excess, obsolete, and unserviceable OM&S at a net realizable value of $0 pending development of an effective means of valuing such materiel...0 NRV D. Total $ 31,059,913 $ (235,838) $ 30,824,075 Legend for Valuation Methods: LAC = Latest Acquisition Cost NRV = Net Realizable Value MAC...Financial Improvement Plan have been addressed. The Army WCF recognizes excess, obsolete, and unserviceable inventory at net realizable value of $0

  18. Bioethics: New Responsibility for Human Service Administrators. (United States)

    Burke, Rebecca

    The paper highlights the poignancy with which problems and issues surface as the fields of special education and bioethics (the combination of ethics and the life sciences) intersect, and touches upon professionals' responsibility for protection of the persons in their care. (Author/SBH)

  19. Army Training. Management Initiatives Needed To Enhance Reservists' Training. Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Military Personnel and Compensation, Committee on Armed Services. (United States)

    General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of National Security and International Affairs.

    A study was made to determine the extent to which Army reservists (the National Guard and the Army Reserve) are training in critical tasks and battlefield survival and to identify the factors affecting this training. Information was gathered by interviewing officials at headquarters offices, analyzing overall Army training information, and…

  20. 2007 Army Modernization Plan (United States)


    leaders grounded in leadership and fi eld cra , regardless of branch, who embody the Army Values and the Warrior Ethos and who are physically and...Survivability: “ Shoot and scoot” tactics; improved ballistic and NBC protection • Responsive fi res: Capable of fi ring within 45 seconds from a

  1. Thoughts on the army-civilian Integrated rapid delivery system of mobile medical service units%机动卫勤分队军民融合式快速投送体系思考

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    任芳宁; 夏梦; 鱼敏


    军队应急机动卫勤分队是我军卫勤保障体系的重要组成部分,本文在对其性质、特点和要求进行分析的基础上,针对其所面临的多样化军事任务卫勤保障需要,指出了构建军民融合式快速投送体系的必要性与可行性;结合我军机动卫勤分队投送现状以及我国信息化交通运输事业发展所取得的巨大成就,借鉴了国内外军民融合式发展的先进经验,对军民融合式快速投送体系在机动卫勤分队中构建的重要内容进行了深刻的思考。%As the integrative part of military medical security system, the emergency mobile medical units carry out responsibilities for both multi-military and non-military tasks. Based on its own nature and characteristics, this paper focused on necessity and feasibility of establishing the army-civilian Integrative rapid delivery system. A deeper thought on that is given based current situation of the mobile medical service units, the development of Chinese transportation, as well as advanced experiences of the army-civilian Integrative development obtained at home and abroad.

  2. A Service-Oriented Framework Supporting Ubiquitous Disaster Response (United States)

    Amoretti, Michele; Laghi, Maria Chiara; Conte, Gianni

    The synergy of ubiquitous computing and service-oriented technologies may lead to efficient, pervasive and dependable solutions in the challenging context of emergency management. Recently, novel paradigms have been proposed, most of them envisioning arbitrary pairs of peer application entities communicating and providing services directly with each other and to users. In order to enforce these paradigms even to systems which include devices with limited processing and storage resources, lightweight middleware components are required. We illustrate how this is provided by JXTA-SOAP, a portable software component supporting peer-to-peer sharing of Web Services, and we show how it can be used to implement disaster response software applications.

  3. The French Army and British Army Crimean War Reforms

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    Anthony Dawson


    Full Text Available French army logistics of the Crimean War are generally considered to have been better organized than their British counterpart. This sometimes erroneous belief was fuelled by letters home (from officers and men as well as by the reporting of various ‘special correspondents’ in the Crimea, and created an emotional response favourable to the ordinary soldier and, in particular, towards the French. This then became the basis for arguments for reform of the British army in the military and domestic press and in Parliament. Clamour for reform on French lines led to official studies being made of the French army, especially of logistics, officer education, and even uniforms. The French army, however, was little understood and the resulting ephemeral corps-style units (such as Land Transport Corps, Army Work Corps, and Mounted Staff Corps were quickly found faulty. In fact, official study of the French army often had little or no effect on the major reforms of the war. Emulation of the French was ultimately short-lived and of little effect; the favourable perception of the French was based on short-term emotional response and, indeed, the desire for army reform had its sting drawn with the establishment of the Roebuck Committee. Post-war retrenchment and success in the Indian Mutiny would stifle what was left of the reform debate.

  4. Report of the Department of the Army Officer Education and Training Review Board (United States)


    technical services, and other senior officers on high level logistical commands and staffs. The Board finds that limited instruction in this area of logistica ...George F. Jones. Comdt US Army Transportation School Col t,. William Lyon, Comdt Col Vernon K..Johnson, Asilt Coridt Walter Reed Army Institute of...Army Security Agency School. 126 DRAFT .(17) U. S. Army Signal School. (18) U. S. Army Southeastern Signal School. (19) U. S. Army Transportation

  5. Social Responsability, Depolitisation and the Current Civil Service in Yugoslavia

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    Zelijko SEVIC


    Full Text Available This paper looks at the broad theoretical issues of social responsibility vis-a-vis depolitisation in Contemporary Civil Service Systems. A clear distinction has been established between the existing models of Public Administration from a politicoadministrative perspective. The paper argues for larger involvement of non-governmental organisations (NGOs in the national policy-making process, and for the promotion of civil education amongst citizens. It also argues for more appropriate and socially responsible Public Administration, capable of meeting the increasing demand from citizens and a modern society. Finally, different theoretical ideas developed in the first part of the paper are applied to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia's Civil Service(s in a case study.

  6. Conceptual Design for the Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) (United States)

    Battaglin, W. A.; Langtimm, C. A.; Adams, M. J.; Gallant, A. L.; James, D. L.


    In 2000, the President of the United States (US) and Congress directed Department of Interior (DOI) agencies to develop a program for monitoring trends in amphibian populations on DOI lands and to conduct research into causes of declines. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) was given lead responsibility for planning and implementing the Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management. The program objectives are to (1) establish a network for monitoring the status and distribution of amphibian species on DOI lands; (2) identify and monitor environmental conditions known to affect amphibian populations; (3) conduct research on causes of amphibian population change and malformations; and (4) provide information to resource managers, policy makers, and the public in support of amphibian conservation. The ARMI program will integrate research efforts of USGS, other Federal, and non-federal herpetologists, hydrologists, and geographers across the Nation. ARMI will conduct a small number (~20) of intensive research efforts (for example, studies linking amphibian population changes to hydrologic conditions) and a larger number (~50) of more generalized inventory and monitoring studies encompassing broader areas such as NPS units. ARMI will coordinate with and try to augment other amphibian inventory studies such as the National Amphibian Atlas and the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program. ARMI will develop and test protocols for the standardized collection of amphibian data and provide a centrally managed database designed to simplify data entry, retrieval, and analysis. ARMI pilot projects are underway at locations across the US.

  7. Response Time Optimization for Replica Selection Service in Data Grids

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    Husni H.E. AL-Mistarihi


    Full Text Available Problem Statement: Data Grid architecture provides a scalable infrastructure for grid services in order to manage data files and their corresponding replicas that were distributed across the globe. The grid services are designed to support a variety of data grid applications (jobs and projects. Replica selection is a high-level service that chooses a replica location from among many distributed replicas with the minimum response time for the users' jobs. Estimating the response time accurately in the grid environment is not an easy task. The current systems expose high response time in selecting the required replicas because the response time is estimated by considering the data transfer time only. Approach: We proposed a replica selection system that selects the best replica location for the users' running jobs in a minimum response time that can be estimated by considering new factors besides the data transfer time, namely, the storage access latency and the replica requests that waiting in the storage queue. Results: The performance of the proposed system was compared with a similar system that exists in the literature namely, SimpleOptimiser. The simulation results demonstrated that our system performed better than the SimpleOptimiser on an average of 6%. Conclusions: The proposed system can select the best replica location in a lesser response time than the SimpleOptimise. The efficiency of the proposed system is 6% higher than the SimpleOptimise. The efficiency level has a high impact on the quality of service that is perceived by grid users in a data grid environment where the data files are relatively big. For example, the data files produced from the scientific applications are of the size hundreds of Terabytes.

  8. Demand Response Resources for Energy and Ancillary Services (Presentation)

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    Hummon, M.


    Demand response (DR) resources present a potentially important source of grid flexibility particularly on future systems with high penetrations of variable wind an solar power generation. However, DR in grid models is limited by data availability and modeling complexity. This presentation focuses on the co-optimization of DR resources to provide energy and ancillary services in a production cost model of the Colorado test system. We assume each DR resource can provide energy services by either shedding load or shifting its use between different times, as well as operating

  9. Army Contracting: Training and Guidance Needed to Ensure Appropriate Use of the Option to Extend Services Clause (United States)


    value reported in FPDS-NG Computer support Services 12 months 12 months --First extension: 6 months --Second extension: 6 months $14.5 million...extensions are included below: • A sole-source bridge contract to provide computer support services such as hosting, computer operations, application...order. Call for additional information. Connect with GAO on Facebook , Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube. Subscribe to our RSS Feeds or E-mail Updates

  10. Design of Shore-range Psychotherapy and Self-service System for the Army%军人短程心理治疗自助系统设计

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    赵汉清; 过伟; 李宁; 余海鹰; 苏宗荣


    探索建立一套帮助部队心理医师进行短程心理治疗和自助维护军人心理健康的应用系统。短程心理治疗系统由访谈计划、相关作业和实验、诊断标准4个模块构成,通过20次访谈,根据情绪认知成长理论引导治疗者进行规范操作。心理自助系统由认识情绪、理解情绪和自助视频3个模块构成,根据认知原理对自己的负性情绪进行重新认识,并可正确地理解和帮助身边有心理疾病者。经部队心理医师使用可以顺利地完成治疗过程,并获得了较好的效果。自助系统经部队116个心理咨询室使用,可有效地缓解求助者的负性情绪。系统将临床心理医师的经验转化成容易掌握的治疗工具,且设计合理,展示形式多样,操作简单,携带方便,为部队开展专业化心理服务提供了一种实用的辅助工具。%Explore the establishment of a set of help troops psychological doctor to undertake short-term psychotherapy and application system for self-help of army soldier's mental health.Short term psychotherapy sys-tem is part for interview program, the related work and experimental, diagnostic classification and standard of 4 modules.Through the 20 interviews, to regulate the operation according to the cognitive development theory of emo-tion to guide therapy.Mental self-help system consists of understanding emotions, understanding emotions and video of 3 modules.According to the cognitive theory to re-know the negative emotions of their own, and correctly understand and help with mental disease patients.The army psychiatrist can successfully completed the course of treatment, and get good effect.Self-service system is used by 116 psychological consultation room, can effectively ease the negative emotional seeking help.The system changes psychological doctor's experience to easy treatment tool.The system has reasonable design, display a variety of forms, simple operation and

  11. Alternative Approaches for Incentivizing the Frequency Responsive Reserve Ancillary Service

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    Ela, E.; Milligan, M.; Kirby, B.; Tuohy, A.; Brooks, D.


    Frequency responsive reserve is the autonomous response of generators and demand response to deviations of system frequency, usually as a result of the instantaneous outage of a large supplier. Frequency responsive reserve arrests the frequency decline resulting in the stabilization of system frequency, and avoids the triggering of under-frequency load-shedding or the reaching of unstable frequencies that could ultimately lead to system blackouts. It is a crucial service required to maintain a reliable and secure power system. Regions with restructured electricity markets have historically had a lack of incentives for frequency responsive reserve because generators inherently provided the response and on large interconnected systems, more than sufficient response has been available. This may not be the case in future systems due to new technologies and declining response. This paper discusses the issues that can occur without proper incentives and even disincentives, and proposes alternatives to introduce incentives for resources to provide frequency responsive reserve to ensure an efficient and reliable power system.

  12. Factors influencing environmentally responsible behavior in the Finnish service sector

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    Koivisto, M.


    Companies and society are increasingly interested in the environmental impacts caused by their various actions. The environmental impacts of industrial activities have been considerably reduced as a result of increased economic and normative steering. However, the majority of organizations nowadays operate in the service sector where normative steering is rare. This study concentrates on finding factors that encourage environmentally responsible behavior in service sector companies. Research on this area has until now been lacking. The methodological choices are quantitative survey research and a qualitative case study. The survey examined the effect that employees' environmental knowledge, attitudes, social pressure, and the company's environmental management system have on environmentally responsible behavior. 756 office workers' in four different companies answered the survey. The case study investigated the efficiency of electricity saving measures in a service company. The research results consist of three main findings. Firstly, the research shows that knowledge of causes of environmental problems does not lead to environmentally responsible behavior without appropriate environmental training being organized by the employer. Secondly, the results indicate that environmental training in companies improves employees' knowledge of both how to behave in an environmentally responsible manner and also of the environmental and economic effects of environmental behavior. Thirdly, the research results suggest that environmental training should be repeated regularly. This study presents new empirical knowledge of employees' environmental behavior and the factors affecting it in service sector companies. Companies aiming to improve their environmental efficiency can use these results in decision-making. Further research is needed to evaluate the content and curriculum of environmental training. The duration of the impact of environmental

  13. Controls Over Army Real Property Financial Reporting (United States)


    Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) AWCF Army Working Capital Fund CIP Construction-in-Progress DCD/ DCW DFAS...Warehouse (DCD/ DCW ). The Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) (ASA[FM&C]) is responsible for the policies, procedures...entity’s information to automatically populate that indicator. As a result, IFS did not send DCD/ DCW correct information for determining the

  14. Army Technology (United States)


    capabilities that results in rapid and efficient biosurveillance . The program uses an information portal similar to a health surveillance web...and quickly.” The D3 program is part of the broader Joint U.S. Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Reduction Advanced Technology Demonstration... biosurveillance capabilities. Army researchers traveled to Korea with a suite of equipment, including nine commercial detector systems. Some of the systems are

  15. Army Robotics (United States)


    Army Robotics 07 October 2009 Dr. Grant Gerhart, Senior Research Scientist Bernard Theisen, Joint Center for Robotics DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A... Robots 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) Grant Gerhart; Bernard Theisen 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK...CBRNE • IED Defeat Systems • Disarm / Disrupt • Reconnaissance • Investigation • Explosive Sniffer • Common Robotic Kit • EOD • Convoy • Log

  16. Service - Tradition - Change: A History of the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1975-1999 (United States)


    provided 59 opportunities for hunters, anglers, birdwatchers , hikers, and picnickers. 30 Canyon Lake, located between Austin and San Antonio...for hikers and birdwatchers . The FWD constructed this area in 1995, in partnership with Ducks Unlimited and the Soil Conservation Service. It quickly...political and economic trends since 1980, such as a greater reliance on the market place, a smaller role for the federal government, and the end of

  17. Index to Army Times 1991 (United States)



  18. Person-Organization Fit and Its Effect on Retention of Army Officers with Less Than Eight Years of Active Duty Service (United States)


    workload, personal time, and job enjoyment are critically important factors to the employee in determining satisfaction . Each of these are intrinsic...organization (i.e., the U.S. Army). As stated above, career satisfaction impacts retention and is therefore important to the Army. The 6 current talent...lead to decreased satisfaction and increased turnover. To assess P-O fit, prospective employees are evaluated against the organizational values

  19. 32 CFR 644.517 - Clearance of Army lands. (United States)


    ... 32 National Defense 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Clearance of Army lands. 644.517 Section 644.517 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) REAL PROPERTY REAL... and Improvements § 644.517 Clearance of Army lands. The responsibility for performing clearance...

  20. Army Airships (United States)


    contains some type of internal support structure such as a keel. A rigid airship has a full skeleton, such as the Zeppelin model from the mid 1900‟s...the World War One, the Germans used zeppelins with limited success to attack the United Kingdom (UK) in a “strategic bomber” role. The US used...similar objectives.21 The Army initiated CPR‟s on every acquisition program to identify redundancies and create efficiencies. CPR‟s have led to more

  1. Overview of Climate Services Structures in Support of Societal Response (United States)

    Owen, T.


    Clear, timely, and accurate climate data and information that frame the influence of climate variability and change are in strong demand by many sectors and user groups. Yet the practices and tools required to meet this demand are fragmented across many entities. This session overview will lay out current and evolving organizational models of climate services developed to meet user needs in a systematic fashion. Such models generally adhere to thematic and/or sectoral emphases, with attention to climate information delivery and assessments directed at mitigation and adaptation responses.

  2. Service Learning and Its Influenced to Pre-Service Teachers: Social Responsibility and Self-Efficacy Study (United States)

    Prasertsang, Parichart; Nuangchalerm, Prasart; Pumipuntu, Chaloey


    The purpose of the research was to study pre-service teachers on social responsibility and self-efficacy through service learning. The mixed methodology included two major procedures (i) the actual use of a developed service learning instructional model by means of action research principles and qualitative research and (ii) the study into the…

  3. Daniel John Cunningham (1850-1909): anatomist and textbook author, whose sons achieved distinction in the Army, Navy and Indian Medical Service. (United States)

    Kaufman, Matthew H


    Daniel John Cunningham was a son of the manse. His father John (1819-93) was the parish priest at Crieff, Perthshire from 1845 and was to remain there for 41 years. In 1886 he was appointed Principal of St Mary's College of the University of St Andrews and Moderator of the Church of Scotland. Daniel was educated at Crieff Academy before he progressed to the University of Edinburgh. He graduated MB CM with First-class Honours in 1874 and then proceeded MD in 1876 when he was awarded a Gold Medal for his thesis. He acted as Demonstrator to Professor Turner (1832-1916) in Edinburgh for eight years until 1882 and was then appointed to the Chair of Anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, in Dublin. After only one year there, he transferred to Trinity College, Dublin, where he occupied a similar position for 20 years. In 1903, on the appointment of Sir William Turner to the post of Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Daniel was invited to succeed him as Professor of Anatomy in Edinburgh. Daniel held this post until his premature death in 1909. He had three sons and two daughters. Each of his three sons achieved distinction in different fields - one in the Army, another in the Navy and the third in the Indian Medical Service. One of Daniel's daughters married Dr Edwin Bramwell (1873-1952), who was later to occupy the Moncrieff Arnott Chair of Clinical Medicine in the University of Edinburgh.

  4. The Debate on the Moral Responsibilities of Online Service Providers. (United States)

    Taddeo, Mariarosaria; Floridi, Luciano


    Online service providers (OSPs)-such as AOL, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter-significantly shape the informational environment (infosphere) and influence users' experiences and interactions within it. There is a general agreement on the centrality of OSPs in information societies, but little consensus about what principles should shape their moral responsibilities and practices. In this article, we analyse the main contributions to the debate on the moral responsibilities of OSPs. By endorsing the method of the levels of abstract (LoAs), we first analyse the moral responsibilities of OSPs in the web (LoAIN). These concern the management of online information, which includes information filtering, Internet censorship, the circulation of harmful content, and the implementation and fostering of human rights (including privacy). We then consider the moral responsibilities ascribed to OSPs on the web (LoAON) and focus on the existing legal regulation of access to users' data. The overall analysis provides an overview of the current state of the debate and highlights two main results. First, topics related to OSPs' public role-especially their gatekeeping function, their corporate social responsibilities, and their role in implementing and fostering human rights-have acquired increasing relevance in the specialised literature. Second, there is a lack of an ethical framework that can (a) define OSPs' responsibilities, and (b) provide the fundamental sharable principles necessary to guide OSPs' conduct within the multicultural and international context in which they operate. This article contributes to the ethical framework necessary to deal with (a) and (b) by endorsing a LoA enabling the definition of the responsibilities of OSPs with respect to the well-being of the infosphere and of the entities inhabiting it (LoAFor).

  5. Army Modernization Strategy 2008 (United States)


    hazard. The SUGV modular design allows multiple payloads to be integrated in a plug-and- play fashion . Weighing less than 30 pounds, it is capable...the Army will: Continue to field LMP (to include Army Installations) Plan for and field GCSS-Army (F/T) Plan for and field GCSS-Army ( PLM +) Define

  6. US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941. Volume 3. The Services: Air Service, Engineers, and Special Troops, 1919-41 (United States)


    army’s airspace to allow the service’s attack squadrons the freedom to attack enemy formations and key installations as well as cooperate with, and maintained contact with wide-spread infantry and supporting cavalry formations . The service could supplement divisions for various operations...missions during the summer training of the 264th and 265th Coast Artillery Regiments at Fort Barrancas and Key West Barracks, FL. Inducted into

  7. Getting it right: revamping Army talent management


    Cook, Brian S.


    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited U.S. Army officers face countless opportunity costs, especially at the mid-grade level, when deciding to stay in the Army past the ten-year mark of service. The scarcity of skilled labor in today’s economy makes it important that organizations, especially the Army, retain their human capital investment. This thesis suggests techniques to acquire, manage, and retain talent to ensure that the Army’s officer talent pool is not depleted. S...

  8. 25 CFR 20.318 - What case management responsibilities does the social services worker have? (United States)


    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false What case management responsibilities does the social... HUMAN SERVICES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAMS Direct Assistance Employment Requirements § 20.318 What case management responsibilities does the social services worker have? In...

  9. Performance Assessment of Aggregation Control Services for Demand Response

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    Bondy, Daniel Esteban Morales; Costanzo, Giuseppe Tommaso; Heussen, Kai


    Aggregation algorithms that provide services to the grid via demand side management are moving from research ideas to the market. With the diversity of the technology delivering such services, it becomes essential to establish transparent performance standards from a service delivery perspective...... of the quality of service provided by an aggregation control algorithm. By a detailed case study we present and an application of the index, comparing the performance of two different control architectures for demand side management delivering a distribution grid service........ This paper formulates performance measures and an index to evaluate in hind sight the quality of service delivery by an aggregator, both with respect to ancillary service and asset management service. The index is based on requirements formulated in service contracts and provides an overall assessment...

  10. The 2012 derecho: emergency medical services and hospital response. (United States)

    Kearns, Randy D; Wigal, Mark S; Fernandez, Antonio; Tucker, March A; Zuidgeest, Ginger R; Mills, Michael R; Cairns, Bruce A; Cairns, Charles B


    During the early afternoon of June 29, 2012, a line of destructive thunderstorms producing straight line winds known as a derecho developed near Chicago (Illinois, USA). The storm moved southeast with wind speeds recorded from 100 to 160 kilometers per hour (kph, 60 to 100 miles per hour [mph]). The storm swept across much of West Virginia (USA) later that evening. Power outage was substantial as an estimated 1,300,000 West Virginians (more than half) were without power in the aftermath of the storm and approximately 600,000 citizens were still without power a week later. This was one of the worst storms to strike this area and occurred as residents were enduring a prolonged heat wave. The wind damage left much of the community without electricity and the crippling effect compromised or destroyed critical infrastructure including communications, air conditioning, refrigeration, and water and sewer pumps. This report describes utilization of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and hospital resources in West Virginia in response to the storm. Also reported is a review of the weather phenomena and the findings and discussion of the disaster and implications.

  11. US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941. Volume 4. The Services: Quartermaster, Medical, Military Police, Signal Corps, Chemical Warfare, and Miscellaneous Organizations, 1919-41 (United States)


    35-1 Jul 36 62nd Cavalry Division Quartermaster Train Organized Reserve Maryland/Virginia HQ-Not initiated 1921-22; Towson , MD, the 62nd Cavalry Division, and allotted to the Third Corps Area. Headquarters initiated in June 1922 at Towson , MD. Headquarters relocated about...RAI Commanders: Organized Reserve officers. 36th Quartermaster Regiment (Light Maintenance) (V Corps) Regular Army Inactive HQ-Fort Wayne

  12. Tactical UAV’s in the French Army (United States)


    DLRFCMP SDTI Maintien en service jusqu’à l’arrivée du MCMMContrat Fabrication CL 289 Contrat Retrofit drone Adaptation véhicules Maintien en...Tactical UAV’s in the French Army LtCol Pierre-Yves HENRY, Technical Service of the French Army, Program Officer for Battlefield Surveillance Report...suggestions for reducing this burden, to Washington Headquarters Services , Directorate for Information Operations and Reports, 1215 Jefferson Davis

  13. Determinants of Behavioral Intention to Use South Korean Airline Services: Effects of Service Quality and Corporate Social Responsibility

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    Eunil Park


    Full Text Available Since the introduction of corporate social responsibility (CSR, it has become an important duty of companies and organizations. In addition, academic and industry researchers have attempted to explore the effects of corporate social responsibility on firm performance. To this end, this study examined how corporate social responsibility and service quality are notably associated with customer satisfaction and behavioral intention to use by employing a structural equation modeling method. A research model with nine constructs was introduced and the findings revealed that economic, social, and environmental responsibility, as well as in-flight service quality, significantly determined customer satisfaction, while there were notable connections between customer satisfaction and behavioral intention to use. However, service quality at airports did not have a significant effect on satisfaction. The practical and theoretical implications of the current study are discussed.

  14. Army Sustainment. Volume 42, Issue 6, November-December 2010 (United States)


    Joseph L. Bass Commanding General Army Expeditionary Contracting Command Major General James K. Gilman Commanding General Army Medical Research and...administration, optical fabrication, laboratory services, preventive medicine, dentistry , medical operations and planning, evacuation, and practical nursing...advantage of a lot of lessons learned from previous deployments,” said Brigadier General Joseph L. Bass, commanding general of the ECC. “We

  15. 7 CFR 27.11 - Area Director, Marketing Services Office; responsibility. (United States)


    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Area Director, Marketing Services Office... MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE COMMODITY... Regulations Administration § 27.11 Area Director, Marketing Services Office; responsibility. Subject to...

  16. Pre-Service Teacher Disposition Development: Cultural Reciprocity and Responsivity in Early Childhood Special Education Practica (United States)

    Van Steenberg, Vicki


    This qualitative Case Study explored the integrative process of pre-service teachers' disposition development for cultural reciprocity and responsiveness. Over the course of ten months, pre-service teachers completed two Early Childhood Special Education practica in diverse urban communities. The pre-service teachers were placed in public…

  17. Enabling customer satisfaction and stock reduction through service differentiation with response time guarantees

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    A.F. Gabor (Adriana); L.A. van Vianen (Lars); G. Yang (Guangyuan); S. Axsäter (Sven)


    textabstractIn response to customer specific service time guarantee requirements, service providers can offer differentiated services. However, conventional customer differentiation models based on fill rate constraints do not take full advantage of the stock reduction that can be achieved by differ

  18. On the best learning algorithm for web services response time prediction

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    Madsen, Henrik; Albu, Razvan-Daniel; Popentiu-Vladicescu, Florin


    an application is. A Web service is better imagined as an application "segment," or better as a program enabler. Performance is an important quality aspect of Web services because of their distributed nature. Predicting the response of web services during their operation is very important.......In this article we will examine the effect of different learning algorithms, while training the MLP (Multilayer Perceptron) with the intention of predicting web services response time. Web services do not necessitate a user interface. This may seem contradictory to most people's concept of what...

  19. Responsibility Attribution for Violence against Women: A Study of Chinese Public Service Professionals (United States)

    Tang, Catherine So-kum; Pun, Shuk Han; Cheung, Fanny Mui-ching


    This study examined how Chinese public service professionals attributed responsibility to victims and perpetrators of violence against women (VAW). A total of 2,308 Chinese public service professionals in Hong Kong completed questionnaires on attitudes toward women, VAW-related perceptions, and assignment of responsibility to actors in written VAW…

  20. 20 CFR 617.20 - Responsibilities for the delivery of reemployment services. (United States)


    ... § 617.20 Responsibilities for the delivery of reemployment services. (a) State agency referral... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Responsibilities for the delivery of reemployment services. 617.20 Section 617.20 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING...

  1. Using Culturally Competent Responsive Services to Improve Student Achievement and Behavior (United States)

    Schellenberg, Rita; Grothaus, Tim


    This article illustrates standards blending, the integration of core academic and school counseling standards, as a culturally alert responsive services strategy to assist in closing the achievement gap while also enhancing employability skills and culturally salient career competencies. The responsive services intervention described in this…

  2. Information Management: Army Information Management (United States)


    commander is the franchising authority. When appropriate, the installation commander may designate a non-appropriated fund instrumentality (NAFI) to be...the franchising authority. Overall staff management of CATV is the responsibility of the DISC4 at the Army level and will be executed at the local level...installations are cable television franchising authorities for the purpose of the applicable cable televisions laws. As a result, installations may

  3. Open Automated Demand Response Communications in Demand Response for Wholesale Ancillary Services

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    Kiliccote, Sila; Piette, Mary Ann; Ghatikar, Girish; Koch, Ed; Hennage, Dan; Hernandez, John; Chiu, Albert; Sezgen, Osman; Goodin, John


    The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is conducting a pilot program to investigate the technical feasibility of bidding certain demand response (DR) resources into the California Independent System Operator's (CAISO) day-ahead market for ancillary services nonspinning reserve. Three facilities, a retail store, a local government office building, and a bakery, are recruited into the pilot program. For each facility, hourly demand, and load curtailment potential are forecasted two days ahead and submitted to the CAISO the day before the operation as an available resource. These DR resources are optimized against all other generation resources in the CAISO ancillary service. Each facility is equipped with four-second real time telemetry equipment to ensure resource accountability and visibility to CAISO operators. When CAISO requests DR resources, PG&E's OpenADR (Open Automated DR) communications infrastructure is utilized to deliver DR signals to the facilities energy management and control systems (EMCS). The pre-programmed DR strategies are triggered without a human in the loop. This paper describes the automated system architecture and the flow of information to trigger and monitor the performance of the DR events. We outline the DR strategies at each of the participating facilities. At one site a real time electric measurement feedback loop is implemented to assure the delivery of CAISO dispatched demand reductions. Finally, we present results from each of the facilities and discuss findings.

  4. Army Warfighter Information NetworkTactical Increment 2 Procurement Quantity Not Supported for Future Army Forces (REDACTED) (United States)


    Increment 2 to enter the production and deployment phase of the acquisition process. The Army awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity...contract in March 2010 for the production of WIN-T Increment 2 equipment. Table 1 shows the Army’s organizations and responsibilities for the WIN-T...estimate the necessary Army units beyond the approved Army structure memorandum to cover the WIN-T Increment 2 production and fielding period

  5. 2010 Army Modernization Strategy (United States)


    Capability Release ( JCR ) software upgrades with BFT2 and KGV-72s provides Type-1 security and enhanced (10X) L-band bandwidth to current FBCB2 terminals...Additionally, JCR will include the co-host of the TiGR and the Army will leverage to support HBCT to SBCT conversions starting in FY11. By FY13...Army Human Intelligence 89 2010 ARMY MODERNIZATION STRATEGY WWW.G8.ARMY.MIL IBCT: IED: IED: IFPC: IPADS: IRB: ISR: IT: JAB: JBC-P: JCR : JETS

  6. Community Service, Educational Performance and Social Responsibility in Northwest China (United States)

    Luo, Renfu; Shi, Yaojiang; Zhang, Linxiu; Liu, Chengfang; Li, Hongbin; Rozelle, Scott; Sharbono, Brian


    The main goal of this paper is to analyse the effect of high school scholarships tied to community service on the development of secondary school students in Northwest China. Using data from three rounds of surveys of thousands of students in 298 classes in 75 high schools in Shaanxi province, the paper documents the implementation of the…

  7. Bot armies as threats to network security (United States)

    Banks, Sheila B.; Stytz, Martin R.


    "Botnets", or "bot armies", are large groups of remotely controlled malicious software. Bot armies pose one of the most serious security threats to all networks. Botnets, remotely controlled and operated by botmasters or botherders, can launch massive denial of service attacks, multiple penetration attacks, or any other malicious network activity on a massive scale. While bot army activity has, in the past, been limited to fraud, blackmail, and other forms of criminal activity, their potential for causing large-scale damage to the entire internet; for launching large-scale, coordinated attacks on government computers and networks; and for large-scale, coordinated data gathering from thousands of users and computers on any network has been underestimated. This paper will not discuss how to build bots but the threats they pose. In a "botnet" or "bot army", computers can be used to spread spam, launch denial-of-service attacks against Web sites, conduct fraudulent activities, and prevent authorized network traffic from traversing the network. In this paper we discuss botnets and the technologies that underlie this threat to network and computer security. The first section motivates the need for improved protection against botnets, their technologies, and for further research about botnets. The second contains background information about bot armies and their key underlying technologies. The third section presents a discussion of the types of attacks that botnets can conduct and potential defenses against them. The fourth section contains a summary and suggestions for future research and development.

  8. 41 CFR 102-82.25 - What are Executive agencies' responsibilities concerning the procurement of utility services? (United States)


    ... agencies' responsibilities concerning the procurement of utility services? 102-82.25 Section 102-82.25...) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 82-UTILITY SERVICES Utility Services § 102-82.25 What are Executive agencies' responsibilities concerning the procurement of utility services? Executive...

  9. Right Sizing the People’s Liberation Army: Exploring the Contours of China’s Military (United States)


    confront the United States. Li commanded a Group Army in Manchuria and was responsible 196 for the ground warfare experiment that validated combined...Brigade, Qiqihar, Heilongjiang 69th Motorized Infantry Division, Harbin , Heilongjiang 4th Armored Division, Meihekou, Jilin Artillery Brigade...Heilongjiang Heilongjiang Army Reserve Chemical Defense Regiment, Harbin 362 APPENDIX II BEIJING MILITARY REGION FORCES 27th Group Army, Shijiazhuang

  10. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: A Vision for Psychological Resilience in the U.S. Army (United States)

    Casey, George W., Jr.


    The stress and strain on the U.S. Army's community due to nearly a decade of protracted war is well documented in the press and in scientific literature. In response, the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program is a preventive program that seeks to enhance psychological resilience among all members of the Army community, which includes…

  11. 36 CFR 6.8 - National Park Service solid waste responsibilities. (United States)


    ..., DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL SITES IN UNITS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM § 6.8 National Park Service solid waste responsibilities. (a) Beginning one year after January 23, 1995, a Superintendent will not permit or allow a person to dispose of solid waste at a National Park Service...

  12. Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Perspectives through Service Learning. Service Learning for Civic Engagement Series (United States)

    McDonald, Tracy, Ed.


    This concluding volume in the series presents the work of faculty who have been moved to make sustainability the focus of their work, and to use service learning as one method of teaching sustainability to their students. The chapters in the opening section of this book-- Environmental Awareness--offer models for opening students to the awareness…

  13. An Incident in Korea: A Case Study of U.S. Army Public Affairs Activities in Response to the Ingman Range Murders in 1981 (United States)


    media law , communication theory and research methods. OCPA sponsors the Army Public Affairs Advanced Course, currently a ten-week course taught at the...Author. Hubbert, B. (May 22, 1991). Telephone interview. (Interview was taped), 45 min. 108 Holsinger, R.L. (1987). Media law . New York: Random House

  14. Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: A Comparison of Acquisition Management Practices in the Army, Navy, and Air Force (United States)


    k^s^i=mlpqdo^ar^qb=p`elli= models; and Schiele and McCue (2006) studied the acquisition of consulting services in the public sector. Although these...Aeronautics and Astronautics. Schiele , J. J., & McCue, C. P. (2006). Professional service acquisition in public sector procurement. International

  15. Pre-Service Teachers’ Responses to Student Behavior in a Mixed-Reality Environment

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    Jillian Black


    Full Text Available This study examined whether student gender and the type of student misbehavior affected the classroom management techniques of pre-service teachers. Participants were pre-service teachers who interacted with avatar students controlled by an actor in a mixed-reality environment. Avatar students’ behaviors were systematically coded along with their gender. Pre-service teachers’ responses were organized into four categories: coercion, retreatism, normative, and remunerative. Pre-service teachers’ use of proximity and tone of voice were also recorded. Data were analyzed using chi-square and ANOVA tests. Significant differences in pre-service teacher responses were found for type of avatar student misbehavior but not avatar student gender. Results and implications for future research are discussed.

  16. [The seven wounds Ernst Jünger at the time of the Great War. Reflection of the health service of the imperial army]. (United States)

    Ségal, Alain; Ferrandis, Jean-Jacques


    Thanks to Ernt Junger's amazing career--and despite his many injuries--we have a great view of the German Imperial Army's sanitary corps. This can be observed from the actions of the stretcher-bearers to German hospitals in general, and with the organization of their sanitary transport, as well as their medico-surgical concerns. We can see, therefore, that very few differences existed with the French medico-surgical structures except for the fact that,from the very beginning, Imperial medical warfare was able to adjust to the changes from field to trench situations. Thanks to its adaptable system of triage, and its ability to offer the most coherent medico-surgical choices and options, it was possible to save time. It enabled surgical actions in places that were close to the battlefield. Furthermore, we have been able to find out about the personal experience of an exceptional 20th century writer who later became a great European citizen.

  17. Exploring Registered Psychiatric Nurses' Responses towards Service Users with a Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder

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    Bridget McGrath


    Full Text Available This study explored registered psychiatric nurses' (RPNs' interactions and level of empathy towards service users with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD. A qualitative approach was used, and 17 RPNs were interviewed using a semistructured interview schedule incorporating the “staff-patient interaction response scale” (SPIRS. Four themes emerged following data analysis: “challenging and difficult,” “manipulative, destructive and threatening behaviour,” “preying on the vulnerable resulting in splitting staff and other service users,” and “boundaries and structure.” Additionally, low levels of empathy were evident in the majority of participants' responses to the SPIRS. The findings provide further insight on nurses' empathy responses and views on caring for service users with BPD and further evidence for the need for training and education for nurses in the care of service users diagnosed with BPD.

  18. Exploring registered Psychiatric Nurses' responses towards Service Users with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder.

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    McGrath, Bridget


    This study explored registered psychiatric nurses\\' (RPNs\\') interactions and level of empathy towards service users with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD). A qualitative approach was used, and 17 RPNs were interviewed using a semistructured interview schedule incorporating the "staff-patient interaction response scale" (SPIRS). Four themes emerged following data analysis: "challenging and difficult," "manipulative, destructive and threatening behaviour," "preying on the vulnerable resulting in splitting staff and other service users," and "boundaries and structure." Additionally, low levels of empathy were evident in the majority of participants\\' responses to the SPIRS. The findings provide further insight on nurses\\' empathy responses and views on caring for service users with BPD and further evidence for the need for training and education for nurses in the care of service users diagnosed with BPD.

  19. The Army Spouse: Perceptions of Educational Needs during Deployment and Nondeployment Cycles (United States)

    Hayes, Alicia G.


    The purpose of this study was to identify and compare educational needs and goals during deployment and nondeployment of spouses of active-duty Army service members. The sample consisted of spouses of active-duty military service members from the Army brigades who had recently returned from a deployment or who were experiencing a deployment…

  20. Key Aspects of Providing Healthcare Services in Disaster Response Stage.

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    Samira Sadat Pourhosseini


    Full Text Available Health care management in disasters is one of the main parts of disaster management. Health in disasters is affected by performance of various sectors, and has an interactive impact on various aspects of disaster management. The aim of this study was to identify the most important themes affecting the healthcare management in disaster.In this qualitative study with a content analysis approach, in-depth interviews in two steps with 30 disaster experts and managers were conducted to collect the data.Eleven themes affecting healthcare management in disasters were identified. These themes were related to human resources management, resources management, victims' management transfer, environmental hygiene monitoring, nutrition management, mental health control, inter-agency coordination, training, technology management, information and communication management, and budget management.Providing effective health care service in disasters requires a comprehensive look at the various aspects of disaster management. Effective factors on the success of healthcare in disaster are not limited to the scope of healthcare. There should be a close relationship and interaction between different sectors of disaster management.

  1. Ancillary-service details: regulation, load following, and generator response

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    Hirst, E.; Kirby, B.


    The purpose of this report is to examine empirically these intrahour and interhour load changes and the responses of a utility`s generating resources to those load changes. We analyze data, primarily from one control area, to see how it maintains ACE close to zero in an effort to meet the A1 and A2 criteria. Overall, we estimate that load following costs US electric utilities over one billion dollars a year. We first test alternative ways to identify trends over multihour periods using both regression analysis and rolling averages. Then, we consider several metrics for intrahour load following. Next we examine characteristics of load following for different time-averaging periods and compare the dynamics of loads and load following generation across these time periods. Finally, we consider the contribution of each load to the total load following requirements of the control area.

  2. Lightening Body Armor: Arroyo Support to the Army Response to Section 125 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (United States)


    Research Advisory Committee, 2007, p. 43. 3 Joseph Knapik, “Physiological, Biomechanical and Medical Aspects of Soldier Load Carriage,” meeting on...degenerative arthritis, cervical strains, spinal injuries, and other musculoskeletal injuries. (Associated Press, “Combat Soldiers Are Carrying Too Much Weight...Metabolic Cost and Gait Biomechanics ,” thesis, Worchester Polytechnic Institute and U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center

  3. Survey of United States Army Reserve (USAR) Troop Program Unit (TPU) soldiers 1989. Tabulation of Questionnaire Responses: Cross-Sectional Sample: Officers and Enlisted Personnel (United States)


    haracter descri.tion of the question (e.g., Q5 "Evei Served Active Duty Any US Mill ?"). For the most part, each -ow in th- data table rt-presents a...coroietion (i m1y ores-nt cbligation 0, Leave prior :o the end of my present )thligatbin 35. How often do you thinP about nuitting the Army Reserve? I Q A

  4. The Total Army (United States)


    headquarters, but the acknowledged limitations reflect otherwise. This is even more concerning given “the Army strategy for global mission command of Army...above resembles a global security market , yet decisions are based on subjective estimates of risks, threats, and opportunities rather than objective...enthusiasm for new investments in blood and treasure. Yet the global security environment is one of growing complexity and danger, and the demand for an

  5. Health services responses to disasters in Mumbai sharing experiences

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    Supe Avinash


    Full Text Available In mass disaster situations, demands frequently exceed the capacity of personnel and facilities. In the last few years, there has been an increased incidence of civil disasters; the spectrum of possible catastrophes has also dramatically increased as a result of an increasingly technologically sophisticated society. During the last 15 years, varied terrorist activities have become increasingly common as expressions of the opinions of extreme political groups, especially in India. In Mumbai itself, we have witnessed disasters such as widespread riots, terrorist bomb blasts, floods, and fires. There have been other disasters in India, such as earthquakes, floods, cyclones, as well as tsunamis Though most of the hospitals in India manage the medical problems associated with these disasters fairly efficiently, an analysis of the situation is presented so that this may form the basis for future planning in disaster preparedness and provide a template for other communities that may want to implement preparedness protocols. We present our experience with disaster management in Mumbai, India. A successful medical response to multi-injury civilian disasters, either natural or man-made, dictates formulation, dissemination, and periodic assessment of a contingency plan to facilitate the triage and treatment of victims of disaster.

  6. Enlisting Lean Six Sigma in the Army Acquisition Process (United States)


    One of the strategic objectives of this overarching strategy is to “support Army-wide LSS [Lean Six Sigma ] and business transformation and focus sults of financial management LSS projects Army-wide.” • • • • • • I M P R O V I N G P R O C E S S E S Enlisting Lean Six Sigma in the Army...Lean Six Sigma process. The LSS process has its own methodology that can be applied to any manufacturing, transactional, or service process to reduce

  7. Providing Reliability Services through Demand Response: A Prelimnary Evaluation of the Demand Response Capabilities of Alcoa Inc.

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    Starke, Michael R [ORNL; Kirby, Brendan J [ORNL; Kueck, John D [ORNL; Todd, Duane [Alcoa; Caulfield, Michael [Alcoa; Helms, Brian [Alcoa


    Demand response is the largest underutilized reliability resource in North America. Historic demand response programs have focused on reducing overall electricity consumption (increasing efficiency) and shaving peaks but have not typically been used for immediate reliability response. Many of these programs have been successful but demand response remains a limited resource. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) report, 'Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering' (FERC 2006) found that only five percent of customers are on some form of demand response program. Collectively they represent an estimated 37,000 MW of response potential. These programs reduce overall energy consumption, lower green house gas emissions by allowing fossil fuel generators to operate at increased efficiency and reduce stress on the power system during periods of peak loading. As the country continues to restructure energy markets with sophisticated marginal cost models that attempt to minimize total energy costs, the ability of demand response to create meaningful shifts in the supply and demand equations is critical to creating a sustainable and balanced economic response to energy issues. Restructured energy market prices are set by the cost of the next incremental unit of energy, so that as additional generation is brought into the market, the cost for the entire market increases. The benefit of demand response is that it reduces overall demand and shifts the entire market to a lower pricing level. This can be very effective in mitigating price volatility or scarcity pricing as the power system responds to changing demand schedules, loss of large generators, or loss of transmission. As a global producer of alumina, primary aluminum, and fabricated aluminum products, Alcoa Inc., has the capability to provide demand response services through its manufacturing facilities and uniquely through its aluminum smelting facilities. For a typical aluminum smelter

  8. 29 CFR 2.33 - Responsibilities of DOL, DOL social service providers and State and local governments... (United States)


    ... 29 Labor 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Responsibilities of DOL, DOL social service providers and... Organizations; Protection of Religious Liberty of Department of Labor Social Service Providers and Beneficiaries § 2.33 Responsibilities of DOL, DOL social service providers and State and local...

  9. [The humanitarian work of France in the Sahara. The Health Service of the army in the territories of Southern Algeria (1900-1976]. (United States)

    Savelli, André


    Medical assistance to the Saharian populations (1900-1976) is viewed through its organization. The management of the Health Service in the Southern Territories, doctors, nursing staff, medical districts, centred on infirmary-hospitals and rural first-aid posts. We insist on the everrising free consultations and the care to sick and wounded patients in infirmaries; the fight against epidemics and social scourges. Then on French medical mission from 1963 to 1976, and on the humanitarian work by the Health Service throughout the five continents.

  10. Field procedures in the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS). (United States)

    Heeringa, Steven G; Gebler, Nancy; Colpe, Lisa J; Fullerton, Carol S; Hwang, Irving; Kessler, Ronald C; Naifeh, James A; Nock, Matthew K; Sampson, Nancy A; Schoenbaum, Michael; Zaslavsky, Alan M; Stein, Murray B; Ursano, Robert J


    The Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS) is a multi-component epidemiological and neurobiological study of unprecedented size and complexity designed to generate actionable evidence-based recommendations to reduce US Army suicides and increase basic knowledge about determinants of suicidality by carrying out coordinated component studies. A number of major logistical challenges were faced in implementing these studies. The current report presents an overview of the approaches taken to meet these challenges, with a special focus on the field procedures used to implement the component studies. As detailed in the paper, these challenges were addressed at the onset of the initiative by establishing an Executive Committee, a Data Coordination Center (the Survey Research Center [SRC] at the University of Michigan), and study-specific design and analysis teams that worked with staff on instrumentation and field procedures. SRC staff, in turn, worked with the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army (ODUSA) and local Army Points of Contact (POCs) to address logistical issues and facilitate data collection. These structures, coupled with careful fieldworker training, supervision, and piloting, contributed to the major Army STARRS data collection efforts having higher response rates than previous large-scale studies of comparable military samples.

  11. The United States Army Operating Concept, 2016-2028 (United States)


    retrograde operations. f. Theater armies may also include a medical command for deployment support that provides health services to Army and other...tenets of jus in bello ,120 discrimination (between combatants and noncombatants), and proportionality in the use of force,121 measured against the...Barracks, PA, 19. (Used with permission.) 119 Biddle, 9. 120 Jus in bello , translated as justice in war, are agreements defining limits on acceptable

  12. Improving linear accelerator service response with a real- time electronic event reporting system. (United States)

    Hoisak, Jeremy D P; Pawlicki, Todd; Kim, Gwe-Ya; Fletcher, Richard; Moore, Kevin L


    To track linear accelerator performance issues, an online event recording system was developed in-house for use by therapists and physicists to log the details of technical problems arising on our institution's four linear accelerators. In use since October 2010, the system was designed so that all clinical physicists would receive email notification when an event was logged. Starting in October 2012, we initiated a pilot project in collaboration with our linear accelerator vendor to explore a new model of service and support, in which event notifications were also sent electronically directly to dedicated engineers at the vendor's technical help desk, who then initiated a response to technical issues. Previously, technical issues were reported by telephone to the vendor's call center, which then disseminated information and coordinated a response with the Technical Support help desk and local service engineers. The purpose of this work was to investigate the improvements to clinical operations resulting from this new service model. The new and old service models were quantitatively compared by reviewing event logs and the oncology information system database in the nine months prior to and after initiation of the project. Here, we focus on events that resulted in an inoperative linear accelerator ("down" machine). Machine downtime, vendor response time, treatment cancellations, and event resolution were evaluated and compared over two equivalent time periods. In 389 clinical days, there were 119 machine-down events: 59 events before and 60 after introduction of the new model. In the new model, median time to service response decreased from 45 to 8 min, service engineer dispatch time decreased 44%, downtime per event decreased from 45 to 20 min, and treatment cancellations decreased 68%. The decreased vendor response time and reduced number of on-site visits by a service engineer resulted in decreased downtime and decreased patient treatment cancellations.

  13. Commentary on "The Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS)": Army STARRS: a Framingham-like study of psychological health risk factors in soldiers. (United States)

    Ressler, Kerry J; Schoomaker, Eric B


    Although historically the Army suicide rate has been significantly lower than the civilian rate, in 2004, the suicide and accidental death rates began trending upward. By 2008, the Army suicide rate had risen above the national average (20.2 per 100,000). In 2009, 160 active duty Soldiers took their lives, making suicide the third leading cause of death among the Army population. If accidental death, frequently the result of high-risk behavior, is included, then more Soldiers died by their own actions than in combat in 2009. The Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS) was thus created in 2009 to begin to address these problems. The Army STARRS project is a large consortium of seven different studies to develop data-driven methods for mitigating or preventing suicide behaviors and improving the overall mental health and behavioral functioning of Army Soldiers during and after their Army service. The first research articles from the Army STARRS project were published in late 2013 and early 2014. This work has already begun to outline important facets of risk in the military, and it is helping to drive an empirically derived approach to improvements in understanding mental disorders and risk behavior and to improve prevention and support of mental health and resilience. The Framingham Heart Study, started in the 1940s, marked a watershed event in utilizing large cross-sectional and prospective longitudinal collaborative research to identify and understand risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The Army STARRS project, through its collaborative, prospective, and robust innovative design and implementation, may provide the beginning of a similar scientific cohort in mental disorders. The work of this project will help understand biological and psychological aspects of military service, including those leading to suicide. When coupled with timely feedback to Army leadership, it permits near real-time steps to diagnose, mitigate, and

  14. 远程医学在军队非战争军事行动卫勤保障中的应用%Application of Telemedicine in Medical Service Support of Non-war Military Action in Armies

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    刘运成; 葛毅; 吴豪; 翟新海


    近年来,随着我军非战争军事行动的增多,远程医学系统在各类非战争军事行动中的卫勤指挥、伤员救治、普及医学知识等方面发挥了重要作用.从军队远程医学建设历程、具有的主要功能、在各类非战争军事行动中的应用以及建设的相关经验等方面进行了论述.%In recent years, as the increasing of non-war military actions in China, telemedicine system plays an important role in medical service command, treating the wounded and popularizing medical knowledge in various non-war military actions. The paper discussed the construction progress, main functions, applications and relevant construction experiences of telemedicine in armies.

  15. Application of Lean Thinking in the Recuperation Management of Special Army Service Staff%精益思想在特勤人员疗养管理中的应用

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    孙运峰; 何涛


    The article analyzed the current situation of the secret infirmary staff recuperation, in view of the existing problems such as recuperation time not guaranteed, rehabilitation projects lacked of pertinence, recupera-tion managements are not strong enough, put forward by using lean thinking and its contained standardized opera-tion, visual management, PDCA circulation method, etc.from the aspects of secret infirmary staff recuperation process, daily management, continuous improvement, etc.So as to provide more high quality, high efficiency, and low consumption of the special army service staff.%本文分析研究特勤人员疗养的现状,针对存在的疗养时间得不到保障、疗养项目缺乏针对性、疗养管理力度不够等问题,提出运用精益思想及其所含的标准化作业、PDCA循环法则及可视化管理等方法,从特勤人员疗养流程、日常管理、持续改进等方面加以改进,为特勤疗养人员提供更加优质、高效、低耗的服务。

  16. The development of socially responsible life-sciences teachers through community service learning.

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    J.J. Rian de Villiers


    Full Text Available In South Africa, polices in higher education are urging tertiary institutions to produce graduates who are socially responsible citizens. One method of achieving this is through service-learning initiatives. Zoos as community partners can provide exciting educational opportunities for students to do animal behaviour studies and to develop their social responsibility. A sample of 58 preservice life-sciences teachers from a South African university completed a questionnaire on their animal behaviour studies. This study sought to determine how animal behaviour studies could successfully be incorporated as a community service-learning project in a zoo setting, what the educational value of these studies was and what the benefits were of incorporating this community service-learning component in the life-sciences course. The incorporation of the service-learning component into the zoology course led to the students’ personal and professional development, knowledge about themselves, sensitivity to cultural diversity, civic responsibility and insights into the ways in which communities operate. For a successful service-learning project, lectures, students and community partners should all have a sense of engagement. A number of suggestions are made to improve the incorporation of this service-learning component into the existing zoology course.

  17. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Psychologists in the Army Medical Service (4th) Held in New York, New York on August 30, 1961 (United States)


    Evanto, It .: MoW, Petersam, 19W0. $ 7.25 Coleman, James C. Abnormal psychology and mdern life. (2nd Ed). Scott, Forean and Cupazy, Q icaho, 11.: 1956...Hygiene Consultation Service WRAMC Fort Belvoir, Virginia’ Washington 12, DC Lt Robert E..Cetlin, MSC Lt Sheldon Blackman, MSC Chief Pychology Section

  18. Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: Comparison and Analysis of Acquisition Management in the Army, Navy, and Air Force (United States)


    product-based manufacturing models; and Schiele and McCue (2006) studied the acquisition of consulting services in public sector. Although these and...2008). Management of defense acquisition projects. Reston, VA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Schiele , J.J., & McCue, C.P

  19. Solving a Location, Allocation, and Capacity Planning Problem with Dynamic Demand and Response Time Service Level

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    Carrie Ka Yuk Lin


    Full Text Available Logistic systems with uncertain demand, travel time, and on-site processing time are studied here where sequential trip travel is allowed. The relationship between three levels of decisions: facility location, demand allocation, and resource capacity (number of service units, satisfying the response time requirement, is analysed. The problem is formulated as a stochastic mixed integer program. A simulation-based hybrid heuristic is developed to solve the dynamic problem under different response time service level. An initial solution is obtained from solving static location-allocation models, followed by iterative improvement of the three levels of decisions by ejection, reinsertion procedure with memory of feasible and infeasible service regions. Results indicate that a higher response time service level could be achieved by allocating a given resource under an appropriate decentralized policy. Given a response time requirement, the general trend is that the minimum total capacity initially decreases with more facilities. During this stage, variability in travel time has more impact on capacity than variability in demand arrivals. Thereafter, the total capacity remains stable and then gradually increases. When service level requirement is high, the dynamic dispatch based on first-come-first-serve rule requires smaller capacity than the one by nearest-neighbour rule.

  20. 基层军官人格、责任感与工作绩效的关系分析%Analyzing the correlation of army officers' personality, responsibility and work performance

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    汤家彦; 姜国瑞


    The analysis on the officersI work performance is important for the management of army. Personality and responsibility are two key psychological traits influencing officers; work performance. It is essential to understand the relationship between these two traits to predict army officersI work performance. A Cluster sampling survey has been given to the army officers by using Eysenck Person- ality Questionnaire (EPQ), Management Responsibility Questionnaire and Work Performance Ques- tionnaire~ then, the correlation and regression analysis on the data has been made. The correlation a- nalysis demonstrates that responsibility and its dimensions are correlated with the subscale of EPQ(P 〈0.01); moreover, responsibility and its dimensions are positively correlated with work performance and its dimensions(P〈0.01). Different dimensions of officers personality have different influences on their responsibilities, which in turn has an influence on their work performance.%分析基层军官的工作绩效对于部队基层的管理具有重要意义。基层军官的人格和责任感是影响工作绩效的两个心理特质,通过调查研究,搞清楚二者之间的关系,对于运用基层军官的人格和责任感来预测其工作绩效具有重要意义。采用《艾森克个性问卷(简称EPQ)》《管理者责任心问卷》《工作绩效问卷》等测量工具对部队基层军官进行整群抽样调查,然后进行相关和回归统计分析。相关分析结果表明,责任感及各维度与EPQ各分量表呈现不同程度的相关(P〈0.01);责任感及各维度与工作绩效及各维度都呈现不同程度的正相关(P〈0.01)。基层军官人格的不同维度对其责任感有不同的影响,责任感的高低影响工作绩效的高低。

  1. The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) Annual Survey of the Army Profession (CASAP FY15) (United States)


    organization , or dedication to the Army as a profession. Essential elements of analysis include perceptions of: mutual trust ( internal ) – within the team...honorable service” (95%); accept risk in the performance of duty – demonstrate courage (98%); and to pursue lifelong learning and professional development...development and lifelong learning ; leading by example; mission and “Calling to Honorable Service;” shared Identity as Trusted Army Professionals; and to

  2. US Army Research Office research in progress, July 1, 1991--June 30, 1992

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    The US Army Research Office, under the US Army Materiel Command (AMC), is responsible for coordinating and supporting research in the physical and engineering sciences, in materials science, geosciences, biology, and mathematics. This report describes research directly supported by the Army Research Projects Agency, and several AMC and other Army commands. A separate section is devoted to the research program at the US Army Research, Development and Standardization Group - United Kingdom. The present volume includes the research program in physics, chemistry, biological sciences, mathematics, engineering sciences, metallurgy and materials science, geosciences, electronics, and the European Research Program. It covers the 12-month period from 1 July 1991 through 30 June 1992.

  3. 某部医院船赴马尔代夫外岛礁巡诊经验体会%Experience of our army hospital ship to Maldives island for mobile medical service

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    安丰妹; 田玉芹; 郭红霞


    通过对执行“和谐使命-2013”任务,巡诊医疗分队首次赴马尔代夫南岛礁的福阿穆拉库岛(Fua Mulaku)和阿杜岛(Addu Atoll)2岛住岛连续开展医疗巡诊2 d进行总结,探讨医院船国外岛礁驻岛连续巡诊医疗服务模式。本次巡诊456例次,皮肤、消化系统、口腔溃疡疾病多见。实践证明我军医院船达到了医院船赴国外岛礁住岛连续巡诊,为国外外岛礁官兵、居民提供高水平医疗服务的目的,完全有能力承担赴海外医疗条件差的外岛礁住岛连续巡诊、展开医疗服务,任务获得圆满成功;这一做法节省了人力物力和时间,增进了两国友谊,值得借鉴和推广。%This paper was to study mobile medical service pattern of our army hospital ship perfoming on foreign island reefs,through summarizing the data of the harmony mission-2013 mobile medical practiced for two days firstly at Maldives Addu Atoll and Fua Mulaku l. In this mobile medical practice of 456 (case/time) skin disease,digestive system disease and dental ulcer are common ones. This practice achived the aim to provide high level medical service for foreign islands officers and residents,to promote friendship of both countries. Results show that hospital ship suffice for succession mobile medical service contraposing foreign island poor medical condition, its medical services are successful and fulfill,as well as save manpower material resources,at same time the mission enhanced friendship of both countries. It’s worth taking as example and popularizing.

  4. Changing the Army’s Weapon Training Strategies to Meet Operational Requirements More Efficiently and Effectively (United States)


    Guard ARRM Army Range Requirements Model ASCC Army Service Component Command ASI Additional Skill Identifier ATLD Army Training and Leader Development...Corporation, MG-538-A, 2007. 3 The terms virtual and simulator overlap somewhat. The DoD Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Glossary, March 2010, defines...for live-fire qualification.8 The LMTS uses a laser transmitter on the individual soldier’s issued weapon to engage a reflective target. A scor - ing

  5. Measuring and Retaining the U.S. Army’s Deployment Experience (United States)


    the Regu- lar Army do not affi liate with either the ARNGUS or USAR. Th e extent of this decline will depend on how reductions are applied across...if the Army believes that deployment experience is valuable, it could take measures to increase the ARNGUS or USAR affi liations of soldiers with...deployment-related experience who are leaving the Regular Army, thereby slowing that loss. Th e number of prior-service personnel who affi liate

  6. Technology complementing military psychology programs and services in the Pacific Regional Medical Command. (United States)

    Stetz, Melba C; Folen, Raymond A; Van Horn, Sandra; Ruseborn, Daniel; Samuel, Kevin M


    The Tripler Army Medical Center is the only federal tertiary care hospital serving the Pacific Regional Medical Command. Due to Tripler's large area of responsibility, many behavioral health professionals are starting to employ more technology during their sessions. As explained in this article, virtual reality and telepsychology efforts are proving to benefit military service members and their families in the Pacific Rim.

  7. Management and Oversight of Services Acquisition Within the United States Air Force (United States)


    47 Figure 14. Training Received............................................................................................48 Figure 15. QAP ...Surveillance Plan QAP Quality Assurance Personnel PSC Product Service Code SOO Statement of Objectives USA United States Army USN United States...Assurance Personnel ( QAP ), and the multi-functional teams (USAF, 2005). This policy has established clear guidelines and responsibilities for the USAF in

  8. Towards responsible system development in health services: a discourse analysis study of design conflict resolution tactics. (United States)

    Irestig, Magnus; Timpka, Toomas


    We set out to examine design conflict resolution tactics used in development of large information systems for health services and to outline the design consequences for these tactics. Discourse analysis methods were applied to data collected from meetings conducted during the development of a web-based system in a public health context. We found that low risk tactics were characterized by design issues being managed within the formal mandate and competences of the design group. In comparison, high risk tactics were associated with irresponsible compromises, i.e. decisions being passed on to others or to later phases of the design process. The consequence of this collective disregard of issues such as responsibility and legitimacy is that the system design will be impossible to implement in factual health service contexts. The results imply that downstream responsibility issues have to be continuously dealt with in system development in health services.

  9. Qualitative Student Responses to Service Learning with Veterans who are Homeless

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    Lindsay A. Phillips


    Full Text Available This article presents a description of a service learning activity in which students assisted veterans who are homeless. The article outlines how the event was organized, provides resources for implementation, discusses student response using evaluations from 15 students, and discusses considerations made in organizing such an event. KEYWORDSService Learning, Qualitative Evaluation, Homeless Veterans

  10. Integrating ecosystem services and climate change responses in coastal wetlands development plans for Bangladesh

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    Sarwar, M.H.; Hein, L.G.; Rip, F.I.; Dearing, J.A.


    This study explores the integration of ecosystem services and climate change adaptation in development plans for coastal wetlands in Bangladesh. A new response framework for adaptation is proposed, based on an empirical analysis and consultations with stakeholders, using a modified version of the DP

  11. Associations between Responsible Beverage Service Laws and Binge Drinking and Alcohol-Impaired Driving (United States)

    Linde, Ann C.; Toomey, Traci L.; Wolfson, Julian; Lenk, Kathleen M.; Jones-Webb, Rhonda; Erickson, Darin J.


    We explored potential associations between the strength of state Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) laws and self-reported binge drinking and alcohol-impaired driving in the U.S. A multi-level logistic mixed-effects model was used, adjusting for potential confounders. Analyses were conducted on the overall BRFSS sample and drinkers only. Seven…

  12. Service Learning: Providing the Building Blocks for a Socially Responsible Nursing Role (United States)

    Johnson, Judith M.


    An explanatory correlational study was conducted to explore whether and to what extent a relationship between hours of participation in service learning and commitment to social responsibility exists for students enrolled in pre-licensure baccalaureate-nursing programs currently participating in the Nursing Licensure Compact. The convenience…

  13. Service Quality and Corporate Social Responsibility, Influence on Post-Purchase Intentions of Sheltered Employment Institutions (United States)

    Chen, Chao-Chien; Lin, Shih-Yen; Cheng, Chia-Hsin; Tsai, Chia-Ching


    The main purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of service quality and corporate social responsibility (CSR) on customer satisfaction, and customer satisfaction toward post-purchase intentions from sheltered employment institutions. Work experience plays an important role in career development for those people with intellectual…

  14. A Strategic Marketing Plan for Women and Infant Services, DeWitt Army Community Hospital and the DeWitt Health Care System (United States)


    professional midwifery care; linkage with appropriate community resources, including breastfeeding support; culturally competent care; and staff...difficult to frequently walk down to the bathroom, take the baby to the nursery, especially for breastfeeding moms who are feeding more frequently...34Hawthorne effect" may have artificially inflated responses because patients did not want to upset the staff (Cooper and Emory, 1995). Fourth, because

  15. A Giant in the Shadows: Major General Benjamin Foulois and the Rise of the Army Air Service in World War I (United States)


    his squadrons at the front supplied with replacement airplanes and personnel. He saw great wastage in both airplanes and engines with insufficient... wastage and delay in resupplying frontline units. He also knew that he was the best man to take on this responsibility.12 On 25 July, Foulois wrote a... food and supplies to 21,000 American Indians who had become isolated due to massive blizzards in the South- west.15 Arnold’s aircraft delivered

  16. Students’ experiences of university social responsibility and perceptions of satisfaction and quality of service

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    José Luis Vázquez


    Full Text Available The principal aim of this paper is to identify the factors that define students’ perceptions of university social responsibility (USR in a Spanish university, and analyse the impact of that view on their perceptions of satisfaction and quality of service. Particularly, it is hypothesized that the overall perception of university social responsibility has a positive effect on students’ experiences of satisfaction, partially mediated by the assessment regarding the quality of university services. In doing that, a self-report study was conducted with a total sample of 400 undergraduate students of the University of León, in Spain. Structural equation modeling with PLS was used to test the students’ overall perception of USR in order to achieve higher standards of quality of service and satisfaction. Results supported a structure of six factors explaining students’ views regarding university social responsibility, of which only internal management affects the overall perception. Likewise, quality of service and satisfaction are strongly correlated among them. Implications of these findings for marketing in university settings are discussed.

  17. Consumer Response to Gastrointestinal Illness Perceived To Originate from Food Service Facilities. (United States)

    Garnett, Erin S; Gretsch, Stephanie R; Null, Clair; Moe, Christine L


    Consumer responses to food product recalls have been documented, but there is little information on how consumers respond to illnesses or outbreaks associated with food service facilities. This study uses an on-line survey of 885 adults conducted in 2012 to determine how respondents changed their dining behavior following personal experiences with and secondhand reports of gastrointestinal illness believed to be associated with food service facilities. In response to personally experiencing gastrointestinal illness that they attributed to a food service facility, 90% of survey participants reported that they avoided the implicated facility for a time following the incident; almost one-half decided to never return to the facility they believed had made them ill. In response to a secondhand report of gastrointestinal illness, 86% of respondents reported they would avoid the implicated facility for a time, and 22% said they would never return to the facility. After both personal experiences of illness and secondhand reports of illness, consumer responses were significantly more severe toward the implicated facility than toward all other food service facilities. Frequent diners avoided facilities for shorter periods of time and were less likely to never go back to a facility than were infrequent diners. The survey results indicate that 24 to 97 fewer meals were purchased per respondent, or a 11 to 20% reduction in meals purchased outside the home, in the year following respondents' illness. Future estimates of the economic burden of foodborne illnesses, including those caused by noroviruses, should consider the impacts on the food service industry attributable to changes in consumer behavior, in addition to health care costs and loss of productivity.

  18. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Behavioral Health Disaster Response App. (United States)

    Seligman, Jamie; Felder, Stephanie S; Robinson, Maryann E


    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the Department of Health and Human Services offers extensive disaster behavior health resources to assist disaster survivors in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural and manmade disasters. One of SAMHSA's most innovative resources is the SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App (SAMHSA Disaster App). The SAMHSA Disaster App prepares behavioral health responders for any type of traumatic event by allowing them to access disaster-related materials and other key resources right on their phone, at the touch of a button. The SAMHSA Disaster App is available on iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry devices.

  19. How the Army Runs: A Senior Leader Reference Handbook, 2015-2016 (United States)


    Army Corrections Command (USACC); Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA). (n) The Judge Advocate General (TJAG): U.S. Army Legal Services...BMDR Ballistic Missile Defense Review BMIS-T Battlefield Medical Information-Theater BOD Board of Directors BOD Broadcast Operations

  20. Women in the Army (United States)


    undoubtedly be included in the ultimate AFEES test package for future enlistees. The significance of this study effort, and ultimate value to the Army...FY. 2 2 PART 4 PROXOTIONS AND SELECTIONS Selection by. grade for promocion , command and advanced schooling are presented in this part. o Selections

  1. Atomic Army: The Roles of the U.S. Army in America’s Nuclear Endeavors (United States)


    promotion despite her credentials and level of responsibility, directed one of the Los Alamos chemistry laboratories.137 Second Lieutenant Myrtle...General Staff College, “The Army is burning its military textbooks to clear away the old and make way for the new.”355 Even Midgley acknowledged, “the

  2. Teaching social responsibility through community service-learning in predoctoral dental education. (United States)

    Brondani, Mario A


    Social responsibility refers to one's sense of duty to the society in which he or she lives. The Professionalism and Community Service (PACS) dental module at the University of British Columbia is based upon community service-learning and helps dental students to understand the challenges faced by vulnerable segments of the population as they actively reflect on experiences gathered from didactic and experiential activities. This article aims to illustrate the extent to which PACS has fostered awareness of social responsibility through the British Columbia Ministry of Education's Performance Standards Framework for Social Responsibility. Reflections were gathered from students in all four years of the D.M.D. program and were analyzed thematically in three categories of the framework: Contribution to the Classroom and Community, Value of Diversity in the Community, and Exercise of Responsibilities. The constant comparison analysis of the reflective qualitative data revealed that the students directly or indirectly addressed these three categories in their reflections as they synthesized their understanding of community issues and their collaborative roles as socially responsible members of the dental profession. Follow-up studies are needed to explore the impact of community-based dental education upon students' perceptions and understanding of social responsibility and professionalism regarding underserved communities.

  3. 75 FR 7255 - Army Educational Advisory Committee (United States)


    ... Department of the Army Army Educational Advisory Committee AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD. ACTION... CFR 102-3.150, the following meeting notice is announced: Name of Committee: U.S. Army War College Subcommittee of the Army Education Advisory Committee. Date of Meeting: March 11, 2010. Place of Meeting:...

  4. Responses of Ecosystem Service to Land Use Change in Qinghai Province

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    Ze Han


    Full Text Available Qinghai Province has a very fragile ecological environment and is an important component of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. To understand the disturbance caused by human activities to the local ecological system, it is necessary to evaluate the response of ecological service functions to land use change in Qinghai Province and to uncover the sensitivity of ecological service functions to land use change. This study uses a proxy-based method and proposes a sensitivity index to describe the degree of ecological service function response to the land use change in Qinghai Province. The findings were as follows. (1 From 1988 to 2008, the area of cultivated land, construction land and water in Qinghai Province increased, and forest land and grassland continuously decreased. The agricultural economy and the development of urbanization are the main driving factors in land use change in this area. Policies and eco-environmental engineering, such as the grain-for-green project, the Three-North shelterbelt project and the natural forest protection project, have certain effects on controlling the expansion of cultivated land. (2 The value of ecosystem services in Qinghai Province was 157.368 billion yuan, 157.149 billion yuan and 157.726 billion yuan in 1988, 2000 and 2008, respectively, decreasing and then increasing again. (3 The average sensitivity index values of ecological services in Qinghai Province for the periods 1988–2000 and 2000–2008 was 0.693 and 1.137, respectively. This means that for every 1% increase in land use change, the ecological service value fluctuated by 0.693% and 1.137% in those periods.

  5. Market and policy barriers for demand response providing ancillary services in U.S. markets

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    Cappers, Peter [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); MacDonald, Jason [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Goldman, Charles [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)


    This study provides an examination of various market and policy barriers to demand response providing ancillary services in both ISO/RTO and non-ISO/RTO regions, especially at the program provider level. It is useful to classify barriers in order to create a holistic understanding and identify parties that could be responsible for their removal. This study develops a typology of barriers focusing on smaller customers that must rely on a program provider (i.e., electric investor owned utility or IOU, ARC) to create an aggregated DR resource in order to bring ancillary services to the balancing authority. The barriers were identified through examinations of regulatory structures, market environments, and product offerings; and discussions with industry stakeholders and regulators. In order to help illustrate the differences in barriers among various wholesale market designs and their constituent retail environments, four regions were chosen to use as case studies: Colorado, Texas, Wisconsin, and New Jersey.

  6. Mortality Surveillance in the U.S. Army 20052014 (United States)


    expansion and standardization of behavioral health services through the Behavioral Health Service Line (BHSL). 2 References Appendix A lists...pending). The term “manner” has a specific definition so the word “category” will be used in this publication. The terms used in this publication...worker effect. 9 That is, as the U.S. Army has begun its drawdown, Soldiers at greater risk of death may have separated from Service . For

  7. Seeking the Perfect Edge: Joint Enhancment of Service Title X Responsibilities (United States)


    term vision with the development of the joint forces.11 While the initial theory was that Marine Corps service doctrine might lack congruity with...responses to likely threat scenarios. During this training, drills are repeated until each member of the unit understands his role relative to as the role of the military is under constant refinement. Historically, warfare focused on the application of one nation’s military forces

  8. Responsiveness Evaluation of the Community Health Ser-vice in Shenzhen City

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    杨德华; 彭绩; 程锦泉; 刘军安; 夏挺松; 卢祖洵


    RESPONSIVENESS is recognized worldwidely as akey aspect of health system performance. The commu-nity health system is the sub-system of health system.There are very few studies using responsiveness as themarker to evaluate the community health system. OnJune 6th 1999, Shenzhen city became one of the 12 ex-perimental centers for community health services inChina, as decided by the health department. Since theformal commencement of the community health systemin Shenzhen, the health department and the governme...

  9. Elementary Pre-Service Teachers' Response-Shift Bias: Self-efficacy and attitudes toward science (United States)

    Cartwright, Tina J.; Atwood, Jon


    Response-shift bias occurs when participants' initial constructs, such as self-efficacy in teaching science, are incomplete because they do not fully conceptualize something they have yet to experience. This study examines whether elementary pre-service teachers can consistently evaluate constructs such as self-efficacy and attitudes toward science throughout an elementary methods course. After the administration of traditional pre-tests, retrospective pre-tests, and post-tests, this study examined whether a response-shift bias consistently occurred in scales indicating science teaching self-efficacy (as measured by the Science Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Instrument-B), attitudes toward science (modified Attitudes Toward Science Inventory), and relevancy of science (Changes in Attitudes about the Relevancy of Science). Results indicate that a significant response-shift bias occurred in the scales relating to self-efficacy, confidence, and attitudes toward science; while no response-shift bias occurred in scales relating to outcome expectancy, value, and relevancy of science. Our data provide evidence that response-shifts naturally discriminate among different constructs and that participants successfully and consistently reported certain constructs over time which may be of interest for program evaluators and self-efficacy researchers. This research could have implications for program evaluators and researchers who need to measure program impacts on pre-service teachers with limited science-teaching experiences.

  10. Why has the US Army Been Slow to Adopt Modern Handheld Technology? (United States)


    contractors. The 2011 Network Evaluation Exercise tested apps that 8Ibid. 9“Inspecting Gadgets ,” AUSA, Association of the United States Army, http...product delivery.15 In response, the US Army sought ways that the handheld device market could augment its operational efficiency. In effect , the US Army...process has four phases, each phase marked by a milestone denoting progress in the acquisition process. In effect , any equipment under consideration

  11. Army Support during the Hurricane Katrina Disaster (United States)


    Army leaders and soldiers alike. Honoré was fond of using a football analogy to describe the crisis. He conceded that the “home team” lost the...the movement and distribution of relief supplies. Distribution management teams traveled to the FEMA regional support areas ( RSAs ) to assess their...Osmosis Water Purification Unit RRCC Regional Response Coordination Center RSA regional support area RSOI reception, staging, onward movement, and

  12. Army Equipment Modernization Plan (United States)


    Intrusion System (BAIS) (14.6 percent of the Army Acquisition Objective (AAO) of 8,933). Provides early seismic /acoustic warning, intrusion detection...The advanced affordable Turbine engine (aaTe), S&T Program developed and demon- strated two new helicopter turbine engines that provide significant...improvements in engine power and operating efficiencies. In FY12, the program transitioned to the Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) to

  13. 1998 Army Modernization Plan (United States)


    Biological (CB) Protective Duty Uniform (STO) • Biometrics (SRO) • Nanoscience (SRO) • Millimeter Wave Material and Dissemination Technology... Biometrics and Nanoscience SROs will enable the development of advanced NBC detection and characterization systems, including the exploitation of biologically...Requirements Trailers • Procure HEMAT Trailers Figure K-23 K-19 //;<?. U.S. Army 1997Modernization Plan This final fleet assessment, made against the

  14. Army Leader Transitions Handbook (United States)


    to improving the organization. The following are some effective methods and a compilation of techniques and considerations which have been used... improve your understanding of the environment. Outgoing Leader’s Assessment An important item to obtain from the current leader is a list of key contacts...The courseware allows users to tailor training materials to specific needs. Users access this at the CAL AKO website or Army eLearning https

  15. Army Strong, Superintendent Savvy (United States)

    Mellon, Ericka


    Brigadier General Anthony "Tony" Tata of the U.S. Army had one of those "ah-ha" moments in April 2006 when, on the eve of an operation he was heading in Afghanistan, an Al Qaeda rocket shattered a nearby school. The attack killed a teacher and seven students and wounded dozens more. The rocket incident eventually nudged Tata toward a new mission:…

  16. The Army Lawyer (United States)


    Fired at Fleeing Cars, Soldiers Say, WASH. POST, Oct. 12, 2007, at A1 (quoting Major General (MG) Joseph Fil , Commander of 1st Cavalry Division, as...saying, “It’s yet another challenge, another setback.”). 32 See generally id. (quoting MG Joseph Fil as saying in reference to the incidents of PSC...Prosecutors Research Institute 99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 510 Alexandria, VA 22313 (703) 549-9222 JULY 2008 • THE ARMY LAWYER

  17. Service quality and corporate social responsibility, influence on post-purchase intentions of sheltered employment institutions. (United States)

    Chen, Chao-Chien; Lin, Shih-Yen; Cheng, Chia-Hsin; Tsai, Chia-Ching


    The main purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of service quality and corporate social responsibility (CSR) on customer satisfaction, and customer satisfaction toward post-purchase intentions from sheltered employment institutions. Work experience plays an important role in career development for those people with intellectual disabilities. When they are not yet capable of obtaining a job in the open market, they must receive job training and daily care in sheltered employment institutions. If the sheltered employment institutions cannot operate properly, they will greatly affect intellectual disabilities. From the study of "Children Are Us Bakeries and Restaurants" sheltered employment institutions are one kind of food service business that has been found to request and improve service quality and execution of CSR. These are two main factors which can enhance brand value and create a good reputation for sheltered employment institutions. The questionnaire results indicate that perceived service quality has a positive relationship with customer satisfaction and the reliability dimension is the most important factor for customers to assess service quality. Meanwhile, correlation analysis shows that customer satisfaction regarding service quality influences post-purchase intentions, indicating that friendly and helpful employees can please customers and enhance their satisfaction level and also induce positive post-purchase intentions of consumers. Regarding the CSR of "Children Are Us Bakeries and Restaurants" sheltered employment institutions, the analysis reveals a statistical significance: the greater customer satisfaction of CSR, the higher the post-purchase intention. In addition, in the work, paired-sample t test analysis reveals there is a significant difference (pinstitutions establishments should be recognized by all should receive continued support and there should be a willingness to hire these intellectually disabled citizens.

  18. FY 2011 progress report for Army funded activities at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (United States)

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report for Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (RMA) outlines activities on the refuge funded by the Army during the 2011 fiscal year. This report...

  19. FY 2012 progress report for Army funded activities at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (United States)

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report for Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (RMA) outlines activities on the refuge funded by the Army during the 2012 fiscal year. This report...

  20. FY 2007 progress report for Army funded activities at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (United States)

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report for Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (RMA) outlines activities on the refuge funded by the Army during the 2007 fiscal year. This report...

  1. FY 2008 progress report for Army funded activities at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (United States)

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report for Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (RMA) outlines activities on the refuge funded by the Army during the 2008 fiscal year. This report...

  2. FY 2010 progress report for Army funded activities at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (United States)

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report for Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (RMA) outlines activities on the refuge funded by the Army during the 2010 fiscal year. This report...

  3. FY 2009 progress report for Army funded activities at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (United States)

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report for Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (RMA) outlines activities on the refuge funded by the Army during the 2009 fiscal year. This report...

  4. FY 2013 progress report for Army funded activities at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (United States)

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report for Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (RMA) outlines activities on the refuge funded by the Army during the 2013 fiscal year. This report...

  5. Consumer experience of formal crisis-response services and preferred methods of crisis intervention. (United States)

    Boscarato, Kara; Lee, Stuart; Kroschel, Jon; Hollander, Yitzchak; Brennan, Alice; Warren, Narelle


    The manner in which people with mental illness are supported in a crisis is crucial to their recovery. The current study explored mental health consumers' experiences with formal crisis services (i.e. police and crisis assessment and treatment (CAT) teams), preferred crisis supports, and opinions of four collaborative interagency response models. Eleven consumers completed one-on-one, semistructured interviews. The results revealed that the perceived quality of previous formal crisis interventions varied greatly. Most participants preferred family members or friends to intervene. However, where a formal response was required, general practitioners and mental health case managers were preferred; no participant wanted a police response, and only one indicated a preference for CAT team assistance. Most participants welcomed collaborative crisis interventions. Of four collaborative interagency response models currently being trialled internationally, participants most strongly supported the Ride-Along Model, which enables a police officer and a mental health clinician to jointly respond to distressed consumers in the community. The findings highlight the potential for an interagency response model to deliver a crisis response aligned with consumers' preferences.

  6. Army Training Study: Concepts of the Army Training System. (United States)


    Combat Units. 1 March 1971. Harher, Robert A. and Coleman, Charlie C. Application of Simulation Training Exercises to Crisis Relocation Planning...product or outpit of the Army’s helth -. Ssinn. 0 ro)gram qM is a go example of hw pr hugra-. udgetinc’ is intro-. to work. The Army’s health care

  7. [Further improvement of transport immobilization in the czechoslovak army.]. (United States)

    Urminský, E; Beznoska, J; Fanta, D


    The authors inform about a new traction frame for the lower extremity to be used by the health service in the Czechoslovak Army. They present fundamental requirements set for the development of this plate and perspectives of its series production. Key words: metal traction frame, lower extremity, immobilization.

  8. The United States Army Infantry Squad: Year 2015. (United States)


    time is a testament to the selfless service they provide the Army daily. To Kellie, Ashley, and Haley, thank you for the notes, pictures, love , and... astrology . "s Before World War I, the world’s major military powers studied major battles to determine how best to prepare their forces to fight in the

  9. Army Communicator. Volume 28, Number 4, Winter 2003 (United States)


    morale in the states. Members of the panel included COL Brian Hurley , 11th Signal Brigade, LTC Michelle Walla, 501st Signal Battalion commander, 101st...focused support services within the Army Knowledge Enterprise Architecture. ENHANCEMENTS IN STORE FOR FUTURE STRYKER BRIGADES by Tonya K. Townsell

  10. Decline of African American Enlistment in the United States Army (United States)


    be considered equal men. Racially motivated slander, bigotry, and condemnation of African Americans’ wartime service plagued the Army at the... workplace . The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 was another program that assisted Vietnam Veterans in education and job placement...programs, which are now nearly extinct , gave priority to hiring of minorities and offering government contracts to African American businesses. Many

  11. Houston's medical disaster response to Hurricane Katrina: part 1: the initial medical response from Trauma Service Area Q. (United States)

    Hamilton, Douglas R; Gavagan, Thomas F; Smart, Kieran T; Upton, Lori A; Havron, Douglas A; Weller, Nancy F; Shah, Umair A; Fishkind, Avrim; Persse, David; Shank, Paul; Mattox, Kenneth


    After Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, thousands of ill and injured evacuees were transported to Houston, TX. Houston's regional disaster plan was quickly implemented, leading to the activation of the Regional Hospital Preparedness Council's Catastrophic Medical Operations Center and the rapid construction of a 65-examination-room medical facility within the Reliant Center. A plan for triage of arriving evacuees was quickly developed and the Astrodome/Reliant Center Complex mega-shelter was created. Herein, we discuss major elements of the regional disaster response, including regional coordination, triage and emergency medical service transfers into the region's medical centers, medical care in population shelters, and community health challenges.

  12. The 1985 ARI Survey of Army Recruits: Tabular Description of NPS Army Reserve Accessions. Volume 2 (United States)


    NUMBER SECTION 1: ENLISTMENT TOOl EXPECTED SATISFACTION WITH ARMY LIFE 004-005 T031 SERVICE OF FIRST CHOICE 006-007 T032 SERVICE OF SECOND CHOICE 008-009...05 Fort McClellan . . . ........... 06 Fort Ketno....... . . . 0 S. What Is your Social Security Numer? FotO tig...............0 6...What is your NOV? 7. Move you ever been a student at a college or Junior collage for at least one semester? So8-. S aae n what you know new, how

  13. The Army Profession: A Narrative (United States)


    profile cases of alleged misconduct” were symptomatic of “a much larger issue affecting the armed forces.”9 In the Associated Press, Lolita Baldor...Science: An Academic Discipline." Army Magazine, no. 5 (May 2005): 14-15. Baldor, Lolita C. and Michael Biesecker. "US Army Brigadier General

  14. Army Contract Writing System (ACWS) (United States)


    the integration with Army Enterprise Resource Planning systems. As a financial feeder system, ACWS will meet the compliance requirements of the...Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996. The system will meet the full scope of Army Contracting requirements, including those in secure process efficiencies, support compliance with the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996, integrate with existing Enterprise

  15. The US Army Realizing its Net-Centric Data Strategy in a Service Oriented Architecture%美陆军在面向服务架构中实现其网络中心数据战略

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    张健美; 赵杭生; 徐志云


    The US net-centric operational warfare (NCOW) describes how the US armed forces will conduct business operations, warfare, and enterprise management in the future. It stresses building an assured, dynamic, and shared information environment to provide access to trusted information for all users, based on need, independent of time and place. NCOW can generate increased combat power by networking sensors, decision makers, and shooters enabling shared awareness, increased speed of command, higher tempo of operations, greater lethality, increased survivability, and a degree of self-synchronization. The US armed forces mandates that the Global Information Grid (GIG) will be the primary infrastructure capability to support NCOW. Under this directive, all advanced weapons platforms, sensor systems, and command and control centers are eventually to be linked via the GIG. In the DoD vision, implementation of this massive integration effort relies on a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) model and Net-Centric Data Strategy approach, along with extensive use of the Extensive Markup Language (XML) and other web service standards. This paper briefly explains the inter-relationship between the various IT components that will provide the Net-Centric environment and assist the Army in migrating towards the Net-Centric Warfare concept.%美军网络中心战(NCOW)描述了美军经营、作战及企业管理的方式,强调通过营造安全、动态、共享的信息环境,在不受时间和位置限制的条件下,为所有用户提供访问可靠信息的途径。通过将传感器、决策者和执行者网络化,产生更强的战斗力,实现共享感知、提高指挥速度、加快作战节奏、增强杀伤效果、提高生存能力以及实现一定程度的自同步。美军将全球信息栅格(GIG)作为支持NCOW的主要基础设施,所有先进武器平台、传感系统以及指挥与控制中心最终都将通过GIG互联互通。美军这项

  16. We Want You: It Takes a Village To Market the Army (United States)


    corporate/Pages/default.aspx (accessed December 20, 2012). 84 Ibid. 85 Philip Kotler and Nancy Lee, Corporate Social Responsibility: Doing the Most...18. 92 Ibid., 18. 93 Head, 4. 94 Kotler and Lee, 239. 95 Ibid., 209. 96 Ibid., 218. 97 U.S. Army Marketing and Research Group, “Army

  17. Parameters: US Army War College Quarterly. Volume 20. Number 4 (United States)


    South Vietnam; and siege-breaking at Dien Bien Phu and Khe Sanh. In all of these cases, CAS substituted for a lack of available artillery assets, and...service persona . But is it in the Army’s interest to take over CAS, much less all of tactical aviation? No. The Army cannot afford the force structure...of a Former Iron Curtain Official." 10 (September, 1980), 8-15. Radvanyi, Janos. "Dien Bien Phu: Tiirt ’ears After." 15 (Summer, 1985), 63-68. Raho

  18. The Army Lawyer (United States)


    articles do not necessarily reflect the view of The Judge Advocate General or the Department of the Army. Masculine or feminine pronouns appearing in...they accompany is their frequent use of the plural pronouns “we,” “us,” and “our” in their news stories to describe the progress of the units to facilitate information to the interrogators , and save the lives of other soldiers out there.”30 Specialist Ambuhl also is quoted as saying that

  19. Army Energy Plan. (United States)


    ultimate goal. Additionally, electric vehicles, scooters , and bicycles are being widely used for on-post courier, patrol and maintenance operations. Table 4...characteristics. b. Suspension systems. The Army has a new suspension system under develop- ment called the Loopwheel. This new experimental suspension will...200 200 COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL VEH COMPS AMM 2 6.2 AH84 100 0 0 LIGHTWEIGHT SUSPENSION COMPS AMM 0 6.2 AH84 300 350 250 SAMARIUM-COBALT GEN TECH HOL 3 6.2

  20. Variations in Primary Teachers’ Responses and Development during Three Major Science In- Service Programmes

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    Anthony Pell


    Full Text Available This paper reports on how different types of teachers responded to in-service aimed at developing investigative-based science education (IBSE in primary schools, and the extent to which they applied their new skills in the classroom. Common items from evaluation questionnaires allowed data to be combined from three major in-service programmes. Using complete data sets from 120 teachers, cluster analysis enabled three teacher types to be identified: a small group of ‘science unsures’, with low attitude scores and little confidence, who showed no response to the innovation; ‘holistic improvers’, who showed the largest improvement in science teaching confidence; and ‘high level, positive progressives’, who were very positive to science teaching throughout and showed gains in confidence in teaching physics and chemistry, as well as in demonstrating the relevance of science to their pupils. Taking account of these teacher types alongside interviews and observations, nine developmental stages in how teachers apply their new expertise in the classroom and the whole school are suggested. Major factorsinfluencing application in the classroom are the teachers’ initial science knowledge and pedagogical expertise, and motivating feedback to teachers when pupils responded positively to the innovation. Assessing teachers’ initial level of subject knowledge and science pedagogical expertise to inform the approach and amount of in-service provision is important. Subsequent mentoring as well as support from the school principal when teachers first try IBSE with pupils promotes successful implementation in the classroom.

  1. Installation Management Command: Preparing Civilians for the Army of 2020 (United States)


    deliver installation services, and to sustain facilities in support of Senior Commanders in order to enable a ready and resilient Army.7 IMCOM was...The IMCOM Mission is to: “synchronize, integrate, and deliver installation services and sustain facilities in support of Senior Commanders in...resist change.55 “Walt Disney is credited with saying that “change is inevitable, growth is optional.”56 If we are to execute the best plan to

  2. Market and Policy Barriers for Demand Response Providing Ancillary Services in U.S. Markets

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    Cappers, Peter [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); MacDonald, Jason [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Goldman, Charles [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)


    In this study, we attempt to provide a comprehensive examination of various market and policy barriers to demand response providing ancillary services in both ISO/RTO and non-ISO/RTO regions, especially at the program provider level. It is useful to classify barriers in order to create a holistic understanding and identify parties that could be responsible for their removal. This study develops a typology of barriers focusing on smaller customers that must rely on a program provider (i.e., electric investor owned utility or IOU, ARC) to create an aggregated DR resource in order to bring ancillary services to the balancing authority.ii The barriers were identified through examinations of regulatory structures, market environments, and product offerings; and discussions with industry stakeholders and regulators. In order to help illustrate the differences in barriers among various wholesale market designs and their constituent retail environments, four regions were chosen to use as case studies: Colorado, Texas, Wisconsin, and New Jersey. We highlight the experience in each area as it relates to the identified barriers.

  3. "You're Always First a Girl": Emerging Adult Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Israeli Army (United States)

    Levin, Dana S.


    The Israeli army drafts both men and women, and most Israelis complete their military service during their emerging adulthood years. This study examined Israeli women's experiences as soldiers in the army. Twenty-three women (18 emerging adults, 5 young adults) were recruited using purposive sampling and interviewed about how they experienced…

  4. Applying the Reader-Response Theory to Literary Texts in EFL-Pre-Service Teachers' Initial Education (United States)

    Garzón, Eliana; Castañeda-Peña, Harold


    This article presents the pedagogical implementation of the reader-response theory in a class of English as a foreign language with language pre-service teachers as they experience the reading of two short stories. The research took place over a 16 week period in which students kept a portfolio of their written responses to the stories.…

  5. Using Student Video Cases to Assess Pre-service Elementary Teachers' Engineering Teaching Responsiveness (United States)

    Dalvi, Tejaswini; Wendell, Kristen


    Our study addresses the need for new approaches to prepare novice elementary teachers to teach both science and engineering, and for new tools to measure how well those approaches are working. This in particular would inform the teacher educators of the extent to which novice teachers are developing expertise in facilitating their students' engineering design work. One important dimension to measure is novice teachers' abilities to notice the substance of student thinking and to respond in productive ways. This teacher noticing is particularly important in science and engineering education, where students' initial, idiosyncratic ideas and practices influence the likelihood that particular instructional strategies will help them learn. This paper describes evidence of validity and reliability for the Video Case Diagnosis (VCD) task, a new instrument for measuring pre-service elementary teachers' engineering teaching responsiveness. To complete the VCD, participants view a 6-min video episode of children solving an engineering design problem, describe in writing what they notice about the students' science ideas and engineering practices, and propose how a teacher could productively respond to the students. The rubric for scoring VCD responses allowed two independent scorers to achieve inter-rater reliability. Content analysis of the video episode, systematic review of literature on science and engineering practices, and solicitation of external expert educator responses establish content validity for VCD. Field test results with three different participant groups who have different levels of engineering education experience offer evidence of construct validity.

  6. Exploring the Complexities of Army Civilians and the Army Profession (United States)


    Profession. It appears reasonable that military and civilians become bilingual in the doctrine, regulations, and languages of both the operational force...members of the Armed Forces and Army Civilians as employed by the Armed Forces.15 The simple generalization and different language in the law and...civil-military relations and the Army Civilian Corps closes the first section. 4 The second section contrasts institutions, organizations, and

  7. Prenatal reporting to child protection: Characteristics and service responses in one Australian jurisdiction. (United States)

    Taplin, Stephanie


    Prenatal reporting to child protection services has been enacted into most jurisdictions across Australia and in other countries, its aims being to intervene early and provide supports which will either identify or prevent the need for a baby to be taken into care and protection once born. Despite indications that there are increasing numbers of prenatal reports, little is known about the characteristics of those reported, the timing and reasons for reports, service responses, and the impacts of being reported. This study is one of the first to use administrative data to examine the characteristics of two samples from one Australian jurisdiction: (i) data from casefiles of 38 cases reported in 2012-13, and (ii) administrative data from 117 cases reported prenatally in 2013. These data showed that women who were reported to child protection services in relation to their pregnancy were predominantly disadvantaged, and were likely to be reported relatively late in their pregnancy due to 'future risk concerns'. Approximately two-thirds of those reported were provided with some prenatal support, as recorded by the child protection system, generally of limited duration. Twelve percent of the babies born to the larger cohort of women were removed within 100days of their birth. It is likely that longer term supportive interventions are needed, to reduce the risk factors evident in women reported during pregnancy, and to improve their ability to safely care for their children. Information on the short and long-term impacts from rigorous evaluations and longer-term intervention trials are also vital to ensure that prenatal reporting and interventions are, in fact, improving outcomes for infants and families.

  8. The 1984 ARI (Army Research Institute) Survey of Army Recruits: Codebook for October 84/February 85 Active Army Survey Respondents (United States)



  9. The Effectiveness of Emergency Response System’s Service Providers for Road Accidents in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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    Kazunori H.


    Full Text Available In Malaysia, there are three core services involved in emergency, namely the fire and rescue, police, and ambulance services. The aim of the service providers is to prevent the loss of life and damage by improving their response time. The Civil Defence Department and the 999 call centre also assist the main providers. This paper aims to provide an overview of emergency response system (ERS for road accidents in Johor Bahru. The objective is to find the effective services from ERS works. There are three sections of chronological events involved: the call centre receiving reports on accidents, at location of the accident and the time during which the victims are brought to the hospital. The paper studies the operation scheme of the ERS by describing the condition; to analyse the questionnaire using a set of questions on the ERS service; and to determine the effectiveness of the services provided. The provider’s services can be identified as a main factor in improving the ERS services provided in the study area.

  10. Sociodemographic and career history predictors of suicide mortality in the United States Army 2004–2009 (United States)

    Gilman, S. E.; Bromet, E. J.; Cox, K. L.; Colpe, L. J.; Fullerton, C. S.; Gruber, M. J.; Heeringa, S.G.; Lewandowski-Romps, L.; Millikan-Bell, A.M.; Naifeh, J. A.; Nock, M. K.; Petukhova, M. V.; Sampson, N. A.; Schoenbaum, M.; Stein, M. B.; Ursano, R. J.; Wessely, S.; Zaslavsky, A.M.; Kessler, R. C.


    Background The US Army suicide rate has increased sharply in recent years. Identifying significant predictors of Army suicides in Army and Department of Defense (DoD) administrative records might help focus prevention efforts and guide intervention content. Previous studies of administrative data, although documenting significant predictors, were based on limited samples and models. A career history perspective is used here to develop more textured models. Method The analysis was carried out as part of the Historical Administrative Data Study (HADS) of the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS). De-identified data were combined across numerous Army and DoD administrative data systems for all Regular Army soldiers on active duty in 2004–2009. Multivariate associations of sociodemographics and Army career variables with suicide were examined in subgroups defined by time in service, rank and deployment history. Results Several novel results were found that could have intervention implications. The most notable of these were significantly elevated suicide rates (69.6–80.0 suicides per 100000 person-years compared with 18.5 suicides per 100000 person-years in the total Army) among enlisted soldiers deployed either during their first year of service or with less than expected (based on time in service) junior enlisted rank; a substantially greater rise in suicide among women than men during deployment; and a protective effect of marriage against suicide only during deployment. Conclusions A career history approach produces several actionable insights missed in less textured analyses of administrative data predictors. Expansion of analyses to a richer set of predictors might help refine understanding of intervention implications. PMID:25055175

  11. Comparison of VO2 Max Prediction Value, Physiological Response, and Borg Scale between 12-Minute and 3200-Meter Run Fitness Tests among Indonesian Army Soldiers

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    Maulidi Abdillah


    Full Text Available Objective: To compare the VO2 max and physiological responses between 12-minute and 3200-meter run fitness tests. Methods: The subjects were 40 soldiers aged 18–21 years old of the Infantry Battalion 303/SSM of Cikajang, Garut, West Java, Indonesia. The 12-minute and 3200-meter run fitness tests were conducted with one week resting period. The measurement of the VO2 max prediction was based on each of the formulations and the measurement of physiological response included blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, Borg scale and oxygen saturation before and after the tests. This study used a cross-sectional method while the data were analyzed statistically using t-test (p=0.05. Results: The results showed that the VO2 max prediction in 12-minute run fitness test was 52.046±2.980 mL/KgBB/min and the 3200-meter run test was 55.323±3.238 mL/KgBB/min. The value was statistically significant (p=0.008. There was no significant difference in the physiological response in both tests, except the SpO2 parameter after the tests (p=0.021. Conclusions: There is a significant difference in VO2 max prediction between 12 minutes and 3200 meter run test. No significant difference was found in the physiological response in both tests, except the SpO2 parameter.

  12. 32 CFR 1602.17 - Military service. (United States)


    ... 32 National Defense 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Military service. 1602.17 Section 1602.17 National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM DEFINITIONS § 1602.17 Military service. The term military service includes service in the Army, the Navy, the Air...

  13. 41 CFR 60-300.84 - Responsibilities of appropriate employment service delivery system. (United States)


    ... appropriate employment service delivery system. 60-300.84 Section 60-300.84 Public Contracts and Property... of appropriate employment service delivery system. By statute, appropriate employment service... referrals. The employment service delivery systems shall provide OFCCP, upon request, information...

  14. Run-time revenue maximization for composite web services with response time commitments

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    Živković, M.; Bosman, J.W.; Berg, H. van den; Mei, R. van der; Meeuwissen, H.B.; Núñez-Queija, R.


    We investigate dynamic decision mechanisms for composite web services maximizing the expected revenue for the providers of composite services. A composite web service is represented by a (sequential) workflow, and for each task within this workflow, a number of service alternatives may be available.

  15. US Army TARDEC: Robotics Overview (United States)


    unclassified US ARMY TARDEC Robotics Overview Bernard Theisen, Joint Center for Robotics 25 March 2010 Reference herein to any specific commercial...4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE US ARMY TARDEC Robotics Overview 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) Bernard... Robotics Industry Partnerships Academia PartnershipsGovernment Partnerships TRADOC Community Outreach • S&T Support to the RS-JPO • Develops and Fosters


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    Full Text Available This study examines the relationship among service quality, customer satisfaction and behavioral responses across public and private banks in Pakistan. A cross-sectional survey was conducted and data was gathered from 437 customers of public and private sector banks located in Islamabad city, the Capital of Pakistan. Descriptive and inferential analyses were conducted to measure frequency, ranking of services, and correlation and multiple regression analyses. Findings of this study revealed that service quality is a significant determinant of customer satisfaction across public and private sector banks. However different dimensions of service quality were found significant in both public and private sector banks. Customer satisfaction has a positive impact on propensity to recommend whereas no significant relationship is found between customer satisfaction and switching intention. The study is unique in its finding and provides insightful thoughts for determinants of favourable customer’s responses across public and private sector banks of Pakistan.

  17. Right-Sizing the People’s Liberation Army: Exploring the Contours of China’s Military (United States)


    its forces to confront the United States. Li commanded a Group Army in Manchuria and was responsible 195 for the ground warfare experiment that...Brigade, Tonghua, Jilin 68th Motorized Infantry Brigade, Qiqihar, Heilongjiang 69th Motorized Infantry Division, Harbin , Heilongjiang 4th Armored...Army Reserve Chemical Defense Regiment, Harbin 361 APPENDIX II BEIJING MILITARY REGION FORCES 27th Group Army, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 235th Mechanized

  18. [User satisfaction and responsiveness in the healthcare services at Fundação Oswaldo Cruz]. (United States)

    Hollanda, Eliane; de Siqueira, Sandra Aparecida Venâncio; de Andrade, Gabriela Rieveres Borges; Molinaro, Alex; Vaitsman, Jeni


    The paper discusses the results of research into user satisfaction in three healthcare facilities at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro. The analysis is based on the concepts of user satisfaction and responsiveness. Perceptions and opinions of outpatients from Instituto de Pesquisa Evandro Chagas, Instituto Fernandes Figueira and Centro de Saúde Escola Germano Sinval Faria were investigated. Intention samples were drawn for each institution and a total of 1.339 valid questionnaires were obtained. The study found that patients are satisfied with healthcare at Fiocruz, especially with health professionals. Nevertheless, restroom hygiene and privacy during consultations were less well evaluated. The improvement of these aspects depends not only on financial and technological investments but on changes in organizational culture. The first part of the paper discusses the literature on user satisfaction and responsiveness, with the definition of the categories that guided the study. The methodology is then presented as well as the four health services dimensions assessed - dignity, agility, facilities and communication - and the results are analyzed.

  19. Social Corporate Responsibility regarding Household Consumer Satisfaction with the Electric Power Supply Services

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    Maria-Ana Georgescu


    Full Text Available The issue of the practical manifestation of corporate social responsibility towards consumers is highly important to the socio-economic reality in Romania. The present paper is the result of an investigation carried out in this field and it is distinguished by two aspects. The first aspect is its target audience used for research - household consumers of electricity, who can be called "vulnerable", captive consumers. The second aspect is the specificity of the electricity market. The aim of the research was to study the relationship between corporate social responsibility, instantiated by the quality of services provided by S.C. Electrica S.A. – Electrica Distribution and Supply South Transylvania and the consumers' loyalty towards the company, in case other electricity suppliers emerge. A subsidiary aspect was the generation of a database having an impact on customer retention. We have carried out some quantitative research, based on the survey method, having a sample of 521 household consumers from the Mures County. The study we carried out proves that consumer satisfaction, their degree of satisfaction under different aspects, is a way of gaining their trust on this particular market. Those consumers with a higher degree of trust in the company are more loyal. This will result in reducing migration to another electricity supplier, in the future, when all household consumers become eligible.

  20. Operational Reservations: Considerations for a Total Army Force (United States)


    a Reserve unit with- out proper authority. Two, I happen to know this unit and know that one detachment is in Kuwait , one is in Djibouti, and one is...alone in portraying the AC as the main force involved in Ka - trina. The U.S. Army Military History Institute, in its summary of the Army’s response to


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  2. Antecedents of Behavioral Intention to Use Mobile Telecommunication Services: Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility and Technology Acceptance

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    Sanghoon Lee


    Full Text Available The concepts of corporate social responsibility (CSR and user experience have been identified as core determinants of the success of service providers. Accordingly, practitioners and researchers have investigated the effects of service providers’ CSR and user experience on behavioral intention to use a particular service. Based on the importance of these concepts, the current study integrates subjective dimensions of CSR with the technology acceptance model (TAM to explore whether the CSR efforts of mobile telecommunication services providers and the service acceptance of their customers have significant effects on behavioral intention to use a service. We apply structural equation modeling and find that two factors from the TAM (i.e., usefulness and ease of use as well as economic, social, and environmental responsibility are significantly related to customer attitude and satisfaction. Moreover, our results show that there are significantly positive relationships between customer attitude and behavioral intention to use a service, as well as between customer satisfaction and intention. Practical and theoretical implications along with notable limitations of the current study are presented.

  3. The Colonels’ Revolt: Eisenhower, The Army, and The Politics of National Security. (United States)


    for Decision Makers, New York: The Free Press, 1986. McLuhan , Marshall . Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, New York: Signet, 1964. McMahon...of the nation’s civilian leaders. 2 Taylor said he didn’t know who "these Colonels" were. The ŕ "Wilson Marshals Services’ Chiefs To Decry Rivalry... Marshall Plan (proposed by the wartime Army Chief of Staff turned peacetime Secretary of State), the Army played a key role in the economic

  4. Integrating Bill of Materials Data Into the Armys Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (United States)


    Integration with SAP [Systems, Applications, and Products ] ERP, Simha R. Magal and Jeffrey B. Word describe service - oriented architecture (SOA) as a...required to build a product . In integrated ERP envi- ronments, such as the Logistics Mod- ernization Program, Global Combat Support System–Army (GCSS...enterprise-level BOM data, these organizations are AESIP and the Logistics Product Data Store (LPDS). Fielded in July 2015, GCSS–Army release 14.2

  5. Incidence of emergency contacts (red responses to Norwegian emergency primary healthcare services in 2007 – a prospective observational study

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    Hansen Elisabeth


    Full Text Available Abstract Background The municipalities are responsible for the emergency primary health care services in Norway. These services include casualty clinics, primary doctors on-call and local emergency medical communication centres (LEMC. The National centre for emergency primary health care has initiated an enterprise called "The Watchtowers", comprising emergency primary health care districts, to provide routine information (patients' way of contact, level of urgency and first action taken by the out-of-hours services over several years based on a minimal dataset. This will enable monitoring, evaluation and comparison of the respective activities in the emergency primary health care services. The aim of this study was to assess incidence of emergency contacts (potential life-threatening situations, red responses to the emergency primary health care service. Methods A representative sample of Norwegian emergency primary health care districts, "The Watchtowers" recorded all contacts and first action taken during the year of 2007. All the variables were continuously registered in a data program by the attending nurses and sent by email to the National Centre for Emergency Primary Health Care at a monthly basis. Results During 2007 the Watchtowers registered 85 288 contacts, of which 1 946 (2.3% were defined as emergency contacts (red responses, corresponding to a rate of 9 per 1 000 inhabitants per year. 65% of the instances were initiated by patient, next of kin or health personnel by calling local emergency medical communication centres or meeting directly at the casualty clinics. In 48% of the red responses, the first action taken was a call-out of doctor and ambulance. On a national basis we can estimate approximately 42 500 red responses per year in the EPH in Norway. Conclusion The emergency primary health care services constitute an important part of the emergency system in Norway. Patients call the LEMC or meet directly at casualty clinics

  6. 77 FR 9633 - Army National Cemeteries Advisory Commission (ANCAC) (United States)


    ... Department of the Army Army National Cemeteries Advisory Commission (ANCAC) AGENCY: Department of the Army... Army announces the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Army National Cemeteries Advisory...: Lieutenant Colonel Renea Yates; or 571.256.4325. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:...

  7. Embedded Promotions in Online Services: How Goal-Relevance Ambiguity Shapes Response and Affect (United States)

    Brasel, S. Adam


    Adding promotions to online services is increasingly commonplace, yet consumers may have difficulty determining whether service-embedded promotions are goal-relevant, due to the linear and transactional nature of online services. This contextual effect of goal-relevance ambiguity on promotions is explored across three studies. An exploratory study…

  8. Give us back our field army! The Dutch army leadership and the operational planning during the interwar years

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    H. Amersfoort


    The 1922 Army Reform Bill reduced the Dutch army to a militia. During the period between the two World Wars Dutch army leadership sought to rebuild an army that in several repects (organization, armement, doctrine) could be compared to the armies of great powers like France and Germany. The army lea

  9. Special Education Services and Response to Intervention: What, Why, and How?

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    Sharla N. Fasko


    Full Text Available Recently there has been an ongoing, at times acrimonious, discussion about the newest incarnation of the federal law that mandates special services for children with disabilities. At the heart of the controversy is a relatively new evaluation model referred to as Response to Intervention (RTI. Advocates and stakeholders have been very vocal in their opinions, leaving those down on the frontlines puzzled and confused. Teachers in particular are feeling frustration over yet another, seemingly arbitrary change in the red tape of special education, about which no one has consulted them or even really bothered to explain.Historically, teachers have felt, not unreasonably, a bit victimized by special education law. In 1975, they were told to step aside, that they were not skilled enough to teach children with special needs. Teachers were given a clear message that their role was to keep alert for disabled children and send them on to the experts. Over time, that message has transformed into something quite different; now they hear that they are evading their responsibility by pushing children onto the special education rolls. In addition, procedures for referrals have modified almost yearly; just when they understand the process, it changes.The purpose of this paper is to examine the circumstances that led up to the conception of RTI, and why many people believe it is a significant but necessary change to special education law. In order to understand the rationale behind RTI, it must be examined in the context of the federal laws which necessitated its creation, beginning with Public Law 94-142 (also known as the Education for Handicapped Act, or EHA, passed in 1975, and its subsequent reauthorizations, the most recent of which is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, or IDEIA. For purposes of brevity in this paper, the original act and its descendants will be collectively referred to as IDEIA, unless an issue specific

  10. Lead exposures and biological responses in military weapons systems: Aerosol characteristics and acute lead effects among US Army artillerymen: Final report

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    Bhattacharyya, M.H.; Stebbings, J.H.; Peterson, D.P.; Johnson, S.A.; Kumar, R.; Goun, B.D.; Janssen, I.; Trier, J.E.


    This study was to determine the concentration and chemical nature of lead (Pb) aerosols produced during the firing of artillery and to determine the exposures and biological responses of crew members exposed to lead aerosols during such firing. The concentrations of lead-containing aerosols at crew positions depended on wind conditions, with higher concentrations when firing into a head wind. Aerosol concentrations were highest in the muzzle blast zone. Concentrations of lead in the blood of crew members rose during the first 12 days of exposure to elevated airborne lead concentrations and then leveled off. There was no rapid decrease in blood lead concentrations after completion of firing. Small decreases in hematocrit and small increases in free erythrocyte porphyrin were correlated with increasing exposure to airborne lead. These changes were reversed by seven weeks after firing. Changes in nerve conduction velocity had borderline statistical significance to airborne lead exposure. In measuring nerve conduction velocity, differences in skin temperature must be taken into account.

  11. U.S. Army Medical Department (United States)

    ... Excerpt-3 Building partnerships through military medicine Tripler Army Medical Center assists in medical missions. Read more ... their age, height, and weight. Healthy Living Videos Army Medicine Health Minute View More Videos

  12. Deriving Hydrological Response Units (HRUs using a Web Processing Service implementation based on GRASS GIS

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    Christian Schwartze


    Full Text Available QGIS releases equal to or newer than 0.7 can easily connected to GRASS GIS by means of a toolbox that provides a wide range of standard GRASS modules you can launch – albeit only on data coming from GRASS. This QGIS plugin is expandable through XML configurations describing the assignment of options and inputs for a certain module. But how about embedding a precise workflow where the several processes don’t consist of a single GRASS module by force? Especially for a sequence of dependent tasks it makes sense to merge relevant GRASS functionality into an own and encapsulated QGIS extension. Its architecture and development is tested and combined with the Web Processing Service (WPS for remote execution using the concept of hydrological response units (HRUs as an example. The results of this assay may be suitable for discussing and planning other wizard-like geoprocessing plugins in QGIS that also should make use of an additional GRASS server.

  13. Making Riflemen from Mud: Restoring the Army’s Culture of Irregular Warfare (CSL Student Issue Paper, Volume S01-07, Jul 2007) (United States)


    September 1899, Matthew Batson Papers, 1898-1900, U.S. Army Mili- tary History Institute, OCLC 4910883. 4 Ibid. See also Philippine Scouts Heritage...1899, Mathew Batson Papers, 1898-1900, U.S. Army Military History Institute, OCLC 4910883. PSHS, The Philippine Scouts, pp. 1-. Ibid., p. his division’s area in the Philippines. See memoir of service, Matthew Batson Papers, 1898-1900, U.S. Army Military History Institute, OCLC 4

  14. Army Sustainment. Volume 47, Issue 4, July-August 2015 (United States)


    The Joint Logistics Enterprise Enables Operation United Assistance By Capt. Ross M. Hertlein TRAINING & EDUCATION 38 Getting Back to the Basics The... EDUCATION PB 700–15–04 VOLUME 47, ISSUE 4 JULY–AUGUST 2015 PHONE: (804) 765–4755 (DSN 539–4755) USARMY.LEE.TRADOC.MBX.LEEEASM@MAIL.MIL WEBSITE...operations? What if the Army could eliminate redundant contracts and truly implement the intent of portfolio management for all services it buys

  15. Enhanced Army Airborne Forces: A New Joint Operational Capability (United States)


    Operational Capability John Gordon IV, Agnes Gereben Schaefer, David A. Shlapak, Caroline Baxter , Scott Boston, Michael McGee, Todd Nichols, Elizabeth...a public service of the RAND Corporation. CHILDREN AND FAMILIES EDUCATION AND THE ARTS ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE quality and objectivity. Enhanced Army Airborne Forces A New Joint Operational Capability John Gordon IV, Agnes Gereben Schaefer, David A

  16. Army Information Technology Procurement: A Business Process Analysis (United States)


    IG – Inspector General IT – Information Technology ITIL – Information Technology Infrastructure Library JCA – Joint Capability Area MDEP...Library® ( ITIL ®, 2012), is an IT industry standard set of practices that focuses primarily on providing and managing IT services. This research will...consider how ITIL best practices for knowledge management and IT operations management processes may provide value to the Army construct. The U.S

  17. Building Adaptive Nurse Leaders for Future Army Full Spectrum Operations (United States)


    influence.”29 Dr. Charles Albano (2007) addressed adaptive leadership by comparing it to mechanical systems. He explained that adaptive leadership is... leaders-business-heifetz.pdf (accessed 24 November 2008), 2. 29Dr. Charles Albano , “What is Adaptive...2008) Albano , Dr. Charles. “What is Adaptive Leadership?” 22 April 2007. Army News Service

  18. Elementary Pre-Service Teachers' Response-Shift Bias: Self-Efficacy and Attitudes toward Science (United States)

    Cartwright, Tina J.; Atwood, Jon


    Response-shift bias occurs when participants' initial constructs, such as self-efficacy in teaching science, are incomplete because they do not fully conceptualize something they have yet to experience. This study examines whether elementary pre-service teachers can consistently evaluate constructs such as self-efficacy and attitudes toward…

  19. Pre-Service Teachers: Does Cultural Responsiveness Affect Anticipated Self-Determination to Teach in Specific Settings? (United States)

    Cox, Michelle L.


    Motivation to teach is essential to educating all children in the public schools. This study examined the anticipated self-determination of pre-service teachers to teach in classroom settings that varied in the ethnic and racial composition of the students in the classes. Additionally the cultural responsiveness of participants was measured to…

  20. Developing Robust Forms of Pre-Service Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge through Culturally Responsive Mathematics Teaching Analysis (United States)

    Aguirre, Julia M.; Zavala, Maria del Rosario; Katanyoutanant, Tiffany


    This study documents and describes efforts to develop robust forms of pre-service teachers' pedagogical content knowledge through a culturally responsive mathematics teaching approach. Embedded in a university K-8 mathematics methods course emphasising the connections among mathematics, children's mathematical thinking, and children's…

  1. 18 CFR 2.20 - Good faith requests for transmission services and good faith responses by transmitting utilities. (United States)


    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Good faith requests for transmission services and good faith responses by transmitting utilities. 2.20 Section 2.20 Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY GENERAL...

  2. The Evolution of Army Leader Development (United States)


    Colarusso , Towards a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy for Success: Developing Talent, (Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, March 2010), 4-6...16 Casey Wardynski, David S. Lyle, Michael J. Colarusso , Towards a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy for Success: Employing Talent, (Carlisle

  3. Enhancing Army Joint Force Headquarters Capabilities (United States)


    Ad hoc (Army) 2004–2005 MNSTC-I SSTR CENTCOM Ad hoc (Army) 2004-2005 JTF-G8/ DNC /RNC HD/CS NORTHCOM Ad hoc (Army) x 3 2004 JTF-515 SSTR PACOM 2004...AFIC = Armed Forces Inaugural Committee; CENTCOM = Central Command; DNC = Democratic National Committee; EUCOM = European Command; FSSG = Fleet

  4. Army Corps Supplemental Appropriations: Recent History, Trends, and Policy Issues (United States)


    P.L. Number (Year Enacted) Primary Response/Purpose General Expenses Investigations Construction MR&T O&M FCCE FUSRAP Total P.L. 112-77...Italicized lines indicate supplemental funding for purposes other than natural disaster response. FUSRAP = Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action...Program ( FUSRAP ). A summary of individual locations receiving disaster funding is provided in the Appendix to this report. Army Corps Supplemental

  5. Development of methodology for in-service measurement of transient response of process instrument used in LMFBR

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    Ueda, Masashi; Endou, Akira [Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Inst., International Corporation and Technology Development Center, Tsuruga Head Office, Tsuruga, Fukui (Japan); Tomobe, Katsuma; Setoguchi, Keiichi


    As a sensor's response depends on the operating conditions such as thermo-hydraulics, it is desirable to develop a measuring method of the sensor response at as-installed operating conditions. In-service measuring methods were, therefore, developed for the sensor response time measurements. If the physical quantity to be measured has higher frequency fluctuation than the sensor's frequency response, the dynamics of sensor is reflected to the output fluctuation. Then, the sensor response characteristic may be derived from the AR model parameters filled to the output fluctuations. The inclusion of the AR (auto regressive) model with exogenous input (ARX model) is a straightforward method when the physical variable to be measured has a faster response than the sensor response. The subassembly outlet thermocouple response measured using the AR model agreed fairly well with that measured using the ARX model with the eddy-current thermometer output as the exogenous input. The electromagnetic-flowmeter (EMF) response time was estimated using the AR model only when the fluctuation of the flow rate was faster than the EMF response. However, it can be concluded that the EMF response is faster than the measured value by means of AR model. (author)

  6. Building Service Delivery Networks: Partnership Evolution Among Children’s Behavioral Health Agencies in Response to New Funding (United States)

    Bunger, Alicia C.; Doogan, Nathan J.; Cao, Yiwen


    Meeting the complex needs of youth with behavioral health problems requires a coordinated network of community-based agencies. Although fiscal scarcity or retrenchment can limit coordinated services, munificence can stimulate service delivery partnerships as agencies expand programs, hire staff, and spend more time coordinating services. This study examines the 2-year evolution of referral and staff expertise sharing networks in response to substantial new funding for services within a regional network of children’s mental health organizations. Quantitative network survey data were collected from directors of 22 nonprofit organizations that receive funding from a county government-based behavioral health service fund. Both referral and staff expertise sharing networks changed over time, but results of a stochastic actor-oriented model of network dynamics suggest the nature of this change varies for these networks. Agencies with higher numbers of referral and staff expertise sharing partners tend to maintain these ties and/or develop new relationships over the 2 years. Agencies tend to refer to agencies they trust, but trust was not associated with staff expertise sharing ties. However, agencies maintain or form staff expertise sharing ties with referral partners, or with organizations that provide similar services. In addition, agencies tend to reciprocate staff expertise sharing, but not referrals. Findings suggest that during periods of resource munificence and service expansion, behavioral health organizations build service delivery partnerships in complex ways that build upon prior collaborative history and coordinate services among similar types of providers. Referral partnerships can pave the way for future information sharing relationships. PMID:25574359

  7. The provision of ecosystem services in response to global change: Evidences and applications. (United States)

    Lafortezza, Raffaele; Chen, Jiquan


    As a consequence of the global increase in economic and societal prosperity, ecosystems and natural resources have been substantially exploited, degraded, or even destroyed in the last century. To prevent further deprivation of the quality of ecosystems, the ecosystem services concept has become a central issue in environmental studies. A growing number of environmental agencies and organizations worldwide are now embracing integrated approaches to plan and manage ecosystems, sharing a goal to maintain the long-term provision of ecosystem services for sustainability. A daunting challenge in this process is to move from general pronouncements about the tremendous benefits that ecosystems provide to society to defensible assessments of their services. In other words, we must move beyond the scientific evidences of the ecosystem services concept to its practical applications. In this work, we discuss the theoretical foundations and applications of ecosystem services with a focus on the assessment of ecosystem service trade-offs and synergies at various spatial and temporal scales. Here, we offer examples of the main factors related to land use management that may affect the provision of ecosystem services and provide direction for future research on ecosystem services and related nature-based solutions. We also provide a briefing on the major topics covered in this Special Issue, which focuses on the provision of ecosystem services in the context of global change.

  8. Model for improving safety in transporting dangerous goods for the Serbian Army

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    Dragan S. Kostadinović


    Full Text Available Design and improvement of the safety of transport of dangerous goods is a multidimensional and dynamic process which can be implemented using several different methods and techniques. In defining the model of improving the safety of transport of dangerous goods for the purposes of the Serbian Army, the Deming's approach to quality management system has been used. The analysis of the existing organization of transport of dangerous goods in the Army of Serbia has established the basic causes that affect the reduction in security as well as specific measures to be taken to improve the safety of transport of dangerous goods in the Serbian Army. The benchmark concept, widely used in the world, especially among organizations dealing with the same kind of logistic services, has been applied to indentify measures to improve the safety of transport of dangerous goods in the Serbian Army.

  9. The real governance of disaster risk management in peri-urban Senegal: Delivering flood response services through co-production

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    Schaer, Caroline; Hahonou, Eric Komlavi


    Disastrous and recurring floods have impacted West African urban centres over the last decade, accentuating already existing vulnerabilities in poor neighbourhoods. Climate change-induced changing weather patterns and more extreme weather events are only part of the explanation for this situation...... of the state in a poor peri-urban municipality of Pikine, Dakar. The authors show how the organization of collective services pertaining to flood response and climate change adaptation is maintained through co-production among service users and providers entailing a mixture of diverse governance modes...

  10. Student Learning through Service Learning: Effects on Academic Development, Civic Responsibility, Interpersonal Skills and Practical Skills (United States)

    Hébert, Ali; Hauf, Petra


    Although anecdotal evidence and research alike espouse the benefits of service learning, some researchers have suggested that more rigorous testing is required in order to determine its true effect on students. This is particularly true in the case of academic development, which has been inconsistently linked to service learning. It has been…

  11. Children's Experiences of Domestic Violence: Developing an Integrated Response from Police and Child Protection Services (United States)

    Stanley, Nicky; Miller, Pam; Richardson Foster, Helen; Thomson, Gill


    Police notifications of incidents of domestic violence to child protection services constitute an acknowledgement of the harm that domestic violence inflicts on children. However, these notifications represent a substantial demand on child welfare services and the outcomes for children and victims of domestic violence have been questioned. This…

  12. Nitrogen, ecosystem services and environmental justice: How can a spatial valuation approach inform responsible nutrient management? (United States)

    Spatially-explicit ecosystem service valuation (ESV) allows for the identification of the location and magnitude of services provided by natural ecosystems along with an economic measure of their value based upon benefit transfer. While this provides an important function in term...

  13. Sustaining Army Civilians: Senior Leaders’ Responsibility (United States)


    assessment, he developed and marketed the iPod , iPhone and iPad. When broadband expanded, Apple sales soared. Steve Jobs infused Apple with a culture of...CEO of Apple , was a strategic leader who understood the importance of creating a clear vision; he also had the unique ability to make his vision

  14. Testing the WHO responsiveness concept in the Iranian mental healthcare system: a qualitative study of service users

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    Forouzan Ameneh


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Individuals' experience of interacting with the healthcare system has significant impact on their overall health and well-being. To relate patients' experiences to a common set of standards, the World Health Organization (WHO developed the concept of health system responsiveness. This study aimed to assess if the WHO responsiveness concept reflected the non-medical expectations of mental healthcare users in Teheran. Methods In this qualitative study, four mixed focus group discussions were formed, comprising 53 mental health service users in Tehran, Iran, in 2010. Content analysis was performed for data analysis. Responses were examined in relation to the eight domains of the WHO's responsiveness model. Results There were many commonalities between the findings of this study and the eight domains of the WHO responsiveness model, although some variations were found. Effective care was a new domain generated from our findings. In addition, the domain of prompt attention was included in two new labelled domains: attention and access to care. Participants could not differentiate autonomy from choice of healthcare provider, believing that free choice is part of autonomy. Therefore these domains were unified under the name of autonomy. The domains of quality of basic amenities, access to social support, dignity and confidentiality were considered to be important for the responsiveness concept. Some differences regarding how these domains should be defined were observed, however. Conclusions The results showed that the concept of responsiveness developed by the WHO is applicable to mental health services in Iran. These findings might help policy-makers' better understanding of what is useful for the improvement of mental health services.

  15. The Army Learning Organisation Workshop (United States)


    Balanced Scorecard (organisational level evaluation) o Defence Attitude Survey (organisational level evaluation) ‘Could be’ Evaluative/ the Defence Balance UNCLASSIFIED DSTO-TN-1189 UNCLASSIFIED 51 Scorecard . These questions had also been reviewed by Subject Matter Experts...UNCLASSIFIED DSTO-TN-1189 UNCLASSIFIED Acronyms AAR After Action Review ADEL Army Doctrine Electronic Library ADFAADS Australia Defence Force

  16. The Army Needs More Patriots (United States)


    the 10th AAMDC by at least 48% to account for requirements to perform Brigade headquarters functions, maintaining AAMDC TAC forward deployed and...Program (MCTP), US Army Combined Arms Center ( CAC ), Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, can coordinate with AAMDCs to send a senior AMD officer to attend unit

  17. The Linked Response: Lessons Emerging from Integration of HIV and Reproductive Health Services in Cambodia

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    Joanna White


    Full Text Available A qualitative assessment was made of service provider and user perceptions of the quality of integrated reproductive health services established through a pilot intervention in Cambodia. The intervention aimed to promote pregnant women's HIV testing and general utilization of reproductive health facilities as well as improve the follow-up of HIV-positive women and exposed infants through strengthened referral and operational linkages amongst health facilities/services and community-based support interventions for PLHIV. The study was conducted in one operational district where the intervention was piloted and for comparative purposes in a district where integrated services had yet to be implemented. Service providers in the pilot district reported improved collaboration and coordination of services, more effective referral, and the positive impact of improved proximity of HIV testing through integrated local level facilities. Community-based support teams for PLHIV embraced their expanded role, were valued by families receiving their assistance, and were understood to have had an important role in referral, PMTCT follow-up and countering PLHIV stigmatization; findings which underscore the potential role of community support in integrated service provision. Challenges identified included stigmatization of PLHIV by health staff at district hospital level and a lack of confidence amongst non-specialized health staff when managing deliveries by HIV-positive women, partly due to fear of HIV transmission.

  18. Walking in the Woods: A Phenomenological Study of Online Communities of Practice and Army Mentoring (United States)


    dollars. Oversaw the maintenance and consumables support to 16 Army reconnaissance helicopters, each valued at $6.7 million. Battalion Logistics ...Officer, Fort Drum, NY (February 1998 – May 2000): Responsible for the food, fuel, consumable supplies, and other logistical support for an Army...trajectories competed for attention. The identity trajectories in question were: • Inbound , in which newcomers seek to find their path as contributors to

  19. The Human Dimensions of Combat Readiness (The Department of the Army Human Relations Action Plan) (United States)


    and Agency Responsible 1. Develop and coordinate an Army policy on the impact of DS school failure on soldiers’ records. This subject was addressed by...On-going 3. Conduct test ofpsy- 3. On-going chological testing tools. 1. Coordinate Army _policy on impact on DS school failure . 2. Update AR 614...impact of Drill Sergeant School failure on soldiers’ records. (2) TRADOC update AR 614-200 with new criteria for selecting drill sergeants. 39

  20. Level of Satisfaction of Educational Services Consumers. Impact and Consequences for the Responsibility of an Economics Faculty

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    Gheorghe Săvoiu


    Full Text Available The aims of this paper are to provide a conceptual delimitation of educational services and their main and secondary components, and to quantify the level of satisfaction of specific consumers in academic organizations specializing in economics, with a view to restructuring their responsibilities. The method of statistical investigation is the thorough investigation including the graduates of bachelor and master courses in the accounting economic field, based on a questionnaire assessing the opinions of 138 graduates from the Faculty of Economics of Pitesti, which covers the full spectrum of 93 distinct variables. The databases were analyzed from a descriptive statistical standpoint with the software package Eviews, focusing on the normality of distributions. The major assumptions concern identifying variables intensely associated with the level of satisfaction of educational services consumers, for the first three and six main service categories, defined by 36 variables marked by respondents, plus another three and respectively six categories in further 15 variables, which define secondary educational services (according to the correlation ratio. Educational organizations belonging to the academic area are naturally concerned with the requirements expressed in the complex concept of satisfaction of those trained through the programs and specializations of a faculty (in this case, an economic faculty, with the aim that the educational services provided in a sustainable manner should cover nearly all their expectations as consumers (students and MA trainees, and also the educational requirements for shaping and training skills that the graduates need in order to succeed in the labour market. The differentiated behaviours of the consumers of educational services can be found at the end of the paper, in a number of econometric models that allow a coherent strategy; they lend a much greater responsibility to the organization doing the job, namely by

  1. Changes Are Needed to the Army Contract with Sikorsky to Use Existing DoD Inventory and Control Costs at the Corpus Christi Army Depot (United States)


    contingency stock for requirements outside the CCAD/Sikorsky contract. 6 The DoD EMALL is a full-service eCommerce site, which strives to be the single...available to support this platform at Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) was performed by AM COM Integrated Materiel Management Center. This resulted in a

  2. Medical Services: Patient Administration (United States)


    Family planning services a. Family planning services (for example, counseling, prescription of oral contraceptive pills , and prescription of other methods...of contraception ) may be furnished to eligible persons requesting such care at Army MTFs. They will be provided to the extent that professional...table 2–2, table 2–3 Comfort items for patients, 4–3 Commercial transportation or travel, 2–6, 9–9 Consent by nonmilitary patient, 2–12 Contraception , 2

  3. On Assessment Innovation of Army Transportation Service Transformation%创新汽车部队运输勤务训练转型考评问题研究

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    张启义; 孙协胜


    有训必有考,训练转型必然呼唤考评转型。从创新训练转型考评的必要性、训练转型考评应遵循的原则、训练转型考评应采取的对策等方面对汽车部队运输勤务训练转型条件下的考评问题进行论述,对汽车部队开展运输勤务训练转型考评工作具有一定的借鉴意义与参考价值。%The training is a core to organize the assessment and the training transformation needs the training assessment. This paper states the importance of the training transformation assessment and gives out some countermeasures of it which can provide the automobile army with useful references.

  4. Balancing Social Responsibility and Personal Autonomy: Adolescents' Reasoning About Community Service Programs. (United States)

    McNeil, Justin; Helwig, Charles C


    Many jurisdictions in North America have implemented mandatory community service programs in high schools. However, little research exists examining the reasoning of youth themselves about such programs. This study examined how youth reason about community service programs, and how they balance the prosocial goals of these programs against their personal autonomy. Seventy-two participants between 10 and 18 years old evaluated voluntary community service along with 4 hypothetical mandatory programs that varied according to whether students or the government decided the areas in which students would serve, and whether a structured reflection component was included. The findings reveal that youth are not simply self-focused but rather balance and coordinate considerations of autonomy and community in their judgments and reasoning about community service.

  5. Inclusive Education Reform in Bangladesh: Pre-Service Teachers’ Responses to Include Students with Special Educational Needs in Regular Classrooms

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    Md. Saiful Malak


    Full Text Available Inclusive education (IE has been recognized as a key strategy to ensure education for all in the developing world for the last two decades. As a developing country, Bangladesh is striving to address IE by undergoing various initiatives such as policy reform, awareness creation and teacher development. This paper based on a qualitative approach attempts to explore pre-service teachers’ responses to include students with special educational needs (SEN in regular classrooms in primary schools. A one-on-one interview was conducted with 20 pre-service teachers who were enrolled in a teacher education program of one public university in Bangladesh. The findings revealed from the study indicate that majority of the pre-service teachers have unfavourable attitudes to include students with SEN in regular classrooms. Misconception and lack of knowledge about disabilities are revealed from most of the pre-service teachers’ responses. Further large class size, high workloads, inflexible curriculum policy of primary education and inadequate experiential learning facilities of teacher education program are identified as barriers to IE reform. Several issues are discussed as implications in order to promote better inclusive practices in regular primary education.

  6. 77 FR 66823 - Army Education Advisory Committee Study Meeting (United States)


    ... Department of the Army Army Education Advisory Committee Study Meeting AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD... the Federal Regulations (41 CFR 102-3. 140 through 160, the Department of the Army announces the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Army Education Advisory Committee (AEAC). Date(s) of...

  7. 78 FR 38956 - Army Education Advisory Subcommittee; Meeting Notice (United States)


    ... Department of the Army Army Education Advisory Subcommittee; Meeting Notice AGENCY: Department of the Army... Army Education Advisory Committee for deliberation by the Committee under the open- meeting rules. FOR... Designated Federal Officer: ATFL- APO, Monterey, CA, 93944, , (831)...

  8. 78 FR 69077 - Army Education Advisory Subcommittee Meeting Notice (United States)


    ... Department of the Army Army Education Advisory Subcommittee Meeting Notice AGENCY: Department of the Army, Do... Army Education Advisory Committee for deliberation by the Committee under the open-meeting , (831) 242-5828. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-...

  9. 77 FR 27209 - Army Education Advisory Subcommittee Meeting Notice (United States)


    ... Department of the Army Army Education Advisory Subcommittee Meeting Notice AGENCY: Department of the Army, Do... ] Federal advisory committee meeting will take place: Name of Committee: Board of Visitors, U.S. Army War College Subcommittee. Date of Meeting: May 31, 2012. Place of Meeting: U.S. Army War College, 122...

  10. 77 FR 4026 - Army Education Advisory Subcommittee Meeting Notice (United States)


    ... Department of the Army Army Education Advisory Subcommittee Meeting Notice AGENCY: Department of the Army, Do... advisory committee meeting will take place: Name of Committee: Board of Visitors, U.S. Army War College Subcommittee. Date of Meeting: February 23, 2012. Place of Meeting: U.S. Army War College, 122 Forbes...

  11. 77 FR 50089 - Army Education Advisory Committee Meeting (United States)


    ... Department of the Army Army Education Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD. ACTION... the Federal Regulations (CFR 102-3. 140 through 160, the Department of the Army announces the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Army Education Advisory Committee (AEAC). Date of...

  12. 78 FR 23759 - Army Education Advisory Subcommittee Meeting Notice (United States)


    ... Department of the Army Army Education Advisory Subcommittee Meeting Notice AGENCY: Department of the Army, Do... advisory committee meeting will take place: Name of Committee: Board of Visitors, U.S. Army War College Subcommittee. Dates of Meeting: May 16, 2013. Place of Meeting: U.S. Army War College, 122 Forbes...

  13. 77 FR 11084 - Army Education Advisory Committee Meeting (United States)


    ... Department of the Army Army Education Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD. ACTION... the Federal Regulations (CFR 102-3. 140 through 160, the Department of the Army announces the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Army Education Advisory Committee (AEAC). Date of...

  14. The Role of Responsibility Factors of Reducing Inefficiencies in IS Projects on Six Sigma Certification in Service Organizations



    Service organizations worldwide are turning to Six Sigma Program (SSP) to remove variability in their processes to attain a competitive marketplace advantage. SSP offers methodology, concepts, and statistical tools to understand and standardize processes by reducing sources of variability. An effective “Belt†certification program, considered a major contributor to successful implementation of SSP as it provides the SSP professionals a clear understanding of what their responsibilities sho...

  15. Army Net Zero Prove Out. Army Net Zero Training Report (United States)


    the major steps for the framework. To provide a foundation for these iterative steps, linking energy , water, and waste data with installation...Scenarios {BITES) See how changes in energy dem and a nd supply by economic sector can im pact carbon dioxide em issions. Stochastic Energy Deployment...release, distribution is unlimited Requests for this document shall be referred to: Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy

  16. Social Structures Affecting Army Performance (United States)


    propensity youth. We compared the preferences of service academy plebes with those of high school seniors and found that responsibility and participation in...decision-making were important to the plebes and to seniors who expected to go to college and to serve in the military, and that extrinsic job rewards...administration of MtF (n= 13,544 high school seniors) with data from a sample of incoming Plebes in the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2007 (n=203). The

  17. Customer satisfaction and consumer responsibility: toward an alternative model of medical service quality. (United States)

    Pinto, M B; Barber, J C


    In the increasingly competitive environment of medical services and patient care, physicians feel a strong pressure for increasing efforts to improve patient satisfaction with the goal of creating a loyal patient base. These steps to promote patient satisfaction have typically involved developing new programs and services, as medical offices seek to attract and keep their patients by continually enhancing service features. While patient satisfaction is a worthy goal, this paper argues that we often make mistakes and incur expensive costs in pursuing satisfaction as an end unto itself. This paper proposes an alternative model, based on creating a doctor-patient therapeutic alliance which has the dual benefits of enhancing patient satisfaction while improving the critical personal relationship between doctors and their patients, so necessary for the delivery of optimal care.

  18. Exploring the Cost and Functionality of MEDCOM Web Services (United States)


    digital format negating the time required to manually enter the response into an electronic format for analysis (2001). Other efficiencies included...20 superior over the paper survey because the response is delivered automatically from the Web into a digital database, avoiding any transcription...Fort Eustis, VA 800 Bayne-Jones Army Comunity Hospital Fort Polk, LA 1058 Irwin Army Community Hospital Fort Riley, KS 1133 General Leonard Wood Army

  19. The Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI): 5-year report (United States)

    Muths, Erin; Gallant, Alisa L.; Campbell Grant, Evan H.; Battaglin, William A.; Green, David E.; Staiger, Jennifer S.; Walls, Susan C.; Gunzburger, Margaret S.; Kearney, Rick F.


    The Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) is an innovative, multidisciplinary program that began in 2000 in response to a congressional directive for the Department of the Interior to address the issue of amphibian declines in the United States. ARMI’s formulation was cross-disciplinary, integrating U.S. Geological Survey scientists from Biology, Water, and Geography to develop a course of action (Corn and others, 2005a). The result has been an effective program with diverse, yet complementary, expertise.

  20. Grounding E-Government in Vietnam: from Antecedents to Responsive Government Services

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    Tuyen Thanh Nguyen


    Full Text Available The paper concerns the antecedents or preconditions for the successful development of e-government in Vietnam. The main antecedent issue under consideration is the readiness of the population to access and use networked ICTs, the prime communication medium of e-government. The paper reports the results of in-depth interviews with 38 citizens in various regions of the country. Its purpose is primarily to examine the capacity of citizens to become effective users of e-government services in terms of their access to, and capacity to use, ICTs. Its subsidiary purpose, in the light of these user-centric considerations, is to offer some thoughts on how government in Vietnam might position itself better to provide effective e-government services. In essence the paper attempts to shed light on the following questions: How ready is the population to make use of e-government services if these were provided? How ready is government to provide a full range of e-government services to this population? At present only 16 million out of Vietnam’s more than 85 million people are ICT/Internet users. If e-government service delivery is to be effective, clearly a much greater proportion of the population needs to become users. The paper looks at case studies of users and non-users, as well as background data from a variety of Vietnamese and international sources, in order to frame initial suggestions about how barriers to wider internet use can be overcome, and how services to current and future users could be made more effective.

  1. Stepping Stones: Family Responses to Services provided to their Deaf children


    Dawson, N; Willoughby, A; Canavan, M; Cheskin, A; Palmer, N; Kyle, JG


    Changes in policy and attitudes of central government in the last ten years have offered to parents of children with special needs a central role in decision-making in regard to their children in all aspects of service. Following a series of meetings beginning in 2005, a group of parents, professionals and researchers, set out a vision of creating an integrated family-focused and family-led set of services for deaf children and their families in the South West Region of England. The motivatio...

  2. Army Planning: Comprehensive Risk Assessment Needed for Planned Changes to the Armys Force Structure (United States)


    focus on retaining combat units, and senior Army leaders ’ assessment that shortfalls in combat units are more challenging to resolve than shortfalls in...According to the Army, this reduction will require reductions of both combat and supporting units. Army leaders reported that reducing the Army to...such levels creates significant but manageable risk to executing the U.S. military strategy and that further reductions would result in unacceptable

  3. The nature of culture: technological variation in chimpanzee predation on army ants revisited

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    Schöning, Caspar; Humle, Tatyana; Möbius, Yasmin;


    Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) predation on army ants (Dorylus, subgenus Anomma) is an impressive example of skillful use of elementary technology, and it has been suggested to reflect cultural differences among chimpanzee communities. Alternatively, the observed geographic diversity in army......-ant-eating may represent local behavioral responses of the chimpanzees to the anti-predator traits of the army ant species present at the different sites. We examined assemblages of available prey species, their behavior and morphology, consumption by chimpanzees, techniques employed, and tool lengths at 14...... sites in eastern, central, and western Africa. Where army ants are eaten, tool length and concomitant technique are a function of prey type. Epigaeically foraging species with aggressive workers that inflict painful bites are harvested with longer tools and usually by the "pull-through" technique...

  4. US Army Research Laboratory Visualization Framework Design Document (United States)


    ARL-TR-7561 ● JAN 2016 US Army Research Laboratory US Army Research Laboratory Visualization Framework Design Document by...Laboratory US Army Research Laboratory Visualization Framework Design Document by Will Dron and Mark Keaton Raytheon BBN Technologies, 10...

  5. The US Army Learning Concept for 2015 (United States)


    Pedagogy is still the right answer… • Learning on demand The US Army Learning Concept for 2015 Mobile Learning enabled by technology • Problem...The US Army Learning Concept for 2015 18 October 2012 Report Documentation Page Form ApprovedOMB No. 0704-0188 Public reporting burden for the...SUBTITLE The US Army Learning Concept for 2015 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e

  6. Army Training Study: Survey Data. (United States)


    training: dis- tractors, turbulence, and availabilty of training support material. Results from a detailed breakdown of the respondents by rank, type lower usage of Army regulations in training than do respondents in CONUS. Unit differences are noted only insofar as air defense artillery...specialities. Differences by rank are noted on each iteir with junior officers, senior NCOs and junior NCOs reporting higher usage in all areas than

  7. Considering a Cadre Augmented Army (United States)


    division equivalents (HDEs) of Abrams tanks in the first year of ____________ 101 Dewar et al (2000), p. 59 102 Dewar et al (2000), p. 61 -200- An...Reserves and the Abrams Doctrine: Unfulfilled Promise, Uncertain Future,” Heritage Foundation Lecture, April 18, 2005. Carey, Benedict, “Stress on Troops... Floyd H., The Standby Reserve Training Corps: An Alternative Mobilization Manpower Policy, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, 1985. Dupuy

  8. 2011 Army Strategic Planning Guidance (United States)


    TESI ) of 22,000 Soldiers, the Army’s total force by the end of the mid-term period is programmed to be 520K (AC). We will achieve a more...dwell ratios, extending TESI authority to adequately man deploying units and sustain the All-Volunteer Force, right-sizing the generating force, and... TESI Temporary End-Strength Increase WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction 2011 ARMY STRATEGIC PLANNING GUIDANCE Page 19 2011

  9. Army Environmental Cleanup Strategic Plan (United States)


    New success indicators are all definable, measurable, and achievable MAY 200918 of 29 Emerging Issues  Emerging contaminants  MMRP progress  NCP...programmatic expectations  NDNODS  Operational range program  Vapor Intrusion MAY 200919 of 29 Emerging Contaminants – Hexavalent Chromium...regulatory standards  Several emerging contaminants have been assessed and judged to have a significant potential impact to Army cleanup programs

  10. Army Independent Risk Assessment Guidebook (United States)


    AMSAA Kadry Rizk, TARDEC Lisa Graf, TARDEC Klaus Sanford, TRAC Elyse Krezmien, TRAC Jerry Scriven, ALU Igor Linkov, ERDC Alison Tichenor...Engineering ATEC - Army Test and Evaluation Command BCA - Business Case Analysis C - Consequence Level C- BA - Cost Benefit Analysis CDD...the AMSAA Risk Team has completed 12 technical and schedule risk assessments to support AoAs and Cost-Benefit Analyses (C- BAs ). AMSAA also developed

  11. 76 FR 56406 - Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Demonstration Project; Department of the Army; Army... (United States)


    .... SUMMARY: On March 7, 2011 (76 FR 12508-12548), DoD published notice of approval of a personnel management... the Army; Army Research, Development and Engineering Command; Tank Automotive Research, Development... 9, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: TARDEC: Mr. Gregory Berry, U. S. Army Tank...

  12. Educational Psychology Services and Their Futures: Some Responses to the DfEE Working Group Report. (United States)

    Stoker, Rob; Gersch, Irvine; Fox, Glenys; Lown, Jackie; Morris, Sue


    This article examines a recent British government report on the role of educational psychology services in better promoting the development and learning of all students. It notes positive aspects of the report, especially its description of what educational psychologists can do to make a difference, but also describes problems of impact and…

  13. 33 CFR 155.4030 - Required salvage and marine firefighting services to list in response plans. (United States)


    ... of your VRP, the salvage and marine firefighting services listed in Table 155.4030(b)—Salvage and... your VRP, adjacent to the name of the resource provider. (b) Table 155.4030(b) lists the required... as found in § 155.1030(h). (e) Ensuring the proper emergency towing vessels are listed in your...

  14. 34 CFR 200.47 - SEA responsibilities for supplemental educational services. (United States)


    ... OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TITLE I-IMPROVING THE ACADEMIC... techniques for— (i) Monitoring the quality and effectiveness of the services offered by each approved... student achievement. (Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number...

  15. Institutional dimensions of veterinary services reforms: responses to structural adjustment in Northern Ghana

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    Amankwah, K.; Klerkx, L.W.A.; Sakyi-Dawson, O.; Karbo, N.; Oosting, S.J.; Leeuwis, C.; Zijpp, van der A.J.


    This study examines the effect of the post-1980s' structural adjustment reforms on the delivery and smallholders' use of veterinary services in two districts in Northern Ghana. Our analytical framework distinguishes between allocative, cognitive, and normative institutions to analyse the effects on

  16. Anticipated Effects of Restructuring on Army Career Decisions: An Analysis of Comments from the 1990 Army Career Satisfaction Survey (United States)


    on Capital Hill! 0011708 My response will probably not reflect the majority of soldiers In US Army. I am a nurse anesthetist and the pay & job...the potential is for future asslgnemts, retentions and stabilization. 0020056 Morale of Soviet FAOs in the capital area is low. Many of the most...separations from spouse (emotional support) and lack of concern for emotioanl/ psycological welfare on the part of the military, along with a change

  17. Development of a downstream emergency response service for flood and related risks in Romania based on satellite data

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    Stancalie Gheorghe


    Full Text Available Recently, the National Meteorological Administration initiated and started to implement user-driven services, based on satellite remote sensing and geo-information capacities. The paper presents this downstream emergency response service whose aim is to provide updated and accurate cartographic information in river flood prevention and post-crisis phase. The service is targeted to develop an interoperable framework for the management of the available geo-information using cutting-edge techniques and satellite data in order to provide high quality and accurate spatial products. An appropriate methodology was developed and tested, in order to process the optical or radar satellite imagery, with medium and high range spatial resolution, to rapid mapping the flood extent, to integrate the information in a GIS environment and finally to obtain standardized, cartographic products. The service is able to provide customized flood geospatial products (updated reference maps for the area affected, near real-time flood delineation maps, maximum flood extent maps, flooded area classification, flood evolution maps, damage assessment maps and reports tailored to specific users and featuring near-real time delivery. A dedicated geo-portal, was developed to display, query, analyse and retrieve the spatial products. The end-users are able to access the system using a simple web browser to view and query the flood related product archive or download the selected products.

  18. Retaining Army Engineer Officers (United States)


    Koehler , William Krondak, and Jay Persons, “Stability Operations Capability Gap Prioritization,” (Fort Leavenworth: TRADOC Analysis Center, 2008), A-1... illumination of the stay/leave decision. The responses to the questions informed by job embeddedness resulted in the least differentiation. The survey...Excellence, edited by Robert L. Taylor, William E. Rosenbach, and Eric B. Rosenbach, 193-204. Philadelphia: Westview Press, 2009. Koehler , Matt, Major

  19. Algeria's Army, Algeria's Agony


    Addi, Lahouari


    L'Etat en Algérie n'est pas dirigé par des élites représentatives de la population. Les responsables aux principaux postes de responsabilité sont désignés par l'armée qui craint que l'Etat n'échappe à son contrôle.

  20. Responsibility-Based Continuing Professional Development for In-Service Physical Educators (United States)

    Hemphill, Michael A.


    Since 2004, the National Standards for Physical Education have endorsed the notion that physical educators should teach personal and social responsibility. Continuing professional development (CPD) programs, based on teaching personal and social responsibility, are needed to support teacher's adherence to the national standards. The purpose…

  1. Annihilating time and space: The electrification of the United States Army, 1875--1920 (United States)

    Brown, Shannon Allen


    The United States Army embraced electrical technology in the 1870s as part of a wider initiative to meet the challenge of the coastal defense mission. As commercial power storage, generation, and transmission technology improved and the army came to recognize the value of the energy source as a means and method of improving command and control, localized electrical networks were integrated into the active service of the military. New vulnerabilities emerged as the army became ever more reliant upon electric power, however, and electrification---the institutional adoption and adaptation of electrical technologies---emerged as a very expensive and contentious process guided by technical, political, and economic pressures, and influenced by conflicting personalities within the service. This study considers the institutional evolution of the U.S. Army before and during World War I with respect to the adoption and application of electrical technology. The changing relationships between the military and electrical manufacturing and utilities industries during the period 1875--1920 are also explored. Using a combination of military archival sources and published primary materials, this study traces the effects of electrification on the army. In the end, this study proves that electrification was, at first, a symptom of, and later, a partial solution to the army's struggle to modernize and centralize during the period under consideration. Electrification produced a set of conditions that encouraged a new maturity within the ranks of the army, in technical, doctrinal, and administrative terms. This growth eventually led to the development of new capabilities, new forms of military organization, new missions, and new approaches to warfare.

  2. Occupational differences in US Army suicide rates (United States)

    Kessler, R. C.; Stein, M. B.; Bliese, P. D.; Bromet, E. J.; Chiu, W. T.; Cox, K. L.; Colpe, L. J.; Fullerton, C. S.; Gilman, S. E.; Gruber, M. J.; Heeringa, S. G.; Lewandowski-Romps, L.; Millikan-Bell, A.; Naifeh, J. A.; Nock, M. K.; Petukhova, M. V.; Rosellini, A. J.; Sampson, N. A.; Schoenbaum, M.; Zaslavsky, A. M.; Ursano, R. J.


    Background Civilian suicide rates vary by occupation in ways related to occupational stress exposure. Comparable military research finds suicide rates elevated in combat arms occupations. However, no research has evaluated variation in this pattern by deployment history, the indicator of occupation stress widely considered responsible for the recent rise in the military suicide rate. Method The joint associations of Army occupation and deployment history in predicting suicides were analysed in an administrative dataset for the 729 337 male enlisted Regular Army soldiers in the US Army between 2004 and 2009. Results There were 496 suicides over the study period (22.4/100 000 person-years). Only two occupational categories, both in combat arms, had significantly elevated suicide rates: infantrymen (37.2/100 000 person-years) and combat engineers (38.2/100 000 person-years). However, the suicide rates in these two categories were significantly lower when currently deployed (30.6/100 000 person-years) than never deployed or previously deployed (41.2–39.1/100 000 person-years), whereas the suicide rate of other soldiers was significantly higher when currently deployed and previously deployed (20.2–22.4/100 000 person-years) than never deployed (14.5/100 000 person-years), resulting in the adjusted suicide rate of infantrymen and combat engineers being most elevated when never deployed [odds ratio (OR) 2.9, 95% confidence interval (CI) 2.1–4.1], less so when previously deployed (OR 1.6, 95% CI 1.1–2.1), and not at all when currently deployed (OR 1.2, 95% CI 0.8–1.8). Adjustment for a differential ‘healthy warrior effect’ cannot explain this variation in the relative suicide rates of never-deployed infantrymen and combat engineers by deployment status. Conclusions Efforts are needed to elucidate the causal mechanisms underlying this interaction to guide preventive interventions for soldiers at high suicide risk. PMID:26190760

  3. Domain Modeling for Adaptive Training and Education in Support of the US Army Learning Model-Research Outline (United States)


    will be largely responsible for managing their own learning. In support of the US Army Learning Model (ALM) and to provide affordable, tailored one-to- one, tailored training, and educational experiences. Additionally, under the ALM, Soldiers are largely responsible for managing ...teaching tools, current US Army standards for training and education are group instruction and classroom training, also known as “one-to-many

  4. Individual Learner and Team Modeling for Adaptive Training and Education in Support of the US Army Learning Model: Research Outline (United States)


    methods to augment institutional training where Soldiers will be largely responsible for managing their own learning. In support of the US Army Learning...Soldiers are largely responsible for managing their own learning, but SRL skills are difficult to train and develop (Butler and Winne 1995; Azevedo... classroom training, also known as “one-to-many” instruction. Recently, the US Army placed significant emphasis on self-regulated learning (SRL

  5. Effectiveness Evaluation Tools and Methods for Adaptive Training and Education in Support of the US Army Learning Model: Research Outline (United States)


    institutional training where Soldiers will be largely responsible for managing their own learning. In support of the US Army Learning Model and to...Additionally, under the ALM, Soldiers are largely responsible for managing their own learning, but SRL skills are difficult to train and develop (Butler...human tutoring and mentoring are common teaching tools, current US Army standards for training and education are group instruction and classroom training

  6. Authoring Tools and Methods for Adaptive Training and Education in Support of the US Army Learning Model: Research Outline (United States)


    methods to augment institutional training where Soldiers will be largely responsible for managing their own learning. In support of the US Army Learning...Soldiers are largely responsible for managing their own learning, but SRL skills are difficult to train and develop (Butler and Winne 1995; Azevedo... classroom training, also known as one-to-many instruction. Recently, the US Army has placed significant emphasis on self-regulated learning (SRL

  7. The college students’ response to customized information services based on Library2.0 technologies at universities in Nanjing

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    Lei; LIU; Yinghua; FENG; Yi; JIANG


    Through a questionnaire survey of students’ response from 6 universities in Nanjing, this paper aims to determine their varying degrees of satisfaction about the customized information service based on Library2.0 technologies. In so doing, the authors carefully examined the data collected from the returned questionnaires about such key issues as the students’ perceptions about the customized information service via a Library2.0platform, self-initiated use experience of such a mechanism, their achieved information searching results vis-à-vis their expectations, etc. In addition, the authors also made a comparative study between information providers(i.e. librarians) and information consumers(i.e. students) at Chinese and American academic libraries.


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    Koleukho D. S.


    Full Text Available Leadership of the Ministry of Defense in 2013 almost fully completed the process of catering service for the Army transition to outsourcing. Thus a function of food supply has been almost entirely transferred to commercial organizations. In view of the aggravation of geopolitical situation around Russia's borders army must be ready for combat operations in local wars, military conflicts and peacekeeping operations, which at any moment can be provoked by enemies in conflicts in dangerous areas. Accordingly to the full and timely food supply in the military units and institutions in special operations the food service of the Russian army should be prepared as well. In this article we have reasoned and substantiated proposals for reforming the existing system of food supply of the Russian army with the objective of increasing the capabilities of the system under the action of the Russian troops in the conditions of local wars, armed conflicts and in peacekeeping operations. Their practical implementation will allow a significant restructuring of the modern system of food supply of the Russian army to eliminate the dependence of the action or inaction of the outsourcing companies operating on the market of food supply troops in special operations, as well as during major trainings

  9. Responses to and resources for intimate partner violence: qualitative findings from women, men, and service providers in rural Kenya. (United States)

    Odero, Merab; Hatcher, Abigail M; Bryant, Chenoia; Onono, Maricianah; Romito, Patrizia; Bukusi, Elizabeth A; Turan, Janet M


    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is reported by one in three women globally, but the prevalence is much higher in East Africa. Though some formal and informal resources do exist for women experiencing IPV, data suggest that disclosure, help seeking, and subsequent utilization of these resources are often hindered by sociocultural, economic, and institutional factors. This article explores actions taken by victims, available support services, and barriers to the utilization of available IPV resources by pregnant women in rural Nyanza, Kenya. Qualitative data were collected through nine focus group discussions and 20 in-depth interviews with pregnant women, partners or male relatives of pregnant women, and service providers. Data were managed in NVivo 8 using a descriptive analytical approach that harnessed thematic content coding and in-depth grounded analysis. We found that while formal resources for IPV were scarce, women utilized many informal resources (family, pastors, local leaders) as well as the health facility. In rare occasions, women escalated their response to formal services (police, judiciary). The community was sometimes responsive to women experiencing IPV but often viewed it as a "normal" part of local culture. Further barriers to women accessing services included logistical challenges and providers who were undertrained or uncommitted to responding to IPV appropriately. Moreover, the very sanctions meant to address violence (such as fines or jail) were often inhibiting for women who depended on their partners for financial resources. The results suggest that future IPV interventions should address community views around IPV and build upon locally available resources-including the health clinic-to address violence among women of childbearing age.

  10. Response of patients to the introduction of a private Magnetic Resonance Imaging service in Western Jamaica

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    Lennox Anderson-Jackson


    Full Text Available Background : Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI is one of today′s fastest growing imaging modalities, spurred in part by rapid advances in technology and important new applications in patient care. It was introduced in Western Jamaica in March 2005 at a non-hospital-based facility called North Coast Imaging MRI Service. Aims : The study examined the socio-demographics, accessibility and affordability of the services to patients. Materials and Method : A random sample of 100 patients was used and the research instrument was a questionnaire. The study was conducted between August and November 2008. Results : The findings of the study showed that majority of the respondents lived in rural areas and were within the age group 30 - 59 years. One-half of the respondents resided in St. James, were employed; earned more than US$1,351.00 per month and could afford the cost of the MRI procedure. More than one half of the respondents indicated that it took 15 - 30 minutes to be examined after arrival at the Centre; most (81% of the respondents indicated that the MRI procedure was adequately explained, and 99% indicated that questions about the procedure were satisfactorily answered. The MRI Scans performed at the North Coast Imaging MRI Service showed an increase of 157.49% in 2006 when compared with 2005, and 70.90% in 2007 when compared with 2006. Our findings suggest that the number of MRI scans done at the North Coast Imaging MRI Service is likely to increase. Conclusion : Although most of the respondents were able to afford the procedure there are concerns about persons in the lower socio-economic group who are unable to afford expensive diagnostic imaging tests such as MRI scans. There is an urgent need for government-owned hospital-based MRI Units in Jamaica to offer lower cost MRI scans to the public.

  11. Response of patients to the introduction of a private Magnetic Resonance Imaging service in Western Jamaica

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    Lennox Anderson-Jackson


    Full Text Available Background: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI is one of today’s fastest growing imaging modalities, spurred in part by rapid advances in technology and important new applications in patient care. It was introduced in Western Jamaica in March 2005 at a non-hospital-based facility called North Coast Imaging MRI Service. Aims: The study examined the socio-demographics, accessibility and affordability of the services to patients. Materials and Method: A random sample of 100 patients was used and the research instrument was a questionnaire. The study was conducted between August and November 2008. Results: The findings of the study showed that majority of the respondents lived in rural areas and were within the age group 30 - 59 years. One-half of the respondents resided in St. James, were employed; earned more than US$1,351.00 per month and could afford the cost of the MRI procedure. More than one half of the respondents indicated that it took 15 – 30 minutes to be examined after arrival at the Centre; most (81% of the respondents indicated that the MRI procedure was adequately explained, and 99% indicated that questions about the procedure were satisfactorily answered. The MRI Scans performed at the North Coast Imaging MRI Service showed an increase of 157.49% in 2006 when compared with 2005, and 70.90% in 2007 when compared with 2006. Our findings suggest that the number of MRI scans done at the North Coast Imaging MRI Service is likely to increase. Conclusion: Although most of the respondents were able to afford the procedure there are concerns about persons in the lower socio-economic group who are unable to afford expensive diagnostic imaging tests such as MRI scans. There is an urgent need for government-owned hospital-based MRI Units in Jamaica to offer lower cost MRI scans to the public.

  12. Gender Integration of Women into U.S. Army Special Forces Operational Detachments Alpha as an 18 Series Military Occupational Specialty (United States)


    occupational specialties (MOS). By January 2016 the military services must open all combat jobs to women or explain why exceptions exist . Gender must open all combat jobs to women or explain why exceptions exist . Gender integration for Army SF Operational Detachments Alpha (ODAs...sake of gender equality should not be the sole motivating factor for integrating females into the U.S. Army Special Forces. Male SF officers, female

  13. Ghana's army goes into combat readiness against HIV. (United States)


    Ghana's professional army of 12,000 men were joined by the national police in launching a campaign of education about AIDS which promotes condom use. The campaign received some funding from USAID and AIDS Tech/Family Health International. 94% of the soldiers had 7 years of education and 95% were married. 47% had never used the condom, 37% used it only occasionally, and only 19% used it regularly. An AIDS Awareness Day was followed up by 3000 posters, 1800 bumper stickers, 1500 T-shirts, 300 press packs, 1000 keychains and a video. Comic books in the local pidgin English idiom also proved popular for promotion. In a social marketing scheme, condoms were made available in barracks, army shops, and canteens for a modest price. The sales of condoms rose from about 500 a month in 1991 to 6000-7000 by January 1992. The army AIDS policy spelled out that HIV positivity will be revealed to the infected soldier. HIV-positive soldIers will not be sent abroad, curtailing the chances of disease transmission. They are kept in active service as long as they are capable of meeting their duties. Nevertheless, this policy hinges on the outcome of the AIDS education campaign whose failure could result in a policy of dismissing HIV-infected soldiers.

  14. Shedding Light on the Dark Continent: A Historical Perspective for U.S. Army Regional Alignment (United States)


    Auxiliary Pioneer Corps; and the East African Military Labour Service in the British Army. These units saw combat in Ethiopia, Somaliland, Madagascar...and labor strikes to communicate dissatisfaction with the status quo. There are numerous other Senegalese practices with roots in the French colonial

  15. Domestic Contingency Operations: A New Role for the United States Army (United States)


    The addition of operations other than war to military lexicology greatly assists to define the role of the Army in support of domestic missions but...transportation, linguists , and health services directly translate to the domestic environment. This critical skills are essential for disaster

  16. Malaria outbreak among French army troops returning from the Ivory Coast. (United States)

    Mayet, Aurélie; Lacassagne, David; Juzan, Nicolas; Chaudier, Bernard; Haus-Cheymol, Rachel; Berger, Franck; Romand, Olivier; Ollivier, Lénaick; Verret, Catherine; Deparis, Xavier; Spiegel, André


    In 2006, a French Army unit reported 39 malaria cases among service persons returning from Ivory Coast. Thirty, including three serious forms, occurred after the return to France. The risk of post-return malaria was higher than the risk in Ivory Coast. Half of the imported cases had stopped post-return chemoprophylaxis early.

  17. Research of the Response of Ecosystem to LUCC in Miyun County, Beijing: Based on Ecosystem Services Valuation%Research of the Response of Ecosystem to LUCC in Miyun County, Beijing: Based on Ecosystem Services Valuation

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    Xu Xu; Li Xiaobing; Yu Jingjing


    Miyun County, located in the northeast of Chinese capital Beijing, was underwent remarkable variations in land use in recent years. This paper aimed to detect changes in land use of Miyun from 1997 to 2005, and to qualify the response of ecosystem to LUCC based on ecosystem services valuation. With two-periods TM images, we got land use change data, and then ecosystem services values were calculated using ecosystem services valuation coefficients proposed by Chinese scholar Xie Gaodi. Results showed that water area, farm land and unused land decreased while residential land, forest land, grassland and orchard land increased during the study period. The loss of ESV was RMB 206 million and the main reason was the decrease of water area and farm land area. As for spatial variation, there were most dra- matically land use change and ESV decline in reservoir ecological protection region. The coefficient sensitivity analysis indicates that valuation coefficients used in the study are suitable and results are reasonable. The driving forces of ESV loss were rapid population growth and economic development. More work should be done to make eco-environment stay healthy.

  18. Major Harvey Cushing's difficulties with the British and American armies during World War I. (United States)

    Carey, Michael E


    This historical review explores Harvey Cushing's difficulties with both the British and American armies during his World War I service to definitively examine the rumor of his possible court martial. It also provides a further understanding of Cushing the man. While in France during World War I, Cushing was initially assigned to British hospital units. This service began in May 1917 and ended abruptly in May 1918 when the British cashiered him for repeated censorship violations. Returning to American command, he feared court martial. The army file on this matter (retrieved from the United States National Archives) indicates that US Army authorities recommended that Cushing be reprimanded and returned to the US for his violations. The army carried out neither recommendation, and no evidence exists that a court martial was considered. Cushing's army career and possible future academic life were protected by the actions of his surgical peers and Merritte Ireland, Chief Surgeon of the US Army in France. After this censorship episode, Cushing was made a neurosurgical consultant but was also sternly warned that further rule violations would not be tolerated by the US Army. Thereafter, despite the onset of a severe peripheral neuropathy, probably Guillian Barré's syndrome, Cushing was indefatigable in ministering to neurosurgical needs in the US sector in France. Cushing's repeated defying of censorship regulations reveals poor judgment plus an initial inability to be a "team player." The explanations he offered for his censorship violations showed an ability to bend the truth. Cushing's war journal is unclear as to exactly what transpired between him and the British and US armies. It also shows no recognition of the help he received from others who were instrumental in preventing his ignominious removal from service in France. Had that happened, his academic future and ability to train future neurosurgical leaders may have been seriously threatened. Cushing's foibles

  19. Army Science Board Ad Hoc Subgroup Report, Manning Army Systems (United States)


    VA 22314 (703) 751-2745 Major Brad Taylor, DCSP Military Staff Assistant Dr. Dan Risser , ARI Army Staff Assistant Dr. K.C. Emerson 560 Boulder...SINCGARS Meeting with DCSPER Mr. BradshawCAPL) Mr. Bennett(AMSAA) Dr. Risser (ARI) LtCol Abney LtGen Thurman 10 December, 1981 - The Pentagon...ASVAB Update Maintenance Data PM Trade BOIP/QQPRI/Div 86 Dr. Eaton(ARI) Dr. Risser (ARI) Dr. Hofer Col. Bettinger(SSC) 11 December, 1981

  20. 77 FR 11568 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of... (United States)


    ... and Cultural History, Eugene, OR AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The... Cultural History (UO-MNCH), Eugene, OR, that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25... National Park Service Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Defense, Army...

  1. 77 FR 74870 - Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army, Fort Sill Museum, Fort Sill, OK... (United States)


    ..., geology, and historical accounts. The people of the Wichita, Comanche, Kiowa, Apache, Cheyenne, and... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army, Fort Sill Museum, Fort Sill, OK, and Museum of the Great Plains, Lawton, OK AGENCY: National Park Service,...

  2. Implementation of Army privatization directives at Forscom installations

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    Armstrong, R.C. [Army Engineer and Support Center, Huntsville, AL (United States); Patwardhan, S. [C.H. Guernsey & Company, Oklahoma City, OK (United States)


    {open_quotes}Privatization{close_quotes} has become the buzzword of the 1990s not only here in the United States but throughout the world. Privatization has been traditionally defined as the sale/transfer of state-owned (i.e. federal, state, county, city or public) assets to the private sector. Although there are numerous reasons for the privatization of state-owned assets, the primary reasons include the generation of a significant amount of cash to the state (Great Britain`s sale of electric power industry); capitalization of the formerly state-owned utility (sale of the utilities within many countries of the former Soviet Union); and state policy goals of eliminating monopolies, encouraging competition, and restructuring (Chile). Several year ago, the Department of Defense (DoD) and specifically the Department of Army (DoA) initiated its own `Privatization Process`. Coupled with shrinking budgets, workforce and funding resources from the Government, the Army was faced with antiquated utility infrastructure in need of significant upgrades and in some cases total replacements. Recognizing that the provision of utility services was not a core mission of the Army, DoA has encouraged its Installations throughout the country to consider the privatization of the Government-owned utility systems. In compliance with DoA policy, Forces Command (FORSCOM) has been at the forefront of the privatization process. To date, FORSCOM has initiated the process of analyzing the potential privatization of over 30 utility systems at 12 FORSCOM Installations located throughout the country. The FORSCOM Installations include Fort Irwin, CA; Fort Campbell, KY; Fort Bragg, NC; Fort McPherson, GA; Fort Hood, TX; Fort Polk, LA; Fort Lewis, WA; Fort Riley, KS; Fort Stewart, GA; Hunter Army Airfield, GA; Fort Carson, CO; Fort Devens, MA; Fort Dix, NJ; and Fort Gillem, GA.

  3. Temperature and salinity profile data from CTD casts by the National Ocean Service's Navigation Response Team No. 2, January - May 2001 (NODC Accession 0000646) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — CTD and other data were collected by the National Ocean Service's Response Team No. 2 in the Gulf of Mexico from 25 January 2001 to 05 May 2001. Data include...

  4. Perceptions of the mental health impact of intimate partner violence and health service responses in Malawi

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    Lignet Chepuka


    Full Text Available Background and objectives: This study explores the perceptions of a wide range of stakeholders in Malawi towards the mental health impact of intimate partner violence (IPV and the capacity of health services for addressing these. Design: In-depth interviews (IDIs and focus group discussions (FGDs were conducted in three areas of Blantyre district, and in two additional districts. A total of 10 FGDs, 1 small group, and 14 IDIs with health care providers; 18 FGDs and 1 small group with male and female, urban and rural community members; 7 IDIs with female survivors; and 26 key informant interviews and 1 small group with government ministry staff, donors, gender-based violence service providers, religious institutions, and police were conducted. A thematic framework analysis method was applied to emerging themes. Results: The significant mental health impact of IPV was mentioned by all participants and formal care seeking was thought to be impeded by social pressures to resolve conflict, and fear of judgemental attitudes. Providers felt inadequately prepared to handle the psychosocial and mental health consequences of IPV; this was complicated by staff shortages, a lack of clarity on the mandate of the health sector, as well as confusion over the definition and need for ‘counselling’. Referral options to other sectors for mental health support were perceived as limited but the restructuring of the Ministry of Health to cover violence prevention, mental health, and alcohol and drug misuse under a single unit provides an opportunity. Conclusion: Despite widespread recognition of the burden of IPV-associated mental health problems in Malawi, there is limited capacity to support affected individuals at community or health sector level. Participants highlighted potential entry points to health services as well as local and national opportunities for interventions that are culturally appropriate and are built on local structures and resilience.

  5. Reactions to safer-sex public service announcement message features: attention, perceptions of realism, and cognitive responses. (United States)

    Van Stee, Stephanie K; Noar, Seth M; Allard, Suzanne; Zimmerman, Rick; Palmgreen, Philip; McClanahan, Kitty


    For this article, we conducted a qualitative investigation of participants' reactions to five televised public service announcements (PSAs) that were aired as part of a large safer-sex mass media campaign to increase condom use among young adults. We conducted qualitative interviews (N = 139) to determine which features of PSAs participants thought were most effective in terms of attention and recall, perceived realism of characters and situations, and cognitive responses. Our analysis of the results highlights the importance of high-sensation-value messages for gaining attention as well as the critical role of personal relevance for enhancing perceptions of realism. Cognitive responses to PSAs were mostly positive, but there was evidence of third-person effects. That is, many participants indicated that the safer-sex messages were important for other people but not for themselves. We discuss the implications of our results for designing PSAs that are attention-catching, realistic, and persuasive.

  6. Army Information Operations Officer Needs Analysis Report (United States)


    network analysis tool . . . it could really lead to some really negative second and third order effects. Another personnel issue that was...Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Approved for public release...distribution is unlimited. U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G1

  7. After the Spring: Reforming Arab Armies (United States)


    Arab region, and intercultural communication . She was previously assigned to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defence College and the...and provides solutions to strategic Army issues affecting the national security community . The Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute...concern topics having strategic implications for the Army, the Department of Defense, and the larger national security community . In addition to its

  8. Army Industrial, Landscaping, and Agricultural Water Use

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    McMordie Stoughton, Kate; Loper, Susan A.; Boyd, Brian K.


    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conducted a task for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army to quantify the Army’s ILA water use and to help improve the data quality and installation water reporting in the Army Energy and Water Reporting System.

  9. Army industrial, landscaping, and agricultural water use

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    Stoughton, Kate McMordie [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Loper, Susan A. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Boyd, Brian K. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)


    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conducted a task for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army to quantify the Army’s ILA water use and to help improve the data quality and installation water reporting in the Army Energy and Water Reporting System.

  10. Army Cyber Mission Force - Ambitions and Realities (United States)


    readdress branding , compensation, professional development and organization in order to increase the likelihood of success for the Cyber Mission Force...unique character traits that differ from the typical traits of Army enlistees. The research has further shown that compensation, branding ...Force and private sector branding with that of the Army. The research also examined compensation differences between the Air Force, private sector

  11. Assessing the Assignment Policy for Army Women (United States)


    General surgeon 61K Thoracic surgeon 61L Plastic surgeon 61M Orthopedic surgeon 61N Flight surgeon 61P Physiatrist 61Q Radiation oncologist 61R Diagnostic... veterinarian (immaterial) Branch 65, Army Medical Specialist Corps 65A Occupational therapy Table C.3—Continued 100 Assessing the Assignment Policy for Army

  12. Survey of Army Personnel Interested in Teaching (United States)


    Demographic prof’de CurrentActive Army Personnel rent Teachers Actie - ifl~ = -Employment Active Actve Active Outside Army Officers Enlted Educaion Base: 607...Base: 607 345 206 301 1144 2380 0^ PA Desire to work with young people 71 69 70 64 70 78 Value or significance of education in society 69 68 68 75

  13. The Army Study Program Fiscal Year 1993 Report (United States)


    most significant Analysis Command ( TRAC ) or Concepts descriptors of Army studies is the Analysis Agency (CAA). The figure extent to which critical...94B10 FOOD SERVICE SPECIALIST VOTEC CTEA 9210 9309 TRADOC T/LEE ATRCRJO01 0 TRAC AUTOMATED DATABASE SYSTEM 3 8810 9509 TRADOC T/SAC ATRCRJO02 0 MIX...9207 9312 TRADOC T/WSMR ATRCW.O2O 0 UNIT MOVEMENT OFFICER VIDEO TELETRAINING ( VTT ) 9103 9210 TRADOC T/WSMR ATROhWO01 0 63B10 LIGHT WHEELED VEHICLE

  14. Service provision in disaster preparation, response, and recovery for individuals with predisaster mental illness. (United States)

    Tharp, Andra Teten; Constans, Joseph I; Yin, Rob; Sullivan, Greer; Vasterling, Jennifer J; Rouse, Jeff; Schreiber, Merritt D; King, Michael


    Individuals with preexisting mental disorders are at increased risk for negative outcomes following a disaster and are one type of vulnerable subpopulation that requires special consideration in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. We describe evidence of the increased risk for individuals with predisaster mental illness as well as tools for field triage, the critical role of partnerships in preparedness and response, and integration of mental health as a priority in emergency management systems. Considering individuals with predisaster mental disorders at each phase of a disaster may ameliorate some negative postdisaster outcomes, such as suicide.

  15. The Responsibility of Telemedicine Focused Organizations in regards to creating Compliant end Users Products and Services

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    Adrian Dumitru Tanţău


    Full Text Available The main purpose of the present study is to provide a highly comprehensive methodological solution for carrying out products/services which fully comply with customers (i.e. end users functional and performance requirements in Telemedicine field, and furthermore to satisfy multitude end users simultaneously. By bringing into the light Systems Engineering (SE as a multidisciplinary theory used preponderantly in the aero-space segment for realization of complex projects, the paper illustrates the way it can be fulfilled the Functional and Performance Requirements of the end users from Romanian (non emergency medicine services in order to develop an innovative telemedicine product. The case study is based on two sets of qualitative researches as interviews in order to validate the telemedicine triggering idea among users, and to classify them, and secondly, as ample observations in order to gain insights on the users' scenarios and further to elaborate user requirements. Both sets of researches undertaken from users' specific environments were backed up with secondary information gained through document analysis. Relevant for this telemedicine research, it is the fact that the results of this survey have been already successfully used as a baseline to prototype the telemedicine product for Romanian market, in a European Space Agency (ESA Project.

  16. Revision of Army regulation (AR) 200-2, environmental effects of Army actions, and the application of total quality mangement (TQM) principles

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    Merkel, H,K. [Horne Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc., Alexandria, VA (United States); Robitaille, P. [Army Environmental Center (USAEC), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (United States)


    AR 200-2 is the Army`s implementing regulation to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and DoD`s NEPA Directive DoDD 6050.1. AR 200-2 was last revised in the late 1980s and since then the scope of Army NEPA compliance activities have significantly increased, and NEPA practice and case law are continually changing. The purpose of revising AR 200-2 is to provide Army personel with clear and Concise guidance on how to meet their NEPA compliance requirements. The revision process included reviewing the current AR 200-2 to identify areas and topics needing clarification or modification; conferring with Army NEPA personnel to obtain views on NEPA compliance practices and procedures; conducting a review and analysis of significant, recent developments in NEPA case law; reviewing other federal NEPA implementing regulations to identify useful, transferrable concepts; preparing a {open_quotes}strawman{close_quotes} version of AR 200-2 to use as a starting point in the revision process; coordinating and consolidating input from the AR 200-2 Revisions Steering Committee; and responding to review comments. A draft version of AR 200-2 has been completed and informal Army-wide comments have been addressed. Some of the issues that the AR 200-2 Revisions Steering Committee considered during the revision effort included expanding the list of categorical exclusions, determining the appropriate length for the public comment period for environmental assessments prior to approval of the finding of no significant impact, determining the appropriate level of analysis for Army actions abroad, and determining whether Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Act (CERCLA) or Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) actions should be addressed under NEPA. Total Quality Management (TQM) principles were applied during the revision process. GroupSystems{trademark} software was used as a vehicle to enhance total group participation from managers to practitioners.

  17. US Army blood program: 2025 and beyond. (United States)

    Gonzales, Richard; Taylor, Audra L; Atkinson, Andrew J; Malloy, Wilbur W; Macdonald, Victor W; Cap, Andrew P


    In preparing to support the Army in 2025 and beyond, the Army Blood Program remains actively engaged with the research and advanced development of blood products and medical technology to improve blood safety and efficacy in conjunction with the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. National and International Blood Bank authorities have noted that the US Army research and development efforts in providing new blood products and improving blood safety operate on the cutting edge of technology and are transformational for the global blood industry. Over the past 14 years, the Army has transformed how blood support is provided and improved the survival rate of casualties. Almost every product or process developed by or for the military has found an application in treating civilian patients. Conflicts have many unwanted consequences; however, in times of conflict, one positive aspect is the identification of novel solutions to improve the safety and efficacy of the blood supply.

  18. Pre-Service Teachers' Perception of Quick Response (QR) Code Integration in Classroom Activities (United States)

    Ali, Nagla; Santos, Ieda M.; Areepattamannil, Shaljan


    Quick Response (QR) codes have been discussed in the literature as adding value to teaching and learning. Despite their potential in education, more research is needed to inform practice and advance knowledge in this field. This paper investigated the integration of the QR code in classroom activities and the perceptions of the integration by…

  19. Technology at the Service of the Translator? A Response to Mary Snell-Hornby. (United States)

    Munday, Jeremy


    This response to an article on the effect of recent developments (particularly globalization and advances in technology) on the production and perception of language focuses on several issues concerning the evolving role of the translator in today's society. Provides examples from the experiences of a university teacher-researcher and freelance…

  20. Inhibitors to Responsibility-Based Professional Development with In-Service Teachers (United States)

    Hemphill, Michael A.


    Researchers of continuing professional development (CPD) in physical education have called for new models that move beyond the traditional CPD model. The outcomes of CPD protocols are hard to predict even when they align with the best practices. Responsibility-based CPD has become the focus of recent attention to assist physical educators in…

  1. 49 CFR 37.189 - Service requirement for OTRB demand-responsive systems. (United States)


    ... following examples illustrate the provisions of this paragraph (e): Example 1. A tour bus operator requires... bus. Example 3. While the operator's normal deadline for reserving space on a charter or tour trip has...) Demand-responsive operators shall ensure that, beginning one year from the date on which the...

  2. [The organization of surgical care in Russian army during 1812 Great Patriotic War]. (United States)

    Gliantsev, S P


    The article considers the characteristics of surgical care to warriors of Russian army during 1812 Great Patriotic War. Such conditions are analyzed as damaging action of French weapons, types of combat wounds, organization and forces of military sanitary service of Russian troops, surgeons' support with means of supplying surgical care to the wounded and arsenal of surgical aids. On the basis of given materials analysis a preliminary conclusion is made that surgical care in Russian army in 1812 not only was on the sufficiently high level but it played a specified role in the victory of Russian weapon.

  3. Male parentage in army ants

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    Kronauer, Daniel J C; Schöning, Caspar; Boomsma, Jacobus J


    In most social insects workers do not mate, but have retained the ability to produce haploid eggs that can develop into viable male offspring. Under what circumstances this reproductive potential is realized and how the ensuing worker-queen conflict over male production is resolved, is an area...... of active research in insect sociobiology. Here we present microsatellite data for 176 males from eight colonies of the African army ant Dorylus (Anomma) molestus. Comparison with worker genotypes and inferred queen genotypes from the same colonies show that workers do not or at best very rarely reproduce...

  4. The evaluation of time performance in the emergency response center to provide pre-hospital emergency services in Kermanshah. (United States)

    Mohammadi, Mohsen; Nasiripour, Amir Ashkan; Fakhri, Mahmood; Bakhtiari, Ahad; Azari, Samad; Akbarzadeh, Arash; Goli, Ali; Mahboubi, Mohammad


    This study evaluated the time performance in the emergency response center to provide pre-hospital emergency services in Kermanshah. This study was a descriptive retrospective cross-sectional study. In this study 500 cases of patients from Shahrivar (September) 2012 to the end of Shahrivar (September) 2013 were selected and studied by the non-probability quota method. The measuring tool included a preset cases record sheet and sampling method was completing the cases record sheet by referring to the patients' cases. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 18 and the concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics (Kruskal-Wallis test, benchmark Eta (Eta), Games-Howell post hoc test). The results showed that the interval mean between receiving the mission to reaching the scene, between reaching the scene to moving from the scene, and between moving from the scene to a health center was 7.28, 16.73 and 7.28 minutes. The overall mean of time performance from the scene to the health center was 11.34 minutes. Any intervention in order to speed up service delivery, reduce response times, ambulance equipment and facilities required for accuracy, validity and reliability of the data recorded in the emergency dispatch department, Continuing Education of ambulance staffs, the use of manpower with higher specialize levels such as nurses, supply the job satisfaction, and increase the coordination with other departments that are somehow involved in this process can provide the ground for reducing the loss and disability resulting from traffic accidents.

  5. The evolution of Earth Observation satellites in Europe and its impact on the performance of emergency response services (United States)

    Denis, Gil; de Boissezon, Hélène; Hosford, Steven; Pasco, Xavier; Montfort, Bruno; Ranera, Franck


    The paper reviews the evolution of Earth Observation systems in Europe and Worldwide and analyses the potential impact of their performance in support of emergency response services. Earth Observation satellites play already a significant role in supporting the action of first responders in case of major disasters. The main principle is the coordinated use of satellites in order to ensure a rapid response and the timely delivery of images and geospatial information of the area affected by the event. The first part of the paper reviews the main instruments and evaluates their current performance. The International Charter "Space and Major Disasters", signed in October 2000, was the first international initiative aimed at establishing a unified system for the acquisition of space data. The charter is a cooperation agreement between space agencies and operators of space systems. At regional level, a similar instrument exists in Asia: Sentinel-Asia. In the frame of the European programme Copernicus, the emergency management service was launched in 2009. Geo-information products derived from space imagery are delivered during all phases of the emergency management cycle, in either rush or non-rush mode, free of charge for the users. In both cases, the capacities were historically drawn from national missions, funded with public money and directly operated by the space agencies or by national operators.

  6. The Effect of the Internal Side of Social Responsibility on Firm Competitive Success in the Business Services Industry

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    M. Isabel Sánchez-Hernández


    Full Text Available This work focuses on the internal side of social responsibility of organizations in a regional context. Through a survey of 590 managers in classical business services (human-capital intensive and representative of the productive economy of the Region of Extremadura (Spain, an empirical analysis is conducted. First, a factor analysis is conducted to explore the main dimensions of the internal face of Social Responsibility and second, a structural equations model is developed to look for a relationship with business competitiveness. Business performance and innovation are also considered in the model. The main contribution of the article is the establishment of a set of indicators that will help to build an ongoing and meaningful dialogue with employees improving their quality of life at work that will also serve as important guidance for the increasing of the firm’s competitiveness through responsible human resources practices. Some suggestions for a research agenda emerge from this first attempt to approach the internal side of responsibility in business.

  7. Wildfire policy and management in England: an evolving response from Fire and Rescue Services, forestry and cross-sector groups. (United States)

    Gazzard, Rob; McMorrow, Julia; Aylen, Jonathan


    Severe wildfires are an intermittent problem in England. The paper presents the first analysis of wildfire policy, showing its halting evolution over two decades. First efforts to coordinate wildfire management came from local fire operation groups, where stakeholders such as fire services, land owners and amenity groups shared knowledge and equipment to tackle the problem. A variety of structures and informal management solutions emerged in response to local needs. Knowledge of wildfire accumulated within regional and national wildfire forums and academic networks. Only later did the need for central emergency planning and the response to climate change produce a national policy response. Fire statistics have allowed wildfires to be spatially evidenced on a national scale only since 2009. National awareness of wildfire was spurred by the 2011 fire season, and the high-impact Swinley Forest fire, which threatened critical infrastructure and communities within 50 miles of London. Severe wildfire was included in the National Risk Register for the first time in 2013. Cross-sector approaches to wildfire proved difficult as government responsibility is fragmented along the hazard chain. Stakeholders such as the Forestry Commission pioneered good practice in adaptive land management to build fire resilience into UK forests. The grass-roots evolution of participatory solutions has also been a key enabling process. A coordinated policy is now needed to identify best practice and to promote understanding of the role of fire in the ecosystem.This article is part of a themed issue 'The interaction of fire and mankind'.

  8. Privatizing the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (United States)


    STATEMENT A: Approved for public release. Distribution is unlimited. tffllC QUALITY INSPECTED 3 USAWC CLASS OF 1998 U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE, CARLISLE...Colonel Richard Meinhart Project Advisor The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the...military service or government agency. U.S. Army War College CARLISLE BARRACKS, PENNSYLVANIA 17013 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public

  9. Army Basic Skills Provision: Whole Organisation Approach/Lessons Learnt (United States)

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    The Army began working in partnership with the Basic Skills Agency in 2000. This was formalised with the establishment of the Basic Skills Agency's National Support Project for the Army (2001) that contributes to the raising of basic skills standards in the Army by advising on, and assisting with, the development of the Army's basic skills policy…

  10. General practitioners' evaluation of community psychiatric services: responsiveness to change of the General Practitioner Experiences Questionnaire (GPEQ

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    Damerell Elisabeth


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Instruments have been developed to assess professional views of the quality of care but have rarely been tested for responsiveness to change. The objective of this study was to test the responsiveness of the General Practitioner Experiences Questionnaire (GPEQ for the measurement of Community Mental Health Centres in Norway. Methods National surveys were conducted in Norway in 2006 (n = 2,415 and 2008 (n = 2,209 to measure general practitioners' evaluation of community mental health centres. GPs evaluated the centres by means of a postal questionnaire, consisting of questions focused on centre quality and cooperation with GPs. As part of the national surveys 75 GPs in 2006 and 66 GPs in 2008 evaluated Hamar community mental health centre. Between the surveys, several quality improvement initiatives were implemented which were directed at cooperation with and guidance for GPs in Stange municipality, one of eight municipalities in Hamar centre catchment area. The main outcome measures were changes in GPEQ scores from 2006 to 2008 for GPs evaluating Hamar community mental health centre from Stange municipality, and changes in scores for GPs in the other seven municipalities and nationally which were assessed for statistical significance. Results GPs in Stange municipality rated Hamar community mental health centre significantly better on the guidance scale in 2008 than in 2006; on a 0-100 scale where 100 represents the best possible experiences the score was 26.5 in 2006 and 58.3 in 2008 (p Conclusions Following the implementation of an initiative designed to enhance service quality, the GPEQ identified expected changes in the guidance scale for the intervention group, indicating that the instrument is responsive to change. The worsening of services for GPs in the control group evaluating Hamar centre warrants further study.

  11. Aviation medicine and the Army. (United States)

    Vyrnwy-Jones, P; Thornton, R


    The purpose of this short series of articles is not to present the reader with a vast amount of technical data, soon to be forgotten, but to provide some items of general interest from the past, present, and future of Army aviation. Obviously there will be a concentration on medical matters, but the aim is to give the reader a feel for the rapid progress being made in helicopter design and the likely problems we may face in the future. The first article serves as an introduction to the series and three further articles will cover various aspects of the speciality. The second will be concerned with AAC helicopter accidents and will include accident investigation, crashworthiness and the contribution made by pilot error. The third article will cover major environmental problems of helicopters, particularly noise, vibration and thermal stress. The fourth article will examine ways in which microprocessors and modern technology will affect future helicopter and ancillary equipment development; for instance, a helicopter with no external windows has been suggested, 'The Iron Cockpit'. The fifth article will be concerned with the clinical aspects of Army Aviation medicine.

  12. Heightened anxiety in Army Reserve nurses anticipating mobilization during Operation Desert Storm. (United States)

    Wynd, C A; Dziedzicki, R E


    Research was conducted in January 1991 to compare anxiety levels of Army Reserve and civilian registered nurses and to identify factors contributing to high anxiety. It was predicted that anxiety would be greater in reservist nurses who were anticipating mobilization during Operation Desert Storm. This hypothesis was supported through the examination of t test statistical analyses and stepwise multiple regression, which demonstrated that years of military service, gender, and the presence and number of children in nurses' families related to higher anxiety levels. Army Reserve nurses identified separation from loved ones and financial concerns as the largest contributors to anxiety, while significant interventions for alleviating anxiety included detailed and consistent information from Army commands.

  13. Strategija marketing-miksa u obezbeđivanju kadrova saobraćajne službe vojske / The marketing mix strategy within army transportation service personnel providing

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    Srđan Ljubojević


    Full Text Available Aktuelni reformski procesi u Vojsci Srbije prilika su za postavljanje novih principa, kada je u pitanju spoj marketinga i vojne organizacije. U ovom radu prikazan je mogući izgled instrumenata marketing-miksa u funkciji obezbeđivanja kadrovskih resursa saobraćajne službe Vojske Srbije, sa namerom da se definiše opšti izgled instrumenata u marketing-aktivnostima. / The presently relevant reform processes in the Military of Serbia are an opportunity for setting new principles when we are talking about marketing - military organization joint. In this work a possible look of marketing mix instruments is presented which purpose is to provide meaning resources of transportation service in the Military of Serbia, with intention to define a general look of the instruments in marketing activities.


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    Javier Pacheco-Mangas


    Full Text Available The current economic crisis and the policies developed under the amended article 135 of the Spanish Constitution, which enshrines the budgetary stability as a fundamental guide the action of the government, are having a direct impact on the Social Services system. The approval of Spanish Law of rationalization and sustainability of local government is a major setback and an element of legal uncertainty for a system of social protection still incomplete. This research, using a qualitative approach to define patterns of discursive regularity of participants focusing on aspects related to economic conditions and regulatory changes that affect the competence regime of local governments. The plot lines of the speech focused on the difficulties of daily work, strong manipulation of the system and the uncertainty of it disappear or change its configuration substantially. It is revealed as social work professionals perceive the context of remote working professional ideals and suffers from a resourcing quality, which has been neglected a custom social intervention oriented comprehensive personal and social development, where changes in local arrangements pose a serious threat.

  15. Dynamic and Auto Responsive Solution for Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks Detection in ISP Network

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    Gupta, B B; Misra, Manoj


    Denial of service (DoS) attacks and more particularly the distributed ones (DDoS) are one of the latest threat and pose a grave danger to users, organizations and infrastructures of the Internet. Several schemes have been proposed on how to detect some of these attacks, but they suffer from a range of problems, some of them being impractical and others not being effective against these attacks. This paper reports the design principles and evaluation results of our proposed framework that autonomously detects and accurately characterizes a wide range of flooding DDoS attacks in ISP network. Attacks are detected by the constant monitoring of propagation of abrupt traffic changes inside ISP network. For this, a newly designed flow-volume based approach (FVBA) is used to construct profile of the traffic normally seen in the network, and identify anomalies whenever traffic goes out of profile. Consideration of varying tolerance factors make proposed detection system scalable to the varying network conditions and a...

  16. Responsibilities and Limits of Local Government Actions against Users of Public Services of Planning and Sustainable Territorial Development in Romania

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    Bogdan Suditu


    Full Text Available In the context of the changes that have occurred in the Romanian society, the public authorities are required to play a coordinating role in providing the framework for a sustainable and balanced development of the national territory, and to ensure the quality of life of the citizens. In order to achieve these goals of social responsibility, the public administration authorities must build and adapt the tools of public territorial action based on their specificity and within the existing legal framework and resources,. Thus, the study shows the national and European context that frames the actions of public administration for what concerns the sustainable territorial development. It analyzes the characteristics of administrative-territorial structures of Romania, highlighting their socio-demographic diversity and the territorial forms of institutional cooperation. The approach of these issues is based in the first instance on an analysis of the European strategic documents in the field, as well as on the national regulations concerning the organization and functioning of public administration and territorial planning. The implementation of decentralization and local public autonomy has led to the capitalization of the local potential of some administrative divisions and caused a competition and a difficult cooperation between them. By analogy with the provisions of the quality standards regarding the responsibilities of the organizations towards customers, the study illustrates and analyzes the responsibilities and limits of public administration authorities in promoting sustainable development, territorial equity and the quality of life for the users of public services, i.e. the community members.

  17. Preliminary assessment report for Army Aviation Support Facility No. 3, Installation 13307, Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Georgia. Installation Restoration Program

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    Kolpa, R.; Smith, K.


    This report presents the results of the preliminary assessment (PA) conducted by Argonne National Laboratory at the Georgia Army National Guard property located on Hunter Army Airfield (HAA) near Savannah, Georgia, known as Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) No. 3. Preliminary assessments of federal facilities are being conducted to compile the information necessary for completing preremedial activities and to provide a basis for establishing corrective actions in response to releases of hazardous substances. The principal objective of the PA is to characterize the site accurately and determine the need for further action by examining site activities, types and quantities of hazardous substances utilized, the nature and amounts of wastes generated or stored at the facility, and potential pathways by which contamination could affect public health and the environment. This PA satisfies, for the AASF No. 3 property, requirements of the Department of Defense Installation Restoration Program (IRP). The scope of this assessment is limited to the facilities and past activities contained within the area now occupied by AASF No. 3. However, this assessment report is intended to be read in conjunction with a previous IRP assessment of HAA completed in 1992 (USATHAMA 1992) and to provide comprehensive information on AASF No. 3 for incorporation with information contained in that previous assessment for the entirety of HAA.

  18. Innovation in Services: From Service Concepts to Service Experiences


    Fynes, Brian; Lally, Anne Marie


    ABSTRACT Identifying the nature of service experiences is recognised As being of primary importance in the shaping of an enhanced competitive position for industry; however service managers often have difficulty articulating the true nature of their service concept. The definition of service concept is a fundamental part of the strategic advantage seeking Processes of service design, service development and service innovation. In response to the competitive Imperative for improved product/...

  19. Initiative Within the Philosophy of Auftragstaktik: Determining Factors of the Understanding of Initiative in the German Army, 1806-1955 (United States)


    warfare of World War I, 1915-1918. 3. An army shaped for initiative versus detailed tactical control by Hitler , 1919-1945. 4. The ethical component...35 Chapter 4 An Army Shaped for Initiative Versus Detailed Tactical Control By Hitler ...detailed tactical con- trol by Hitler , 1919-1945; and 4. The ethical component of initiative–responsibility for the preservation of units to Innere

  20. Instructional Management for Adaptive Training and Education in Support of the US Army Learning Model-Research Outline (United States)


    are common teaching tools, current US Army standards for training and education are group instruction and classroom training, also known as one-to-many...Soldiers will be largely responsible for managing their own learning. In support of the US Army Learning Model and to provide affordable, largely automate the authoring (creation), delivery of instruction, and evaluation of computer- regulated training and education capabilities. A

  1. Demand Response Control in Low Voltage Grids for Technical and Commercial Aggregation Services

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    Diaz de Cerio Mendaza, Iker; Szczesny, Ireneusz; Pillai, Jayakrishnan Radhakrishna


    hand, some of those represent a source of flexibility which can be used to satisfy different technical and commercial purposes. This paper introduces an upgraded hierarchical structure which aims to serve as a platform for activating and controlling the demand response in low voltage networks....... In this way, a system operator playing a role of an aggregator not only could trade flexible demand in the power markets but also materialize its energy agreements while ensuring the local network security and reliability. To verify the effectiveness of this extended method, a Danish low voltage networks...... is considered. The results show that it is possible to fulfill energy commitments in energy markets such as the regulation power market while respecting the proper network operation. However, the activation of the flexibility offered might be limited depending on the network characteristics and the season...

  2. The influence of differential response on decision-making in child protective service agencies. (United States)

    Janczewski, Colleen E


    Differential response (DR) profoundly changes the decision pathways of public child welfare systems, yet little is known about how DR shapes the experiences of children whose reports receive an investigation rather than an alternate response. Using data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), this study examined the relationship between DR implementation and decision outcomes in neglect cases, as measured by investigation, substantiation, and removal rates in 297 U.S. counties. Multivariate regression models included county-level measures of child poverty and proportions of African American children. Path analyses were also conducted to identify mediating effects of prior decision points and moderating effects of DR on poverty and race's influence on decision outcomes. Results indicate that compared to non-DR counties, those implementing DR have significantly lower investigation and substantiation rates within county populations but higher substantiation rates among investigated cases. Regression models showed significant reductions in removal rates associated with DR implementation, but these effects became insignificant in path models that accounted for mediation effects of previous decision points. Findings also suggest that DR implementation may reduce the positive association between child poverty rates and investigation rates, but additional studies with larger samples are needed to confirm this moderation effect. Two methods of calculating decision outcomes, population- and decision-based enumeration, were used, and policy and research implications of each are discussed. This study demonstrates that despite their inherit complexity, large administrative datasets such as NCANDS can be used to assess the impact of wide-scale system change across jurisdictions.

  3. the Army Ethic-Educating and Equipping the Army Mid-Level Leaders in the CGSOC (United States)


    sexually assaulting a female subordinate.3 How has the Army responded to such ethical lapses that could have resulted in a loss of operational...a set of normative expectations for military officers. Army Profession. ADRP 1 defines the Army Profession as “a unique vocation of experts...Primarily refers to institutional, formal education that occurs throughout an officer’s career , commonly referred to as professional military

  4. "The shameless woman" and "the responsible cheater": analyzing gender representations in Public Service Announcements for HIV/AIDS prevention

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    Dagmar Estermann Meyer


    Full Text Available From the perspective of community health agents who work in the Family Health Program in the periphery of Porto Alegre, RS, this article discusses Public Service Announcements that were part of official HIV-AIDS prevention campaigns implemented in Brazil from 1994-2000. The purpose is to contribute to a critical reading of this type of material, considering the gender relations they present. The paper analyzes, from a cultural-analysis focus, discourses that institute two representations: that of "the shameless woman" and of the "responsible cheater". It argues that representations such as these are produced by the information that supports the prevention campaigns and wind up reiterating gender and sexual behaviors and practices that the campaigns intend to transform or change.

  5. User acceptance of mobile health services from users' perspectives: The role of self-efficacy and response-efficacy in technology acceptance. (United States)

    Zhang, Xiaofei; Han, Xiaocui; Dang, Yuanyuan; Meng, Fanbo; Guo, Xitong; Lin, Jiayue


    With the swift emergence of electronic medical information, the global popularity of mobile health (mHealth) services continues to increase steadily. This study aims to investigate the efficacy factors that directly or indirectly influence individuals' acceptance of mHealth services. Based on the technology acceptance model, this research incorporates efficacy factors into the acceptance decision process. A research model was proposed involving the direct and indirect effects of self-efficacy and response-efficacy on acceptance intention, along with their moderating effects. The model and hypotheses were validated using data collected from a field survey of 650 potential service users. The results reveal that: (1) self-efficacy and response-efficacy are both positively associated with perceived ease of use; and (2) self-efficacy and response-efficacy moderate the impact of perceived usefulness toward adoption intention. Self-efficacy and response-efficacy both play an important role in individuals' acceptance of mHealth services, which not only affect their perceived ease of use of mHealth services, but also positively moderate the effects of perceived usefulness on adoption intention. Our findings serve to provide recommendations that are specifically customized for mHealth service providers and their marketers.

  6. Ensuring 3es and Responsiveness in the Delivery of Educational Services in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines

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    Sapia Moalam Abdulrachman


    Full Text Available The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM is a public organization in the Philippines located in between the national government and the local governments. It performs unique functions quite distinct from other public organizations in the coun-try, as it performs both political and administrative functions. Using unobtrusive research design, as it relies on mostly secondary data, this paper analyzes the educational system in the region and proposes strategies in attaining administrative efficiency, economy, effectiveness and responsiveness. The paper starts with the introduction which consist of the background and statement of the problem. It is followed by a review of theoretical perspective and then by the research methodology. The fourth part portrays the findings of the study which include: DepEd ARMM resources; the management of DepEd ARMM, and the management outputs such as: net enrollment ratio, achievement rate and literacy rate. The fifth part of the paper deals with the analyses and conclusion. The paper concludes that in addition to certain structural innovation, inculcation of appropriate work ethics in accordance with the Ethi-cal Standards Act, the Anti-Corruption Law, the Civil Service Rules and Regulations as well as the Islamic Practices on Employment must be enshrined in the reform agenda. Finally, among other things that could facilitate the attainment of 3Es and R in the delivery of educational services is a strategy that requires the joint collaboration and teamwork between the civil society, non-government organizations and government organizations in the region.

  7. Recruiting for Prior Service Market (United States)


    perceptions, expectations and issues for re-enlistment • Develop potential marketing and advertising tactics and strategies targeted to the defined...01 JUN 2008 2. REPORT TYPE N/A 3. DATES COVERED - 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Recruiting for Prior Service Market 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT...Command First Handshake to First Unit of Assignment An Army of One Proud to Be e e to Serve Recruiting for Prior Service Market MAJ Eric Givens / MAJ Brian

  8. Barriers to Initiating and Continuing Mental Health Treatment Among Soldiers in the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS). (United States)

    Naifeh, James A; Colpe, Lisa J; Aliaga, Pablo A; Sampson, Nancy A; Heeringa, Steven G; Stein, Murray B; Ursano, Robert J; Fullerton, Carol S; Nock, Matthew K; Schoenbaum, Michael; Zaslavsky, Alan M; Kessler, Ronald C


    U.S. Army soldiers with mental disorders report a variety of barriers to initiating and continuing treatment. Improved understanding of these barriers can help direct mental health services to soldiers in need. A representative sample of 5,428 nondeployed Regular Army soldiers participating in the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers completed a self-administered questionnaire and consented to linking self-administered questionnaire data with administrative records. We examined reported treatment barriers (perceived need, structural reasons, attitudinal reasons) among respondents with current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, mental disorders who either did not seek treatment in the past year (n = 744) or discontinued treatment (n = 145). About 82.4% of soldiers who did not initiate treatment and 69.5% of those who discontinued treatment endorsed at least two barriers; 69.8% of never-treated soldiers reported no perceived need. Attitudinal reasons were cited more frequently than structural reasons among never-treated soldiers with perceived need (80.7% vs. 62.7%) and those who discontinued treatment (71.0% vs. 37.8%). Multivariate associations with sociodemographic, Army career, and mental health predictors varied across barrier categories. These findings suggest most soldiers with mental disorders do not believe they need treatment and those who do typically face multiple attitudinal and, to a lesser extent, structural barriers.

  9. Army JTIDS: A C3 Case Study (United States)


    Guerra , Director of Combat Developments, United States Army Signal Center, Fort Gordon for his sponsorship. Professor Donald A. Lacer and frequency band. This insures compatibility with civil Distance Measuring Equipment (DME), Military Tactical Air Navigation equipment (TACAN...LEBMNN~JORDAN ,AFGHNISTrAN ISRAEL, EGYPT SAD SUDAN SOUT)H YEMEN YEMEN ETHIOPIA Figure 22 The JSTARS Radar Platform data to Army fire support

  10. Strategic Planning and Army Installation Management. (United States)


    program. The U.S. Army has adopted the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria for use in the ACOE program. Strategic planning is one of pillars of the Baldrige criteria. The Army has recognized that strategic planning is the key to the future. Strategic planning is the key to...and utilization of strategic planning . This paper examines through case study analysis several civilian communities and lessons learned through their

  11. Current and Future Army Resiliency Programs (United States)


    organizational learning, Peter Senge , illustrates this point very well: “Organizations learn only through individuals who learn. Individual learning does not...downloads/CSF2Newsletter- Issue3.pdf, (accessed March 3, 2013). 11 Griffith, “Army Suicides,” 496. 12 Casey, “Comprehensive Soldier Fitness,” 2. 13 Peter ... Senge , The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization (New York, NY: Doubleday, 2006), 129. 14 Griffith, “Army Suicides,” 505

  12. A qualitative study of the role of workplace and interpersonal trust in shaping service quality and responsiveness in Zambian primary health centres


    Topp, Stephanie M; Chipukuma, Julien M.


    Background: Human decisions, actions and relationships that invoke trust are at the core of functional and productive health systems. Although widely studied in high-income settings, comparatively few studies have explored the influence of trust on health system performance in low- and middle-income countries. This study examines how workplace and inter-personal trust impact service quality and responsiveness in primary health services in Zambia. Methods: This multi-case study included four h...

  13. U.S. Army Custom Segmentation System (United States)


    segmentation is individual or intergroup differences in response to marketing - mix variables. Presumptions about segments: •different demands in a...product or service category, •respond differently to changes in the marketing mix Criteria for segments: •The segments must exist in the environment

  14. Global Combat Support System Army Increment 1 (GCSS-A Inc 1) (United States)


    IA - Information Assurance IATO - Interim Authority to Operate ICD - Initial Capability Document IEA - Information Enterprise Architecture IOC...DoD Component Army Responsible Office Program Manager References MAIS Original Estimate April 17 , 2013 Approved APB Defense Acquisition Executive...Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG) on May 17 , 2008. Since MS B, the program has not experienced a Critical Change which would induce the independent

  15. The Fifth Army War College: Preparing Strategic Leaders to Win in a Complex World (United States)


    the Program for Assessment of Joint Education (PAJE). The Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff (CJCS) Officer’s PME Policy (OPMEP) issued by the...Joint Staff includes “the policies, procedures, objectives and responsibilities for PME and JPME.” 43 The OPMEP is hugely influential on the Army

  16. Towards an Understanding of Army Enlistment Motivation Patterns. Technical Report 702. (United States)

    Pliske, Rebecca M.; And Others

    As part of an ongoing survey effort, new recruits were surveyed at United States Army reception stations across the country during the spring and summer of 1982 and 1983. In addition to presenting cross-tabulated responses for survey questions on recruits' reasons for enlisting, principal components analyses were completed on these data. These…

  17. Military Logistics. Buying Army Spares Too Soon Creates Excess Stocks and Increases Costs (United States)


    Department of Defense (DoD) response to the General Accounting Office (GAO) draft report, " MILITARY LOGISTICS : Buying Army Spares Too Soon Creates Excessive...DATED MAY 30, 1989 (GAO CODE 393294) OSD CASE 8011 " MILITARY LOGISTICS : BUYING ARM SPARES TOO SOON CREATES EXCESSIVE STOCKS AND INCREASES COSTS

  18. The Secret of Future Defeat: The Evolution of US Joint and Army Doctrine 1993-2006 and the Flawed Conception of Stability Operations (United States)


    corruption of language because of organizational dynamics. The Army’s doctrina approach has equated to “repair service behavior,” or focusing exclusively...Concepts and ndum (Fort Monro 2 December 2005) 2. 44 assessment as described in JP 3-0.” 180 The manual stated that EBA was a tool appropriate to t...Lieutenant General. Effects Based Concepts and Doctrine in Army Education. Memorandum. Fort Monroe , Virginia: Headquarters, US Army Training and

  19. 2009 Center for Army Leadership Annual Survey of Army Leadership (CASAL): Main Findings (United States)


    Effective/Very Effective (AC, 2007-2009) Army Values Empathy Warrior Ethos Military Bearing/Physical Fitness Composure/ Resilence Mental Agility Sound...dependents ( children ) does not appear to have as much of an impact on morale, as 21% of Army leaders who indicate having no dependents report low or

  20. Army Transformaton: A View from the U.S. Army War College (United States)


    71 4. THE ARMY THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS William F. Grimsley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 5...THE ARMY THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS William F. Grimsley “Who are you?" said the caterpillar. “I-I hardly know, Sir, just at present—at least I know...

  1. Response times of ambulances to calls from Midwife Obstetric Units of the Peninsula Maternal and Neonatal Service (PMNS in Cape Town

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    J.K. Marcus


    Full Text Available Response times of ambulances to calls from Midwife Obstetric Units, although varied, are perceived as slow. Delays in transporting women experiencing complications during or after their pregnancies to higher levels of care may have negative consequences such as fetal, neonatal or maternal morbidity or death. An exploratory descriptive study was undertaken to investigate the response times of ambulances of the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services to calls from midwife obstetric units (MOUs in the Peninsula Maternal and Neonatal Services (PMNS in Cape Town. Response times were calculated from data collected in specific MOUs using a specifically developed instrument. Recorded data included time of call placed requesting transfer, diagnosis or reason for transfer, priority of call and the time of arrival of ambulance to the requesting facility. Mean, median and range of response times, in minutes, to various MOUs and priorities of calls were calculated. These were then compared using the Kruskal-Wallis test. A comparison was then made between the recorded and analysed response times to national norms and recommendations for ambulance response times and maternal transfer response times respectively.A wide range of response times was noted for the whole sample. Median response times across all priorities of calls and to all MOUs in sample fell short of national norms and recommendations. No statistical differences were noted between various priorities of calls and MOUs.The perception of delayed response times of ambulances to MOUs in the PMNS was confirmed in this pilot study.

  2. Effects of Group Drumming Interventions on Anxiety, Depression, Social Resilience and Inflammatory Immune Response among Mental Health Service Users.

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    Daisy Fancourt

    Full Text Available Growing numbers of mental health organizations are developing community music-making interventions for service users; however, to date there has been little research into their efficacy or mechanisms of effect. This study was an exploratory examination of whether 10 weeks of group drumming could improve depression, anxiety and social resilience among service users compared with a non-music control group (with participants allocated to group by geographical location. Significant improvements were found in the drumming group but not the control group: by week 6 there were decreases in depression (-2.14 SE 0.50 CI -3.16 to -1.11 and increases in social resilience (7.69 SE 2.00 CI 3.60 to 11.78, and by week 10 these had further improved (depression: -3.41 SE 0.62 CI -4.68 to -2.15; social resilience: 10.59 SE 1.78 CI 6.94 to 14.24 alongside significant improvements in anxiety (-2.21 SE 0.50 CI -3.24 to -1.19 and mental wellbeing (6.14 SE 0.92 CI 4.25 to 8.04. All significant changes were maintained at 3 months follow-up. Furthermore, it is now recognised that many mental health conditions are characterised by underlying inflammatory immune responses. Consequently, participants in the drumming group also provided saliva samples to test for cortisol and the cytokines interleukin (IL 4, IL6, IL17, tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα, and monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP 1. Across the 10 weeks there was a shift away from a pro-inflammatory towards an anti-inflammatory immune profile. Consequently, this study demonstrates the psychological benefits of group drumming and also suggests underlying biological effects, supporting its therapeutic potential for mental NCT01906892.

  3. Utilization Management of Orthopedic Services by Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Evans Army Community Hospital (United States)


    Nerve & Other Nerve System Proc w CC 1 2.72 2.0 -10.0 -10 209 Major Joint & Limb reattachment Procedures, lower Extremity 18 2.37 13.6 3.6 65 216...106 3.0 1.0 108 209 Major Joint & Limb Reattachment Procedures Lower Extremity 101 20.9 10.9 1105 243 Medica. Back Problems 65 9.0 4.0 261 231 Local...231 Local Excision & Removal of Int. Fix Devices exc Hip & Femur 74 4.6 0.6 41 209 Major Joint & Limb Reattachment Procedures Lower Extremity 70 22.3

  4. Individualizing Services, Individualizing Responsibility

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    Garsten, Christina; Hollertz, Katarina; Jacobsson, Kerstin

    -oriented, and the normative demands placed on individuals appear increasingly totalizing, concerning the whole individual rather than the job-related aspects only. The paper is based on 23 in-depth interviews with individual clients as well as individual caseworkers and other professionals engaged in client-related work...

  5. Exploiting social media for Army operations: Syrian crisis use case (United States)

    Kase, Sue E.; Bowman, Elizabeth K.; Al Amin, Tanvir; Abdelzaher, Tarek


    Millions of people exchange user-generated information through online social media (SM) services. The prevalence of SM use globally and its growing significance to the evolution of events has attracted the attention of the Army and other agencies charged with protecting national security interests. The information exchanged in SM sites and the networks of people who interact with these online communities can provide value to Army intelligence efforts. SM could facilitate the Military Decision Making Process by providing ongoing assessment of military actions from a local citizen perspective. Despite potential value, there are significant technological barriers to leveraging SM. SM collection and analysis are difficult in the dynamic SM environment and deception is a real concern. This paper introduces a credibility analysis approach and prototype fact-finding technology called the "Apollo Fact-finder" that mitigates the problem of inaccurate or falsified SM data. Apollo groups data into sets (or claims), corroborating specific observations, then iteratively assesses both claim and source credibility resulting in a ranking of claims by likelihood of occurrence. These credibility analysis approaches are discussed in the context of a conflict event, the Syrian civil war, and applied to tweets collected in the aftermath of the Syrian chemical weapons crisis.

  6. [Sanitary and epidemiological supply for the Russian Army during the First World War (1914-1918)]. (United States)

    gorelova, L E; Loktev, A E


    At the beginning of the First World War the most typical diseases in the Russian Army were typhoid, typhus, diphtheria, cholera, smallpox and other infectious diseases. At the beginning of the First World War the level of infectious morbidity was significantly low, but further increased and pandemic risk arose. Servicemen were mostly ill with typhus, relapsing fever, flux, cholera, smallpox and typhoid. The highest mortality rate was registered in patients with cholera, typhus and typhoid. According the prewar deployment program of the Russian Army anti-epidemiologic facilities were established. By the end of war were established 110 sanitary-and-hygienic and 90 disinfection units. However, organization of anti-epidemiologic security was unsatisfactory. Due to lack of specialists and equipment anti-epidemiologic facilities of units were under strength. Commanders of sanitary units and sanitary service had not enough resources for operational service in the Forces and facilities of rear area.

  7. 75 FR 65028 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of... (United States)


    ... University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001... University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C... National Park Service Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Defense, Army...

  8. Department of the Army Justification of Estimates for Fiscal Year 1983 Submitted to Congress February 1982. Part 2 (Missiles). (United States)


    Procurnmunt, Army 0 FES 62 Program and Firnning (in thousands of dollarsI 5983 Fiscal year program Budget plan (amounts for Obligations simulation model . 2. Without these contract services, there would be no independent means of determining the suitability of software prior to its

  9. 77 FR 59646 - Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army Garrison, Redstone Arsenal... (United States)


    ... Arsenal, Huntsville, AL AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Garrison, Redstone Arsenal, has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in... itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Redstone Arsenal....

  10. U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (United States)

    ... and thank you for your interest in the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). ... This Web site provides an introduction to the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) ...

  11. First Response to "The Teacher as a Service Professional," by Donald A. Myers: Don't Settle for a Booby Prize (United States)

    Sikula, John


    In this response to Donald A. Myers's "The Teacher as a Service Professional" (2008 [this issue]), the author suggests that teacher educators should not buy into Myers's concept because such would sell them short and be counterproductive to the advancement of the teaching profession. Teacher educators must not give up their struggle to advance the…

  12. Temperature and salinity profile data collected by the National Ocean Service's Navigation Response Team No. 3, during the 2001 field survey season (NODC Accession 0000645) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — CTD and other data were collected by the National Ocean Service's Response Team No. 3 in the coastal waters of the Western U.S. from 25 January 2001 to 11 December...

  13. How Do Primary Pre-Service Teachers in a Regional Australian University Plan for Teaching, Learning and Acting in Environmentally Responsible Ways? (United States)

    Gooch, Margaret; Rigano, Donna; Hickey, Ruth; Fien, John


    Integrated unit plans with an environmental focus can provide opportunities for school students to develop critical thinking skills, and to act in responsible ways--that is, to develop "action competence". In this study, environmentally focused integrated unit plans, developed and implemented by final year pre-service teachers at an Australian…

  14. The Role of Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists in Elementary School System Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention: A Case Report (United States)

    Reeder, Deborah L.; Arnold, Sandra H.; Jeffries, Lynn M.; McEwen, Irene R.


    The Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act and No Child Left Behind Act broadened the roles of occupational therapists (OTs) and physical therapists (PTs) to include therapist participation in early intervening services including response to intervention (RTI). This case report describes one school district's inclusion of OT and PT in the…

  15. Web application to access U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works and Restoration Projects information for the Rio Grande Basin, southern Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas (United States)

    Archuleta, Christy-Ann M.; Eames, Deanna R.


    The Rio Grande Civil Works and Restoration Projects Web Application, developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Albuquerque District, is designed to provide publicly available information through the Internet about civil works and restoration projects in the Rio Grande Basin. Since 1942, USACE Albuquerque District responsibilities have included building facilities for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, providing flood protection, supplying water for power and public recreation, participating in fire remediation, protecting and restoring wetlands and other natural resources, and supporting other government agencies with engineering, contracting, and project management services. In the process of conducting this vast array of engineering work, the need arose for easily tracking the locations of and providing information about projects to stakeholders and the public. This fact sheet introduces a Web application developed to enable users to visualize locations and search for information about USACE (and some other Federal, State, and local) projects in the Rio Grande Basin in southern Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.

  16. Smartphone Application Enabling Global Graph Exploitation and Proactive Dissemination Service (DSPro) Integration (Revised Fiscal Year 2015) (United States)


    ARL-TN-0696 ● SEP 2015 US Army Research Laboratory Smartphone Application Enabling Global Graph Exploitation and Proactive ...US Army Research Laboratory Smartphone Application Enabling Global Graph Exploitation and Proactive Dissemination Service (DSPro) Integration...Revised Fiscal Year 2015) by Mark R Mittrick Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, ARL Approved for public

  17. Towards a Location-based Service for Early Mental Health Interventions in Disaster Response Using Minimalistic Tele-operated Android Robots Technology (United States)

    Vahidi, H.; Mobasheri, A.; Alimardani, M.; Guan, Q.; Bakillah, M.


    Providing early mental health services during disaster is a great challenge in the disaster response phase. Lack of access to adequate mental-health professionals in the early stages of large-scale disasters dramatically influences the trend of a successful mental health aid. In this paper, a conceptual framework has been suggested for adopting cellphone-type tele-operated android robots in the early stages of disasters for providing the early mental health services for disaster survivors by developing a locationbased and participatory approach. The techniques of enabling GI-services in a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) environment were studied to overcome the limitations of current centralized services. Therefore, the aim of this research study is to add more flexibility and autonomy to GI web services (WMS, WFS, WPS, etc.) and alleviate to some degree the inherent limitations of these centralized systems. A P2P system Architecture is presented for the location-based service using minimalistic tele-operated android robots, and some key techniques of implementing this service using BestPeer were studied for developing this framework.

  18. Analysis of Individual Race Relations and Equal Opportunity Training in Army Schools (United States)


    tLknounced Justification Prepared for B __ .... ... ..__ __ Distribution/ . Avnilability Codos Avail and/or U.S. ARMY RESEARCH INSTITUTE DIst. spoc al for the...Training Centers, service and pro- fessional whools in order to complete an analysis of all RR/IEO training and education cur- rently being given in...traming and education . The primary fo,.us of the total research project was to describe and analyze the Arn’s race relations/equal opportunity (RR,1EO

  19. A Study to Determine the Feasibility of Establishing a Wellness Center at Martin Army Community Hospital (United States)


    MTF) establish a Wellness/Health Promotion Center to provide the services needed to support the wellness concepto (Department of the Army, 1984). 2...Directive 1010.10 (Health Promotion). 6. It is recommended that a marketing plan be developed for the wellness center. The plan should include articles for...1981). Wellness programs attract new markets for hospitals. Hospitals, 55(22), 115-116, 119. Manring, S.L. (1985). Evaluating corporate wellness and

  20. Technology complementing military behavioral health efforts at tripler army medical center. (United States)

    Stetz, Melba C; Folen, Raymond A; Yamanuha, Bronson K


    The purpose of this article is to provide a short narrative on the ways that behavioral health professionals and their patients are currently benefitting from the use of technology. Examples stem from applications of technology to patients/research participants at the Tripler Army Medical Center. The paper also discusses how current use of this technology has made it possible to serve individuals in their own cultural environment, providing a cost-effective means of providing mental health services.

  1. Defense Acquisitions: 2009 is a Critical Juncture for the Army’s Future Combat System (United States)


    In 2008 and 2009, the Army plans o begin funding production of the first of three planned spin outs of FCS echnologies to current forces. However...of service on a mobile ad-hoc network, end-to-end interoperability with strategic networks of the global information grid, and synchronization of FCS...3 current force vehicles—the Abrams tank, the Bradley vehicle, and the High- Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle—and to field unattended ground

  2. Job Satisfaction in the U.S. Army: 1943 and 1973 (United States)


    dimension , and i research on noncoubat troops in World War II has suggested that we perhaps have a romanticized notion of the nature of military service I...have shown race to have no direct effect on job satisfaction in the nodern Army. The 1973 data also represent three 4 theatres , the United States...large theatre effec ts , and all I three areas are retained in our analysis . I The rank structure of the enlisted grades in the U.S. Armychanged

  3. Training vs. Education at the Army War College: The Benefits of a Return to the Past (United States)


    and even the Treaty of Versailles , which they did not, placed the United States on par with Great Britain and ahead of the rest of the world in...threat. This American overconfidence, combined with the severe limitations imposed on Germany by the Treaty of Versailles , resulted in the conviction...service to a strength of just over 100,000, which he explained was the same number the German Army was limited to in the Treaty of Versailles .28

  4. Defense Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR). Volume 1. Army Abstracts of Phase 1 Awards 1987. (United States)



  5. Medal of Honor Award Process Review: U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Nominee (Redacted) (United States)


    MOH award recommendation. We interviewed the nominee as a witness. He confirmed to us that he did not submit a complaint about receiving the SS...Army, and to allow Aimy officials to maintain discipline, law and order through investigation of complaints and incidents." This f01m might not...34 will be based on such honest and faithful service according to the standards of conduct, courage, and duty required by law and customs of the

  6. Retaining Talent for Army 2020: Overcoming Institutional Barriers (United States)


    Assignments for Leaders, RETAL, 8. 18 Casey Wardynski, David S. Lyle, and Michael J. Colarusso , Towards a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy for...Opportunities (Boston: Harvard University, 2011), 17. 22 32 Wardynski, Lyle, and Colarusso , Towards a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy (accessed March 14, 2012). 34 Wardynski, Lyle, and Colarusso , Towards a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy for

  7. Army Communicator. Volume 32, Number 2, Spring 2007 (United States)


    Engineering requires skilled leaders LTC Tony Roper 14 Update Telecommunications Systems Engineering Course MAJ Mark Thomson 16 The Paradigm shift in 200 locations. Each TLA stack includes, at a minimum, an Army Security Router and an Intrusion Detection System or Intrusion Protection System...Security Center APC – Area Processing Center ARNET – Army Reserve Network ARSTRAT – Army Strategic Com- mand ASR – Army Security Router CIF – Central Issue

  8. Massive Joint Multinational Exercise Planning to Solve Army Warfighting Challenges (United States)


    the Army), 2-29. 8 Scope and Delimitations This study assesses the feasibility and ability of an Army division, and accompanying installation... Studies by NICHOLAS L. ROWLAND, MAJOR, U.S. ARMY B.S., Information Technology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, 2005...shows how division planners can tailor them to study AWFCs. Army and joint commanders should align the majority of their training objectives with

  9. Optimizing the Sustainment of U.S. Army Weapon Systems (United States)


    64 OPTIMIZING SUSTAINMENT OF ARMY SYSTEMS 6 Chapter 1 - Optimizing the Sustainment of U.S. Army Weapon Systems In a paradigm shift from...past 13 years. The result has been the erosion of perishable maintenance skills. The Army must develop the most effective plan to sustain these...communities to study and effectively manage Army sustainment . One effort is the development of Maintenance Steering Groups (MSG) to perform extensive

  10. Reform of the Army Physical Disability Evaluation System (United States)


    that USAPDA currently falls under the Army Human Resources Command and not the Army Medical Command in that the medical department only provides...confusing to Soldiers, and leaves the impression that the Army ‘ underrates ’ disability in order to achieve fiscal savings.33 While that may not be the...Adapted from the PDES Review for the Commanding General, Human Resources Command as presented by the U.S. Army Physical Disability Agency, 3 July 2008

  11. Measuring the Costs and Benefits of Army Service. (United States)


    International Journal of Intercultural Relations , 15... Journal of Intercultural Relations , 15(4), pp. 407-426. C-10 Shenyav, Y. (1992). Entrance of blacks and women into managerial positions in scientific...research into race, ethnicity, and gender issues: A historical review. Special Issue: Racial, ethnic and gender issues in the military. International

  12. Full Food Service Contract for Army Dining Facilities (United States)


    FOSTlwr. (G- »«I •* II V TTA fPFP ft IC»«I ^TFT DO|N«rsour O-il ? PAPNESAN C’OJUNS (t-ltl M*BECUfn...C-6) 65 Exhibit 6 (cont’d) Menu Notes 1 Roll and Sweet Dough Mixes Yeast mav or may not be included as an ingredient in roll and sweet dough

  13. Irrigation Alternatives to Meet Army Net Zero Water Goals (United States)


    Up to 100 Rain Barrel Catchment Up to...US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG® Irrigation Alternatives to Meet Army Net Zero Water Goals Richard J. Scholze Dick L. Gebhart H...TYPE 3. DATES COVERED 00-00-2012 to 00-00-2012 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Irrigation Alternatives to Meet Army Net Zero Water Goals 5a. CONTRACT

  14. Training America’s Army for the Next Millennium. (United States)


    Corte Madera , California: Waite Group Press, 1994), 28. 9 William W. Hartzog and Susan Canedy, "TRADOC: Moving the Army Into the Future," Army...Future. Corte Madera , California: Waite Group Press, 1994. Romjue, John, L. American Army Doctrine for the Post-Cold War. Washington, D.C.: U.S

  15. The Women’s Army Corps: 1945-1978 (United States)


    floor-length wool skirt, white silk blouse , blue tiara with gold thread embroidery, blue suede pumps, white kid gloves, and a finger-tip length blue...24, 33, 267 Army Uniform Board, 162, 260 chief, 64, 94, 162, 212. See also Blanch - Army Uniform Branch, 394 field, Col. Florence A.; Bryant, Col. Army

  16. 32 CFR 508.1 - Utilization of Army bands. (United States)


    ... 32 National Defense 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Utilization of Army bands. 508.1 Section 508.1 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY AID OF CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND PUBLIC RELATIONS COMPETITION WITH CIVILIAN BANDS § 508.1 Utilization of Army bands. (a)...

  17. 32 CFR 636.10 - Hunter Army Airfield vehicle registration. (United States)


    ... 32 National Defense 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Hunter Army Airfield vehicle registration. 636.10... Stewart, Georgia § 636.10 Hunter Army Airfield vehicle registration. Personnel assigned or employed at Hunter Army Airfield are required to register their privately owned vehicles within five days...

  18. Army Energy and Water Reporting System Assessment

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    Deprez, Peggy C.; Giardinelli, Michael J.; Burke, John S.; Connell, Linda M.


    There are many areas of desired improvement for the Army Energy and Water Reporting System. The purpose of system is to serve as a data repository for collecting information from energy managers, which is then compiled into an annual energy report. This document summarizes reported shortcomings of the system and provides several alternative approaches for improving application usability and adding functionality. The U.S. Army has been using Army Energy and Water Reporting System (AEWRS) for many years to collect and compile energy data from installations for facilitating compliance with Federal and Department of Defense energy management program reporting requirements. In this analysis, staff from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that substantial opportunities exist to expand AEWRS functions to better assist the Army to effectively manage energy programs. Army leadership must decide if it wants to invest in expanding AEWRS capabilities as a web-based, enterprise-wide tool for improving the Army Energy and Water Management Program or simply maintaining a bottom-up reporting tool. This report looks at both improving system functionality from an operational perspective and increasing user-friendliness, but also as a tool for potential improvements to increase program effectiveness. The authors of this report recommend focusing on making the system easier for energy managers to input accurate data as the top priority for improving AEWRS. The next major focus of improvement would be improved reporting. The AEWRS user interface is dated and not user friendly, and a new system is recommended. While there are relatively minor improvements that could be made to the existing system to make it easier to use, significant improvements will be achieved with a user-friendly interface, new architecture, and a design that permits scalability and reliability. An expanded data set would naturally have need of additional requirements gathering and a focus on integrating

  19. US Army primary radiation standards complex

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    Rogers, S.C. [Radiation Standards and Dosimetry Laboratory, Redstone Arsenal, AL (United States)


    This paper describes the U.S. Army Primary Radiation Standards Complex (PRSC) to be constructed at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. The missions of the organizations to be located in the PRSC are described. The health physics review of the facility design is discussed. The radiation sources to be available in the PRSC and the resulting measurement capabilities of the Army Primary Standards Laboratory Nucleonics section are specified. Influence of the National Voluntary Laboratory Accrediation Program (NVLAP) accreditation criteria on facility design and source selection is illustrated.

  20. Decision support system for the response to infectious disease emergencies based on WebGIS and mobile services in China.

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    Ya-pin Li

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: For years, emerging infectious diseases have appeared worldwide and threatened the health of people. The emergence and spread of an infectious-disease outbreak are usually unforeseen, and have the features of suddenness and uncertainty. Timely understanding of basic information in the field, and the collection and analysis of epidemiological information, is helpful in making rapid decisions and responding to an infectious-disease emergency. Therefore, it is necessary to have an unobstructed channel and convenient tool for the collection and analysis of epidemiologic information in the field. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Baseline information for each county in mainland China was collected and a database was established by geo-coding information on a digital map of county boundaries throughout the country. Google Maps was used to display geographic information and to conduct calculations related to maps, and the 3G wireless network was used to transmit information collected in the field to the server. This study established a decision support system for the response to infectious-disease emergencies based on WebGIS and mobile services (DSSRIDE. The DSSRIDE provides functions including data collection, communication and analyses in real time, epidemiological detection, the provision of customized epidemiological questionnaires and guides for handling infectious disease emergencies, and the querying of professional knowledge in the field. These functions of the DSSRIDE could be helpful for epidemiological investigations in the field and the handling of infectious-disease emergencies. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The DSSRIDE provides a geographic information platform based on the Google Maps application programming interface to display information of infectious disease emergencies, and transfers information between workers in the field and decision makers through wireless transmission based on personal computers, mobile phones and

  1. [A spectacular revolution: evolution of French military health service]. (United States)

    Lefort, Hugues; Ferrandis, Jean-Jacques; Tabbagh, Xavier; Lanoe, Vincent; Tourtier, Jean-Pierre


    After the sanitary disaster caused by the first months of the conflict, the Health service of the French armies undertook a true revolution. By 1918, it had become the most efficient of all the opposing armies. At the end of 1914, through the spacing out of the evacuating hospitals within the zone of the armies, the most efficient teams were placed as close as possible to the front. Injured soldiers were categorized at every step of the chain. Technical progress, especially in war surgery, pushed medicine into the moderne era.

  2. Pre-Service Teachers' Views of Inquiry Teaching and Their Responses to Teacher Educators' Feedback on Teaching Practice (United States)

    Yoon, Hye-Gyoung; Kim, Mijung; Kim, Byoung Sug; Joung, Yong Jae; Park, Young-Shin


    This study attempted to explore 15 Korean elementary pre-service teachers' views of inquiry teaching. During a science teaching methods course, pre-service teachers implemented a peer teaching lesson, had a group discussion to reflect on five teacher educators' comments on their first peer teaching practice, and revised and re-taught the lesson as…

  3. 2013 Center for Army Leadership Annual Survey of Army Leadership (CASAL): Main Findings (United States)


    the Leadership Requirements Model and Leader Effectiveness Implicit leadership theory (Eden & Leviatan , 1975; Yukl, 2002) indicates followers...D.C.: Headquarters, Department of the Army. Eden, D. & Leviatan , U. (1975). Implicit leadership theory as a determinant of the factor structure

  4. Cash Payments and Awards to Servicemen of the Red Army During the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945 years

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    Alexander P. Abramov


    Full Text Available On the basis of the historical and sociological material provides information on the measures of the Soviet state leadership during the Great Patriotic War for the implementation of social policy in respect of soldiers of the Red Army, which were reflected in the cash incentives, rewards, social guarantees and food security. The author notes that the implementation of social management practices at each stage of warfare timely adjustments depending on acquired combat experience and the strategic objectives of war. Existing wartime system of pay, cash awards and social guarantees in respect of staff of the army and the rear of the Red Army was not a major, but significant moral incentive to the representatives of all arms and services.

  5. Dat'a' RTE - ' Balance Responsible data ' Service. You would like to manage your activities more effectively, and that's why RTE is offering new services that give you access to personalized data; Dat'a' RTE offre ''donnees de responsable d'equilibre''. Vous souhaitez mieux piloter vos activites, RTE vous propose un nouveau service de mise a disposition de donnees personnalisees

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)



    RTE, the French manager of the power transportation network, already offers a service under which it publishes public data on its web site ; it aims to improve the way the electricity market works in a transparent and nondiscriminatory fashion. To better respond to the needs of actors in the electricity market, RTE has developed new Dat'a' RTE services, giving them access to detailed, personalized and confidential data. Dat'a' RTE is the main electronic channel used for exchanging personalized data between RTE and customers. The 'Balance Responsible Data' service completes and enhances the other services associated with the 'Balance Responsible Entity' service. For a detailed picture and greater reactivity, the customers have access to the basic data used to calculate imbalances as soon as they are processed by RTE. They become definitive from the point in time specified in the Balance Responsible Entity contractual documents. The price of this service is dependent upon the size of the customer's Balance Responsible perimeter.

  6. Effects of work-related sleep restriction on acute physiological and psychological stress responses and their interactions: A review among emergency service personnel

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    Alexander Wolkow


    Full Text Available Emergency work can expose personnel to sleep restriction. Inadequate amounts of sleep can negatively affect physiological and psychological stress responses. This review critiqued the emergency service literature (e.g., firefighting, police/law enforcement, defense forces, ambulance/paramedic personnel that has investigated the effect of sleep restriction on hormonal, inflammatory and psychological responses. Furthermore, it investigated if a psycho-physiological approach can help contextualize the significance of such responses to assist emergency service agencies monitor the health of their personnel. The available literature suggests that sleep restriction across multiple work days can disrupt cytokine and cortisol levels, deteriorate mood and elicit simultaneous physiological and psychological responses. However, research concerning the interaction between such responses is limited and inconclusive. Therefore, it is unknown if a psycho-physiological relationship exists and as a result, it is currently not feasible for agencies to monitor sleep restriction related stress based on psycho- physiological interactions. Sleep restriction does however, appear to be a major stressor contributing to physiological and psychological responses and thus, warrants further investigation.

  7. Effects of work-related sleep restriction on acute physiological and psychological stress responses and their interactions: A review among emergency service personnel. (United States)

    Wolkow, Alexander; Ferguson, Sally; Aisbett, Brad; Main, Luana


    Emergency work can expose personnel to sleep restriction. Inadequate amounts of sleep can negatively affect physiological and psychological stress responses. This review critiqued the emergency service literature (e.g., firefighting, police/law enforcement, defense forces, ambulance/paramedic personnel) that has investigated the effect of sleep restriction on hormonal, inflammatory and psychological responses. Furthermore, it investigated if a psycho-physiological approach can help contextualize the significance of such responses to assist emergency service agencies monitor the health of their personnel. The available literature suggests that sleep restriction across multiple work days can disrupt cytokine and cortisol levels, deteriorate mood and elicit simultaneous physiological and psychological responses. However, research concerning the interaction between such responses is limited and inconclusive. Therefore, it is unknown if a psycho-physiological relationship exists and as a result, it is currently not feasible for agencies to monitor sleep restriction related stress based on psycho- physiological interactions. Sleep restriction does however, appear to be a major stressor contributing to physiological and psychological responses and thus, warrants further investigation.

  8. Typology of Army Families. Coping Styles of Successful, Career Army Families (United States)


    22% Individuals ( Trainees , holdees, etc.) 101,000 13% The Army has approximately 100 different job titles, called Military Occupational trainee program. He received his draft notice, and he enlisted in the Army under the College/Officer C-ndidate School (OCS) program. His...not really like it there. TPhe neighbor s were, not very friendly, bu~t Betty has been trying to organize a block Clb I h U elt that she as gained o

  9. Army Strong: Equipped, Trained and Ready. Final Report of the 2010 Army Acquisition Review (United States)


    Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Department of the Army Price, Lee, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, PEO, Command Control Communications-Tactical...based on QDRs or future forecasts. Task Force ODIN was a successful rapid acquisition. It delivered a counter-Improvised Explosive Device ( build • Deliver 6 Lots of 250 a/c • IOTE using five AB3 aircraft in Mar 2012 • FRP decision planned for Jul 2012 • Development will continue

  10. Army Science Board Ad Hoc Sub-Group Report on Energy Needs of the Army, (United States)


    and solar. The goal for the year 2000 is to reduce the use of natural petroleum by 75 percent and to replace natural gas with synthetic gas ( syngas ...example, one * goal states that (by 2000) syngas will replace natural gas. The Army has therefore programed efforts to Implement syngas tech- nologies at...the reactor would run at full capacity to make up for shortages and to allow the Army to meet expanded needs. The AHSG notes that such systems resolve

  11. Design of the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS). (United States)

    Kessler, Ronald C; Colpe, Lisa J; Fullerton, Carol S; Gebler, Nancy; Naifeh, James A; Nock, Matthew K; Sampson, Nancy A; Schoenbaum, Michael; Zaslavsky, Alan M; Stein, Murray B; Ursano, Robert J; Heeringa, Steven G


    The Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS) is a multi-component epidemiological and neurobiological study designed to generate actionable evidence-based recommendations to reduce US Army suicides and increase basic knowledge about the determinants of suicidality. This report presents an overview of the designs of the six components of the Army STARRS. These include: an integrated analysis of the Historical Administrative Data Study (HADS) designed to provide data on significant administrative predictors of suicides among the more than 1.6 million soldiers on active duty in 2004-2009; retrospective case-control studies of suicide attempts and fatalities; separate large-scale cross-sectional studies of new soldiers (i.e. those just beginning Basic Combat Training [BCT], who completed self-administered questionnaires [SAQs] and neurocognitive tests and provided blood samples) and soldiers exclusive of those in BCT (who completed SAQs); a pre-post deployment study of soldiers in three Brigade Combat Teams about to deploy to Afghanistan (who completed SAQs and provided blood samples) followed multiple times after returning from deployment; and a platform for following up Army STARRS participants who have returned to civilian life. Department of Defense/Army administrative data records are linked with SAQ data to examine prospective associations between self-reports and subsequent suicidality. The presentation closes with a discussion of the methodological advantages of cross-component coordination.

  12. 32 CFR 651.5 - Army policies. (United States)


    ... statements specifying that they have no financial or other interest in the outcome of the project. The..., or any protected natural or ecological resources of global importance. (g) Army NEPA documentation.../statement and also avoid extensive, time-consuming, and costly analyses or revisions. Project proponents...

  13. Dental Therapy Assistant: Attitudes of Army Dentists. (United States)

    Heid, Theodore H.; Bair, Jeffrey H.

    The U. S. Army Dental Corps has implemented a formal program based on the concept that dental care can be more efficiently and effectively provided with treatment teams composed of one dental officer, two dental therapy assistants, one basic assistant, and the shared support of other auxiliary personnel. Such a team will use three dental treatment…

  14. 养老服务体系中政府责任的国际借鉴%International Reference for Government Responsibility in Elderly Care Service System

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)



    China has entered into the era of accelerated aging. Economic and social transformation and the one-child policy have a big impact on the traditional pension model, and socialized elderly care service system need to be established. How to clarify the government responsibility is the important foundation to establish elderly care service system. Based on the analysis of foreign elderly service system and government responsibility, the paper proposes that the government should play a leading role in the development of social elderly service system in China, expenditure responsibilities of central and local governments should be deifned, and social multi-participation of elderly service should be actively encouraged.%我国已经进入加速老龄化时代,经济社会的转型和独生子女制度正冲击着传统的养老模式,社会化的养老服务体系亟待建立。如何厘清政府的责任是养老服务体系建立的重要基础。通过对国外养老服务体系定位和政府投入责任的分析,在我国发展社会养老服务时,政府应当发挥主导作用,要明确中央政府和地方政府的支出责任,国家应顺应经济社会的发展,积极引导和鼓励社会多方参与养老服务。

  15. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Facility Registry Service (FRS) Emergency Response (ER) Risk Management Plan (RMP) Facilities - Oil and Hazardous Materials (United States)

    Department of Homeland Security — The purpose of this web feature service is to provide users with access to integrated facility information from FRS, limited to the subset of facilities that link to...

  16. Free Service and Social Responsibility for Public Library%公共图书馆的免费服务与社会责任

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    Library social responsibility is the terms of international librarianship,it means some services outside the traditional library services.There are different libraries social responsibility definitions for different library.Public libraries take on free s%"图书馆社会责任"是一个国际图书馆界常用的专门术语,主要指传统图书馆服务之外的"分外之事"。不同的图书馆,社会责任可能不同。我国公共图书馆主动开展免费服务,就是承担图书馆社会责任的表现之一。

  17. Strategic Sourcing in the Army (United States)


    sector:  Total Cost of Ownership tools are applied to understand the life cycle costs of a product or service  Supplier Scorecards to apply a...sourcing efforts, as well as prioritizing new initiatives. In addition to cost and performance goals, any strategic sourcing plan must be balanced with...article/97687/ 39 INITIAL DISTRIBUTION LIST 1. Defense Technical Information Center Ft. Belvoir, Virginia 2. Dudley Knox Library Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California

  18. Army Ecosystem Management Policy Study (United States)


    purpose of the regional approach to landscape planning and biodiversity conservation developed in this project is to maintain the health of...several questions of critical importance in this regard: • From a DoD perspective, "Can appropriate management of biodiversity and landscape planning allow...of the United States (2nd edition). Washington, D.C. USDA Forest Service, 1995. Biodiversity Research Consortium. Biodiversity and Landscape Planning : Alternative

  19. Cypriots in the Roman Army

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    Bekker-Nielsen, Tønnes


    Contrary to the accepted opinion, only a few hundred, perhaps a thousand Cypriots left their island to serve in a cohors Cypria. A "Cyprian" cohort, which as time went by came to consist mainly of non-Cypriots, saw active service on the Danube during the Dacian wars; later, it was assigned to gar...... garrison duty in the Crimea....

  20. The Army Family Team Building Program: Facilitating a Transformative Learning Process--An Intrinsic Case Study (United States)

    Gall, Joseph A.


    This study sought to understand how the Army Family Team Building program influences self-reliance and self-sufficiency in Army spouses as they integrate into the Army community. The purpose of the Army Family Team Building program is to empower Army spouses with knowledge and skills, which foster well-being and improve quality of life. The…

  1. Breaking the Toxic Leadership Paradigm in the U.S. Army (United States)


    PARADIGM IN THE U.S. ARMY by Colonel Stephen A. Elle United States Army Dr. Richard M. Meinhart Project Adviser...Breaking the Toxic Leadership Paradigm in the U.S. Army by Colonel Stephen A. Elle United States Army United...States Army War College Class of 2012 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT: A Approved for Public Release Distribution is Unlimited This manuscript is

  2. Army Reserve Components: Improvements Needed to Data Quality and Management Procedures to Better Report Soldier Availability (United States)


    medical availability to deploy. All Army Medical Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) The management information system of...record for managing soldier training information. All Army Training Total Army Personnel Data Base- Reserve (TAPDB-R) The data system of record for...soldiers. Army National Guard Training, administrative, other Reserve Component Manpower System (RCMS) The data warehouse that provides decision

  3. 军人急性心理应激反应的影响因素研究%Study on influential factors on army men's acute psychological stress response during war

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    宁淑娥; 李成义; 孙月吉; 华龙


    目的 探讨战场应激源与战时急性心理应激反应之间存在的中介因素及其对军人战时心理应激反应的影响.方法 用心理测验法和试验法调查683名被试的心理中介因素和急性心理应激反应情况.结果 心理健康军人的应激反应总分[(59.21±5.42)分,(54.85±7.92)分,P=0.049]和情绪反应分量表[(17.21±1.36)分,(14.15±2.71)分,P=0.048]得分显著高于心理异常军人;心理健康并表现出积极心理应激反应军人的一些人格特征(H8、Pt、Sc、Si、Mas、Dy、Do、Re)明显比消极应激反应军人健全、消极应对(Nc)得分显著低于消极应激反应军人(t=2.148.P=0.035)、自我效能[(108.63±20.31)分,(94.65±17.10)分,P=0.001]和战争认知[(54.37±4.45)分,(50.95±6.06)分,P=0.005]显著高于消极应激反应军人;在影响急性应激反应诸因素中,人格的情绪稳定性(Pt、Mas)和战争认知进入回归方程.结论 证实了在战场应激源与急性应激心理反应之间存在心理健康、人格特征、自我效能、应对方式、战争认知5个中介因素,其中人格的情绪稳定性和战场认知是最核心的影响因素.%Objective To explore how many psychological mediators there were between war stressor and acute war stress response and how these mediators made an impact on acute war stress response.Methods Five mediators were assessed by relevant questionnaires,and acute stress psychological response was measured by means of designing an experiment in 683 freshmen of military colleges.Results Subjects with sound mental health had higher total stress response scale and emotion response subscale scores than ones with abnormal mental health(t=2.083,2.148)(P=0.049,0.048).Among mentally healthy subjects,ones with positive stress response had better personality features(especially in Hs,Pt,Sc,Si,Mas,Dy,Do,Re),and lower Nc scores(t=2.148,P=0.035),and also higher self-efficiency and war cognition scores(t=3.348,2.896)(P=0.001,0.005)than

  4. Ecological Security and Ecosystem Services in Response to Land Use Change in the Coastal Area of Jiangsu, China

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    Caiyao Xu


    Full Text Available Urbanization, and the resulting land use/cover change, is a primary cause of the degradation of coastal wetland ecosystems. Reclamation projects are seen as a way to strike a balance between socioeconomic development and maintenance of coastal ecosystems. Our aim was to understand the ecological changes to Jiangsu’s coastal wetland resulting from land use change since 1977 by using remote sensing and spatial analyses. The results indicate that: (1 The area of artificial land use expanded while natural land use was reduced, which emphasized an increase in production-orientated land uses at the expense of ecologically important wetlands; (2 It took 34 years for landscape ecological security and 39 years for ecosystem services to regain equilibrium. The coastal reclamation area would recover ecological equilibrium only after a minimum of 30 years; (3 The total ecosystem service value decreased significantly from $2.98 billion per year to $2.31 billion per year from 1977 to 2014. Food production was the only one ecosystem service function that consistently increased, mainly because of government policy; (4 The relationship between landscape ecological security and ecosystem services is complicated, mainly because of the scale effect of landscape ecology. Spatial analysis of changing gravity centers showed that landscape ecological security and ecosystem service quality became better in the north than the south over the study period.

  5. Not All Large Customers are Made Alike: Disaggregating Response toDefault-Service Day-Ahead Market Pricing

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    Hopper, Nicole; Goldman, Charles; Neenan, Bernie


    For decades, policymakers and program designers have gone onthe assumption that large customers, particularly industrial facilities,are the best candidates for realtime pricing (RTP). This assumption isbased partly on practical considerations (large customers can providepotentially large load reductions) but also on the premise thatbusinesses focused on production cost minimization are most likely toparticipate and respond to opportunities for bill savings. Yet fewstudies have examined the actual price response of large industrial andcommercial customers in a disaggregated fashion, nor have factors such asthe impacts of demand response (DR) enabling technologies, simultaneousemergency DR program participation and price response barriers been fullyelucidated. This second-phase case study of Niagara Mohawk PowerCorporation (NMPC)'s large customer RTP tariff addresses theseinformation needs. The results demonstrate the extreme diversity of largecustomers' response to hourly varying prices. While two-thirdsexhibitsome price response, about 20 percent of customers provide 75-80 percentof the aggregate load reductions. Manufacturing customers are mostprice-responsive as a group, followed by government/education customers,while other sectors are largely unresponsive. However, individualcustomer response varies widely. Currently, enabling technologies do notappear to enhance hourly price response; customers report using them forother purposes. The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)'semergency DR programs enhance price response, in part by signaling tocustomers that day-ahead prices are high. In sum, large customers docurrently provide moderate price response, but there is significant roomfor improvement through targeted programs that help customers develop andimplement automated load-response strategies.

  6. Influence of new military athletic footwear on the kinetics and kinematics of running in relation to army boots. (United States)

    Sinclair, Jonathan; Taylor, Paul J


    Musculoskeletal injuries in the lower extremities are common in military recruits. Army boots have frequently been cited as a potential mechanism behind these high injury rates. In response to this, the British Army introduced new footwear models, the PT-03 (cross-trainer) and PT1000 (running shoes), which are issued to each new recruit in an attempt to reduce the incidence of these injuries. The aim of the current investigation was to examine the kinetics and kinematic of the PT-03 and PT1000 footwear in relation to conventional army boots. Thirteen participants ran at 4.0 m·s in each footwear condition. Three-dimensional kinematics from the hip, knee, and ankle were measured using an 8-camera motion analysis system. In addition, simultaneous ground reaction forces were obtained. Kinetic parameters were obtained alongside joint kinematics and compared using repeated-measures analyses of variance. The kinetic analysis revealed that impact parameters were significantly greater when running in the army boot compared with the PT-03 and PT1000. The kinematic analysis indicated that, in comparison with the PT-03 and PT1000, running in army boots was associated with significantly greater eversion and tibial internal rotation. It was also found that when running in the PT-03 footwear, participants exhibited significantly greater hip adduction and knee abduction compared with the army boots and PT1000. The results of this study suggest that the army boots and PT-03 footwear are associated with kinetic and kinematic parameters that have been linked to the etiology of injury; thus, it is recommended that the PT1000 footwear be adopted for running exercises.

  7. 32 CFR 552.215 - Responsibilities. (United States)


    ... Demonstrations on the Installation of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland § 552.215 Responsibilities. (a) Director, Law Enforcement and Security, U.S. Army Garrison, Aberdeen Proving Ground, will furnish police...

  8. Research use and support needs, and research activity in social care: a cross-sectional survey in two councils with social services responsibilities in the UK. (United States)

    Cooke, Jo; Bacigalupo, Ruth; Halladay, Linsay; Norwood, Hayley


    The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of research activity, research use, research interests and research skills in the social care workforce in two UK councils with social service responsibilities (CSSRs). A cross-sectional survey was conducted of the social care workforce in two CSSRs (n = 1512) in 2005. The sample was identified in partnership with the councils, and included employees with professional qualifications (social workers and occupational therapists); staff who have a role to assess, plan and monitor care; service managers; commissioners of services; and those involved with social care policy, information management and training. The survey achieved a response rate of 24% (n = 368). The Internet was reported as an effective source of research information; conversely, research-based guidelines were reported to have a low impact on practice. Significant differences were found in research use, by work location, and postgraduate training. Most respondents saw research as useful for practice (69%), and wanted to collaborate in research (68%), but only 11% were planning to do research within the next 12 months. Having a master's degree was associated with a greater desire to lead or collaborate in research. A range of research training needs, and the preferred modes of delivery were identified. Support to increase research activity includes protected time and mentorship. The study concludes that a range of mechanisms to make research available for the social care workforce needs to be in place to support evidence-informed practice. Continual professional development to a postgraduate level supports the use and production of evidence in the social care workforce, and promotes the development of a research culture. The term research is used to include service user consultations, needs assessment and service evaluation. The findings highlight a relatively large body of the social care workforce willing to collaborate and conduct research

  9. Preliminary Assessment/Site Investigation: Tooele Army Depot, Utah. Volume 2. South Area (United States)


    Classification) Preliminary Assessment/Site Investigation, Toefle Army Depot., Utah; Volume ’fl-South Area Q2 PERSONAL AUTHOR(S) Andris Lapins CPG, Li 3a...Regulations CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act CES Civil Engineering Squadron CGW Chemistry Groundwater File CRL...area around s rEAD . 2-12 Low humidity is a characteristic of the valley climate and visibility is generally good. During winter months, however, storm

  10. Implementation of Prolonged Exposure in the Army: Is Consultation Necessary for Effective Dissemination? (United States)


    patient response to treatment 3) Higher provider self - efficacy and positive attitudes towards PE. BODY Between April 01 and July 01, 2013, Drs. Foa...ABSTRACT This study will examine how we can successfully disseminate and implement evidence based treatments for PTSD in the Army by comparing...hypothesize that compared to Standard training, the Extended PE training will lead to: 1) Greater frequency of PE delivery; 2) Higher provider self

  11. U.S. Army Medical Department Journal (April-June 2006) (United States)


    Surveillance and Response System (DoD-GEIS), for which the Army is also executive agent, oversees the conduct of focused, microbiological surveillance...2006 131 Colombia, Ecuador , El Salvador, Netherland Antilles, Antigua, Belize, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru (air, water...soil) Tradewinds 1999–2006 19 Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Ecuador , Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis (water, soil) Joint Task Force

  12. Climate Change and International Competition: the US Army in the Arctic Environment (United States)


    texts/unclos/closindx.htm. 42 Ibid. 43 Natalie Mychajlyszyn, “The Arctic: Geopolitical Issues,” October 24, 2008, Canadian Parliamentary Information...ensure the Army forces are prepared to prevent conflict, shape the security environment, and win wars.”112 Heeding the advice of Perkins, this section...senior Non Commissioned Officers can remain in a duty location longer and provide important advice , the commanding officer is ultimately responsible

  13. Predictors of Army National Guard and Reserve members' use of Veteran Health Administration health care after demobilizing from OEF/OIF deployment. (United States)

    Harris, Alex H S; Chen, Cheng; Mohr, Beth A; Adams, Rachel Sayko; Williams, Thomas V; Larson, Mary Jo


    This study described rates and predictors of Army National Guard and Army Reserve members' enrollment in and utilization of Veteran Health Administration (VHA) services in the 365 days following demobilization from an index deployment. We also explored regional and VHA facility variation in serving eligible members in their catchment areas. The sample included 125,434 Army National Guard and 48,423 Army Reserve members who demobilized after a deployment ending between FY 2008 and FY 2011. Demographic, geographic, deployment, and Military Health System eligibility were derived from Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and "Contingency Tracking System" data. The VHA National Patient Care Databases were used to ascertain VHA utilization and status (e.g., enrollee, TRICARE). Logistic regression models were used to evaluate predictors of VHA utilization as an enrollee in the year following demobilization. Of the study members demobilizing during the observation period, 56.9% of Army National Guard members and 45.7% of Army Reserve members utilized VHA as an enrollee within 12 months. Demographic, regional, health coverage, and deployment-related factors were associated with VHA enrollment and utilization, and significant variation by VHA facility was found. These findings can be useful in the design of specific outreach efforts to improve linkage from the Military Health System to the VHA.

  14. 12 CFR 25.24 - Service test. (United States)


    ... retail banking services and the extent and innovativeness of its community development services. (b) Area...; and (2) The innovativeness and responsiveness of community development services. (f)...

  15. 12 CFR 345.24 - Service test. (United States)


    ... extent and innovativeness of its community development services. (b) Area(s) benefited. Community... innovativeness and responsiveness of community development services. (f) Service performance rating. The...

  16. Changes in Children's Behavior and Costs for Service Use Associated with Parents' Response to Treatment for Dysthymia (United States)

    Byrne, Carolyn; Browne, Gina; Roberts, Jacqueline; Mills, Michael; Bell, Barbara; Gafni, Amiram; Jamieson, Ellen; Webb, Michelle


    Objective: This study examined differences in children's behavior and expenditures for health and social services used when their parents with dysthymia did or did not respond to antidepressant therapy. Method: Children ages 4 to 16 years of consenting parents enrolled in a treatment trial for dysthymia who did and did not respond to treatment…

  17. Recognition, Responsibility, and Risk: Pre-Service Teachers' Framing and Reframing of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Social Justice Issues (United States)

    Schmidt, Sandra J.; Chang, Shih-pei; Carolan-Silva, Aliah; Lockhart, John; Anagnostopoulos, Dorothea


    This paper presumes teachers play crucial roles in making more just societies and teacher educators must decide how they will participate in and/or shape a global dialog about LGB rights with pre-service teachers. This paper utilizes Fraser's theory of justice to consider curricular change. It examines the values and experiences pre-service…

  18. "Reforms Looked Really Good on Paper": Rural Food Service Responses to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (United States)

    Cornish, Disa; Askelson, Natoshia; Golembiewski, Elizabeth


    Background: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHKA) required schools to make changes to meals provided to children. Rural school districts have limited resources, with increased obesity rates and local food insecurity. In this study we sought to understand the perceptions of rural food service directors and the barriers to implementing…

  19. Using enhanced and integrated services to improve response to standard methadone treatment: changing the clinical infrastructure of treatment networks. (United States)

    Neufeld, Karin; Kidorf, Michael; King, Van; Stoller, Ken; Clark, Michael; Peirce, Jessica; Brooner, Robert K


    Outcomes are presented from opioid-dependent outpatients (N = 81) participating in a new community-based initiative designed to improve access to enhanced substance abuse and psychiatric services in a publicly supported methadone maintenance treatment network in Baltimore, MD. The initiative, entitled Community Access to Specialized Treatment (CAST), is located at the Addiction Treatment Services, a program within this network. Network programs referred patients engaged in unremitting drug use who are at risk for discharge to CAST, where they received methadone substitution, individual and group counseling within an adaptive platform, behavioral contingencies to reinforce adherence, and on-site psychiatric evaluation and care. Patients returned to their referring program after producing at least two consecutive weeks of drug-negative urine samples and full counseling adherence. CAST was well utilized by the community. Patients had high rates of adherence to scheduled individual and group counseling services (93% and 73%, respectively); 43% of referrals successfully completed the program in an average of 101 days. This community-wide service delivery approach is a novel alternative to integrating intensive substance abuse and psychiatric care at each program within a treatment network.

  20. Positive Criminology and Rethinking the Response to Adolescent Addiction: Evidence on the Role of Social Support, Religiosity, and Service to Others (United States)

    Johnson, Byron R.; Lee, Matthew T.; Pagano, Maria E.; Post, Stephen G.


    Adolescent addiction has emerged as a major public health problem. The greatest increase in alcohol and other drug use disorders can be found among youth. Concurrently, technological advances in policing coupled with aggressive prosecuting and sentencing practices have contributed to the growth of America’s correctional system. The assertive response of policing, courts, and corrections, however, have not prevented the dramatic rise of adolescent addiction. Unfortunately, there is no national data tracking addicted youth in the criminal justice system to evaluate what works when it comes to youth with addiction. This article reviews justice system responses to adolescent offenders with addiction, and promising approaches engaging juveniles in programmatic components of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). This study highlights the role of spirituality, service to others, and social support in maintaining sobriety, reducing arrests, and lowering recidivism for adolescents court-referred to treatment. Recommendations for improving the response to adolescent offenders with addiction are offered. PMID:28090237

  1. The Army and Team Learning (United States)


    Fishkill) 5 1 2 1 1 COL Saul Mentorship Article 1 Letter USMA app request 4 1 1 1 1 1LT letter on NG AFATDS fielding 1 Letter response to Chief...Leaders Learn. San Francisco: Jossey Bass /Pfeiffer, 2000. Herman, Ellen. Team Learning: Literature Review. Boston: Boston University School of

  2. Automation impact study of Army Training Management

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    Sanquist, T.F.; Schuller, C.R.; McCallum, M.C.; Underwood, J.A.; Bettin, P.J.; King, J.L.; Melber, B.D.; Hostick, C.J.; Seaver, D.A.


    The main objectives of this impact study were to identify the potential cost savings associated with automated Army Training Management (TM), and to perform a cost-benefit analysis for an Army-wide automated TM system. A subsidiary goal was to establish baseline data for an independent evaluation of a prototype Integrated Training Management System (ITMS), to be tested in the fall of 1988. A structured analysis of TM doctrine was performed for comparison with empirical data gathered in a job analysis survey of selected units of the 9ID (MTZ) at Ft. Lewis, Washington. These observations will be extended to other units in subsequent surveys. The survey data concerning staffing levels and amount of labor expended on eight distinct TM tasks were analyzed in a cost effectiveness model. The main results of the surveys and cost effectiveness modelling are summarized. 18 figs., 47 tabs.

  3. Making Weapons for the Terracotta Army

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    Marcos Martinón-Torres


    Full Text Available The Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of China is one of the most emblematic archaeological sites in the world. Many questions remain about the logistics of technology, standardisation and labour organisation behind the creation of such a colossal construction in just a few decades over 2,000 years ago. An ongoing research project co-ordinated between the UCL Institute of Archaeology and the Emperor Qin Shihang's Terracotta Army Museum is beginning to address some of these questions. This paper outlines some results of the typological, metric, microscopic, chemical and spatial analyses of the 40,000 bronze weapons recovered with the Terracotta Warriors. Thanks to a holistic approach developed specifically for this project, it is possible to reveal remarkable aspects of the organisation of the Qin workforce in production cells, of the standardisation, efficiency and quality-control procedures employed, and of the sophisticated technical knowledge of the weapon-makers.

  4. Brigadier General James Stevens Simmons (1890-1954), Medical Corps, United States Army: a career in preventive medicine. (United States)

    Marble, Sanders


    James Simmons began his career in the US Army as a laboratory officer and his assignments progressed into tropical medicine research. His interests and work evolved into preventive medicine (PM, as the Army termed public health), and he took both a PhD and a Doctorate in Public Health. As the Army's leading PM officer he was appointed head of PM in 1940 and guided the Army's PM effort through World War II. His responsibility ran from gas masks through healthy nutrition and occupational health to an enormous variety of diseases; by the war's end, the breadth and importance of PM was reflected in the Preventive Medicine Division, having fully one-sixth of all military personnel at the Surgeon General's Office. Simmons used his strong professional credentials to tap into civilian medicine for expertise the Army lacked and he established organizations that survive to this day. After retirement, he sought to expand the field of public health and raise another generation of public health physicians.

  5. "From your own thinking you can't help us": intercultural collaboration to address inequities in services for Indigenous Australians in response to the World Report on Disability. (United States)

    Lowell, Anne


    Inequity in service provision for Indigenous Australians with communication disability is an issue requiring urgent attention. In the lead article, Wylie, McAllister, Davidson, and Marshall (2013) note that, even in the relatively affluent Minority World, including Australia, equity in service provision for people with communication disability has not been achieved. In remote communities in the Northern Territory (NT) almost all residents speak a language other than English as their primary language. However, there are no speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the NT who speak an Indigenous language or who share their cultural background. Specific data on the prevalence of communication disability in this population are unavailable due to a range of factors. The disability data that are available, for example, demonstrating the high level of conductive hearing loss, indicates that the risk of communication disability in this population is particularly high. Change is urgently needed to address current inequities in both availability of, and access to, culturally responsive services for Indigenous people with communication disability. Such change must engage Indigenous people in a collaborative process that recognizes their expertise in identifying both their needs and the most effective form of response to these needs.

  6. Developing Adaptive Junior Leaders in the Army Nurse Corps (United States)


    of the Army 2007a; Department of the Army 2007c; Wardynski, Lyle, and Colarusso 2009). The operational assignment may be the most important of the...professors and retired Army officers, Casey Wardynski, David Lyle, and Michael Colarusso , “Adaptability is the ability to develop mental acuity and...The benefit to adaptability, according to Wardynski, Lyle, and Colarusso , is that “The more adaptable [one becomes], the more rapidly one achieves

  7. Know Before You Go: Improving Army Officer Sociocultural Knowledge (United States)


    by Lieutenant Colonel James C. Laughrey United States Army Dr. Richard Meinhart Project Adviser This SRP is...St ra te gy R es ea rc h Pr oj ec t KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: IMPROVING ARMY OFFICER SOCIOCULTURAL KNOWLEDGE BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL JAMES C...LAUGHREY United States Army DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for Public Release. Distribution is Unlimited. USAWC CLASS OF 2008 This SRP is

  8. Professionalism and Leadership in the Army Medical Department (United States)


    Colonel Daniel F . Perugini U. S. Army Faculty Research Advisor Dr. John E. Bokel Dut&~Unaz~i :.4l The Industrial College of the Armed Forces National...profession, from patient care to command. Daniel F . Perugini 1992 Executive Research Project RS 3f Professionalism and Leadership in the Army Medical...Department Colonel Daniel F . Perugini U. S. Army Faculty Research Advisor Dr. John E. Bokel 4- I-orce 4Ls • ..... ’ /or The Industrial College of the Armed

  9. A Review of the Army’s Modular Force Structure (United States)


    and coordinating the schedules of busy Army stakeholders . Rickey Smith, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Army Capabilities Integration Center...and Terry Pudas at the National Defense University for their thorough reviews of this report and for their thoughtful sug- gestions , which were...formations found in the pages of the docu- ments cited in the bibliography. The project also hosted interim reviews with stakeholders from the Office of

  10. Technology and the Era of the Mass Army


    Massimiliano Gaetano Onorato; Kenneth Scheve; David Stasavage


    We investigate how technology has influenced the size of armies. During the nineteenth century the development of the railroad made it possible to field and support mass armies, significantly increasing the observed size of military forces. During the late twentieth century further advances in technology made it possible to deliver explosive force from a distance and with precision, making mass armies less desirable. We find strong support for our technological account using a new data set co...

  11. [The army nurse, from hospital to overseas operations]. (United States)

    Guérot, Françoise; Saliou, Henri; Lefort, Hugues; De Rudnickl, Stéphane


    Assigned to French army teaching hospitals, the army nurse can be deployed on overseas operations in support of the armed forces. Experience in the treatment of casualties in life-threatening emergencies is essential, as is the ability to adapt and react. Designated on a voluntary basis, after some two years of working in an army teaching hospital, the hospital nurse receives training in the specificities of the theatre of deployment.

  12. Global Demands: Limited Forces. US Army Deployment (United States)


    space lot tirve. hence a rlassical moble defense is !uled out. in Eur ope, one finds not only a lack of geostrategic depth but also an understandable...fuel and ammunition require- ments, putting greater reliance on technology ; Clausewitz-like "friction" always diminishes expected performance...34 Moreover, as General Donald R. Keith has said, " Technology won’t save us if we don’t field it." 18 One serious drain on Army resources is POMCUS-prepo

  13. Electronic Warfare in Army Models - A Survey. (United States)



  14. Army Air and Missile Defense. Future Challenges (United States)


    Peace/ Colombia Scenario " Features of this Future "* Spread of democracy eliminates risk of wars "* EU, China, Japan economic, but not political, U.S...multinational effort to restore order to Bogota, Colombia , led by the U.S. Army. This would follow extensive and debilitating urban conflict between...Egypt Civil War Scenario . Features of this Future "* Nation-states destroyed in several regions by overpopulation , environmental degradation, ethnic

  15. Army Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Investment Strategy (United States)


    with a substantial force multiplier by enabling preconfigured loads to be positioned on demountable cargo beds (flat racks ) that allow for increased...International Organization for Standardization (ISO) containers without flat racks . • Modernize Container Handling Units (CHU) with new The standard CHU utilized on the HEMTT does not have an on board stowage capability. As HEMTT M1120s are cycled through the Recap 20 The Army

  16. Economic Value of Army Foreign Military Sales (United States)


    are realized are program budgets necessarily reduce in future years? The government needs to determine which DOD organizations are value added for...SPONSORED REPORT SERIES Economic Value of Army Foreign Military Sales December 2015 MAJ James P. Allen, USA MAJ Scott A. Bailey, USA CPT...and public value . Once the cases were analyzed and compared against each other, advantages or trends in cost savings, cost avoidance, and public value

  17. Army Reserve Capabilities-Based Prioritization Study (United States)


    journal databases such as JSTOR , ABI Inform, Proquest, and Emerald; syllabi for courses in strategic management and planning at Harvard, MIT, Wharton, and...methodology for prioritization. • Secure, database repository of appropriate bins, criteria or metrics for prioritization. • Reproducible...Prioritization PPBC/SRG Initial POM Database turned over to Army Budget TGM Issued ARB Final POM/BES Decisions Price/Rate Changes Other Fact-of-Life Changes

  18. Army Communicator. Volume 34, Number 3, 2009 (United States)


    place, SGT Tonya Robertson. Read their winning essays in this issue of the Army Communicator. Here are some important questions and the relevant...negotiated the Ranger water con- fidence test and slide for life apparatus at Hurley Hill. Next the competitors were flown by UH-60 to Engineer’s Land... Tonya Y. Robertson Every day as an NCO provides me many occasions for jubilation. There are no lost moments or ac- complishments too small for a

  19. Army Aviation Operations in the Pacific Theater (United States)


    on any part of Libyan territory.”31 The deteriorating situation in the city of Benghazi triggered the first air action of the campaign as the French ...Gadhafi’s forces. Attack helicopters also had a role in the campaign with the British Army fielding the AH-64 Apache and the French providing their...number of armed vehicles, displaying the flexibility of helicopter operations in this particular theatre .36 A total of 22 Apache missions (49 combat

  20. US Army Medical Research and Development Report. (United States)


    findings in this report are not to be construed as an official Department of the Army position unless so designated by other authorized documents...characteristics. ACHIEVEMENTS: A commercial dental X-ray film processor unit devel- oped and marketed by the Air Techniques Inc. Company of New Hyde Park, NY, was...has been designed which will increase the usefulness of the standard r. ubered containers. Prototypes will be procured during 2nd Quarter FY80. 83 D

  1. Women in the Army Policy Review (United States)


    chondromalacia of the perfornmance-limiting conditions thait *eiulted from an 8-1%eek patella (21). hip or neck of femur stress fracture (20). the Chondromalacia of patella 21 10 Hip or neck or femur stress fracture 20 9 apparent lack of heel stability inherent in ;he Army boot used Ankle...of the patella a miaieary training program on males and females Aveat Space wert also reported. Environ Afed 30: 562-566. 1979 Although the

  2. Getting It Right: Revamping Army Talent Management (United States)


    forced managers to identify their top, average, and least effective employees in their Session C reviews. Rewards went to the top performers while...Pages Proof of Concept Pilot Report: Using Regulated Market Mechanisms to Manage Officer Talent,” Appendix 3: Talent Supply (Officers). 83 Ibid...Manpower Analysis (OEMA). “Army Green Pages Proof of Concept Pilot Report: Using Regulated Market Mechanisms to Manage Officer Talent.” December 15

  3. The United States Army 1996 Modernization Plan. (United States)


    Targeting-Air, Bi -static Radar for Weapons Location, Combined Arms Command and Control, Battlefield Combat Identification, The Army Combined Arms Weapon...Suppression system (BASS) and the Small Arms Protection system ( SAPS ), reducing weight of the removable armor paneling while providing improved...weapons. The effectiveness of biological warfare ( BW ) agents can now be enhanced through advanced biotechnology. Viruses may be made resistant to

  4. 78 FR 55065 - Meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) (United States)


    ... will also receive an update briefing on the Sexual Harassment Prevention Program, and a briefing on the Army's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) Program. Additionally, the Committee...--Sexual Harassment Prevention Program Update --Briefing--Army Sexual Harassment and Assault...

  5. Interview with Susan Morrisey Livingstone, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Logistics and Environment (United States)


    US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center - The Army Environmental History Project Interview with Susan Morrisey...The Army Environmental History Project ERDC/CERL M-07-1 March 2007 Interview with Susan Morrisey Livingstone, Assistant Secretary of the Army for...Environmental Quality," Work Item 6HF9K5, "The Army Environmental History Project." The technical monitor was John J. Fittipaldi, Army Environmental

  6. How the Army Runs: A Senior Leader Reference Handbook, 2011-2012 (United States)


    242- Email Address 1 Introduction Dr Richard Meinhart 4797 Richard.Meinhart 2 Integration of the Army Organizational Life Cycle...Joint and Army Force Planning Dr Richard Meinhart 4797 Richard.Meinhart 5 Army Force Development Prof Ed Filiberti 3715 Edward.Filiberti 6 Planning...U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA 17013 How the Army Runs A Senior Leader Reference Handbook 2011–2012 Report Documentation Page Form ApprovedOMB

  7. Porridge and peas: C. Stanton Hicks and Australian army rations. (United States)

    Collingham, Lizzie


    In 1942 Australian troops came back from fighting the Japanese in New Guinea exhausted and malnourished. The army rations of bully beef and biscuits were insufficiently rich in vitamins to sustain men in combat in tropical conditions. The nutritionist C. Stanton Hicks was one of a vast army of scientists who worked behind the scenes to maximize the war effort. He made it his mission to improve the army diet. He set up the Australian Army Catering Corps, invented combat ration packs and tried to introduce vitamin-rich foods into the soldiers' diet. Two of his more idiosyncratic innovations were wheat porridge and Tasmanian blue peas.

  8. Battling Bullying in the British Army 1987 – 2004

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    James K. Wither


    Full Text Available This article explores the attempts by the UK MOD to eradicate bullying in the British Army. Although British recruits are not confronted by mistreatment that compares with the phenomenon of dedovshchina, the Army has struggled to eliminate incidents of bullying from the ranks, which have tarnished the image of the British Army. The article examines the nature and extent of the problem, the efficacy of official policy to combat it, and suggests reasons why bullying persists even in a long- standing professional army. It also seeks to provide instructive insights for those militaries of the successor states of the Soviet Union that are currently blighted by dedovshchina.

  9. Army Air and Missile Defense Network Design Facility (AAMDNDF) (United States)

    Federal Laboratory Consortium — This facility provides JTIDS network designs and platform initialization load files for all Joint and Army-only tests, exercises, operations, and contingency events...

  10. Quality standards and quality of transport services

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    Ljubislav T. Vasin


    Full Text Available The paper points out to the contribution of quality standard application in all areas of human life. The detailed explanations of terms quality, product and service are given as well. Considering the fact that a result of the transportation activity is a change of the product location - transportation, the paper gives special attention to the service. A focus is also on the term transportation service, as well as the parameters of quality of transportation for passenger and cargo transportation service. In the closing section, the application of quality standards in the Serbian Army will be briefly discussed.

  11. Prepare the Army for War. A Historical Overview of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, 1973 - 1993 (United States)


    system conceived to replace the Hawk and Nike -Hercules, which was oue of the earlier-mentioned five key dev,;lopment programs, was designated the... Nike -Hercules. Designated the Patriot, the system achieved dramatic results against Iraqi Scud missiles during Operation Desert Storm. 11 (1) Army...4-11. Romjue, John L. The Army of Excellence: The Development of the 1980s Army. TRADOC Historical Monograph Series. Office of the Command Historia

  12. America’s Army: Our Families Give Us Strength. Fiscal Year 2010 United States Army Annual Financial Report (United States)


    States Army Annual Financial Report The Army GF recognizes excess, obsolete, and unserviceable OM&S at a net realizable value of $0 pending...been addressed, to include logistics interfaces. The Army WCF recognizes excess, obsolete, and unserviceable inventory at net realizable value of $0...27,818,640 $ (4,654,388) $ 23,164,252 Legend for Valuation Methods: LAC = Latest Acquisition Cost NRV = Net Realizable Value SP = Standard Price LCM

  13. Building Effective Responses: An Independent Review of Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Services in Wales


    Berry, Vashti Louise; Stanley, Nicky; Radford, Lorraine; McCarry, Melanie; Larkins, Cath


    Independent researchers from the Connect Centre for International Research on Interpersonal Violence based in the School of Social Work at the University of Central Lancashire were commissioned by the Welsh Government in 2013 to conduct research into violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence services in Wales. The research aimed to inform the forthcoming Ending Violence Against Women and Domestic Abuse (Wales) Bill, implementation of the legislation and future policy more gen...

  14. Veterinary Disaster Response at the National Level (United States)


    by Colonel Kathleen Miller United States Army Rear Admiral Ann Knebel Department of Health and Human Services Project Adviser Colonel Bob Driscoll...Daley, et al, “Applied Public Health Teams of the U.S. Public Health Service,” Dylan V. Shope, "Peace Forces," briefing slides, Association of

  15. ISO New England: Results of Ancillary Service Pilot Programs, Alternative Technology Regulation Pilot Program and Demand Response Reserves Pilot Program

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    Lowell, Jon [ISO New England, Holyoke, MA (United States); Yoshimura, Henry [ISO New England, Holyoke, MA (United States)


    This PowerPoint presentation compares performance of pilot program assets and generation resources in alternative technology regulation and demand response reserves for flywheels and residential electric thermal storage.

  16. The role of the US Army Veterinary Corps in military family pet health. (United States)

    Vincent-Johnson, Nancy A


    Even though privately-owned pet care is a lower priority mission than military working dog care, food inspection,and the public health mission, it is still very important,and the one that many Veterinary Corps officers, civil-ian veterinarians, and technicians enjoy the most. The vast majority of veterinarians and technicians went into veterinary medicine because of a love for animals. It is fulfilling to offer guidance to a client with a new puppy or kitten, see a sick pet improve after treatment, and interact with dozens of animals and clients in a day. The services provided by the Army Veterinary Corps in car-ing for pets has expanded over the years and the standard of care has improved as well. It is truly a privilege to serve those who dedicate themselves to the protection of our Nation. The Army Veterinary Corps is indeed proud to provide care to the pets of Warfighters of the Army,Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard; their family members; and our military retirees.

  17. ‘Giving the dope’: Australian Army Nurse Anaesthetists during World War I

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    Dr. Kirsty Harris


    Full Text Available More than 2500 trained Australian army nurses served overseas during World War I. Many were called upon to act outside their normal nursing practice and one new area was that of anaesthetics. Due to a lack of medical officers in the latter part of the war, a number of Australian theatre sisters trained and worked as nurse anaesthetists in Casualty Clearing Stations in France. The British Army provided three months’ training for Australian, British and New Zealand nurses in the use of chloroform and ether. Australian nurses were enthusiastic volunteers as trained nurses at home had already carved out a small but unofficial place for the profession in this role. In addition, Canadian and American army and civil nurses were already trained and used as nurse anaesthetists. While nurses were successfully used without recorded incident, at the end of the first training course, the Director General of Medical Services, Australian Imperial Force, decreed that the nurses would not be further trained or used. This was out of step with the other countries participating, and this paper examines some possible reasons for the change of heart.

  18. Service refinement

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    HE JiFeng


    This paper presents a refinement calculus for service components. We model the behaviour of individual service by a guarded design, which enables one to separate the responsibility of clients from the commitment made by the system, and to iden-tify a component by a set of failures and divergences. Protocols are introduced to coordinate the interactions between a component with the external environment. We adopt the notion of process refinement to formalize the substitutivity of components, and provide a complete proof method based on the notion of simulations.

  19. U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) - A Historical Perspective to Identifying and Understanding Stakeholder Relationships (United States)


    U.S. Army War College Research Project on UAVs: The Ryan Model 147 “Lightning Bug” UAV was born, successfully completing testing in 1962. By 1964...they believe they are being mistreated . Next to customers, suppliers are next in importance as an organization depends upon them for goods and service...soldiers, marines and foreign military students annually with over 125,000 square feet of training space, four hangars and three runways. Programs of

  20. A quantification of the physiological demands of the army emergency responder in the Australian army. (United States)

    Tofari, Paul J; Laing Treloar, Alison K; Silk, Aaron J


    The Australian Defence Force is reviewing the physical demands of all employment categories in the Australian Army to establish valid and legally defensible assessments. The current assessments, performed in physical training attire, are not specific to job demands. Moreover, the fitness standards decrease based on age and are lower for females, and as job requirements are constant, these assessments are counterintuitive. With regard to the Army Emergency Responder employment category, tasks of physical demand in the present study were selected through consultation with subject-matter experts. Participants consisted of 10 qualified Army Emergency Responder soldiers and three noncareer firefighters under instruction. Real-life firefighting scenarios were witnessed by researchers and helped form task simulations allowing measurement of heart rate and oxygen consumption. Peak oxygen consumption ranged from 21.8 ± 3.8 to 40.0 ± 3.4 mL kg(-1) min(-1) during cutting activities and a search and rescue task, respectively, representing values similar to or higher than the current entry standards. Manual handling tasks were also assessed, with the heaviest measured being two soldiers lifting a 37.7-kg Utility Trunk to 150 cm. The findings provide a quantitative assessment of the physiological demands of Army Emergency Responders, and highlight the need for change in current fitness assessments.