July 24, 2024
Talent management is simple. All that is necessary is to match the many people in any particular rank and specialty who are moving at a given time to the right job that matches talent, enables professional growth, meets personal and family needs, and maximizes unit effectiveness and efficiency. Maybe it is not so simple after all. Sarah Kaiser and Jacy Park join host Lou Yuengert to discuss the results of their research on talent management in the Army and larger Department of Defense (DoD). Sarah researched the DoD Career Intermission Program (CIP), of which she is also a participant. Jacy examined the Army's current talent management efforts. They share their findings with Lou and highlight the successes and shortcomings of both efforts with recommendations for improvement. Listen in to their conversation in the next installment of our How Should the Army Run (HSTAR) series.

Talent management is simple. All that is necessary is to match the many people in any particular rank and specialty who are moving at a given time to the right job that matches talent, enables professional growth, meets personal and family needs, and maximizes unit effectiveness and efficiency. Maybe it is not so simple after all. Sarah Kaiser and Jacy Park join host Lou Yuengert to discuss the results of their research on talent management in the Army and larger Department of Defense (DoD). Sarah researched the DoD Career Intermission Program (CIP), of which she is also a participant. Jacy examined the Army’s current talent management efforts. They share their findings with Lou and highlight the successes and shortcomings of both efforts with recommendations for improvement. Listen in to their conversation in the next installment of our How Should the Army Run (HSTAR) series.

I redirected my effort to identifying the gaps between the strategy and its implementation and of course what impact they had on the Army’s talent management initiative as a whole

Sarah Kaiser is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. She was commissioned in 2002 and gained extensive experience as a pilot, flying various aircraft including the KC-10 tanker, gliders, and the C-208 trainer as an Air Advisor in Afghanistan. She will take command of the Expeditionary Operations School at the Expeditionary Center located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Lt Col Kaiser is a graduate of the AY24 Resident Course at the U.S. Army War College.

Jacy Park is a colonel and Chemical Officer in the U.S. Army. She enlisted in the Army in 1997 and served as the 75H, Personnel Specialist for 9th Replacement Company, Bothell, WA until she received her commission in 2001 from University of Washington. COL Park served as the Battalion Commander for 22d Chemical Battalion, Fort Bliss, TX and was selected for joint assignment as the Senior CWMD Planner for Combined Forces Command (CFC), Korea. Prior to attending the War College, COL Park served as the Chief, CWMD Joint Interagency Coordination Group (CJIACG-K), U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), Combined Forces Command (CFC), United Nations Command (UNC). She is a graduate of the AY24 Resident Course at the U.S. Army War College.

Louis Yuengert is the Professor of Defense Leadership and Enterprise Management in the Department of Command, Leadership, and Management at the U.S. Army War College. He is a former course director for the Defense Management core course and he teaches with the Carlisle Scholars Program, a special program.

The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense.

Photo Description: The Soldiers of the 445th Quartermaster Company stand in formation as they feel a sense of accomplishment after reenlisting in the U.S Army.

Photo Credit:  Maj. Damien Riggins

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