Appendix B:  Survey Results

 

1.  Branch of Service:                           Army                      22                           

                                                                Navy                      0

                                                                Air Force               8

                                                                Marines 9

                                                                Coast Guard          0

                                                                Total                       39

 

2.  Pay Grade:                                        E1-E4                      0

                                                                E-5 +                       14

                                                                WO                         0

                                                                GS                           8

                                                                O1-O4                     14

                                                                O5 +                        3

                                                                Contract 0

                                                                Total                       39

 

3.  Decision Maker:                              Yes                         33

                                                                No                           5

 

4.  Decision Making Sources:                                                                                            Average                 Rank

 

Military Regulations                                 4                            3

                                                                                Military Publications                                5                            5

                                                                                Outside Agencies                                     6                            6

                                                                                Othersí Experience                                    3                           2

                                                                                PA Websites                                             6                            6

                                                                                PA Forums                                                 7                            8

                                                                                Personal Experience                                  2                            1

                                                                                PA Publications                                       4                            3

                                                                                Other                                                           7                            8

 

      Other Sources Used:                                                                                                     Frequency

    

Previous Successful Documents                               1

                                                                Commanderís Guidance                                              2

                                                                Internet                                                                          1

                                                                Common Sense                                                             1

                                                                Facts about the Issue                                                  1

                                                                Commercial Public Relations Agencies                    1

 

5.  Shares Information with Other Commands:                Yes         32

                                                                                                No           7

 

6.  Shares Information with Other Services:                     Yes         25

                                                                                                No           14

 

7.  How Sharing is Accomplished:                                                    Average                 Rank

 

Telephone                   2                            1

                                                                                E-Mail                          2                            1

                                                                                In Person                     2                            1

                                                                                PA Forums                  4                            4

                                                                                PA Websites              5                            5

                                                                                Other                            5                            5

 

     Other Methods for Sharing:                                                                          Frequency

Army Knowledge Online             1

                                                                                Situation Reports                          1

                                                                                Mail                                                 1

 

8.  Know What Capstone Projects Are:           Yes         15

                                                                                No           24

 

9.  Have Used Capstone Projects:                     Yes         2

                                                                                No           12

 

10. Capstone Projects Were Helpful:                Yes         1

                                                                                No           1

 

11.  Capstone Strengths and Weaknesses:

 

       Strengths:  None cited.

 

       Weaknesses:                                                                                                 Frequency

 

Ideas are not fully developed.  Just a beginning.                  1

                                Too theoretical and void of practical application.                 1

 

12.  Knowledge-based Website Would Be Helpful:       Yes         32

                                                                                                No           6

 

13.  Desired Resources:                                                                                                       Frequency            

 

                                                After Action Reports/Lessons Learned                                  13

                                                Website with shared information                                               5

Easy access to all DoD/service PA regulations                       3

                                               Access to previous PA plans                                                      3

More training on policy and regulations                                  2

                                                Commanderís policy dissemination                                           2

                                                List of military-related reporters                                                 1

                                                Worldwide directory of all PAOs                                               1

                                                Do not need Ė already have good bank of information          1

                                                PA case studies                                                                            1

                                                Influence diagrams and decision trees                                      1    

 

14.  How PA Knowledge Can Best Be Shared Among the Services:                           Frequency

 

                                                Website with shared information                                             12

DoD level PA conferences                                                        11

Use of joint PA organizations or portal                                    7

                                                Share PA procedures and policies among services               3

                                                Exchange of personal experiences                                            2 

                                                Weekly PA newspaper                                                               1

                                                Joint PA directory                                                                        1

                                                Formalized joint processes and procedures                            1

                                                Database of what has been done                                              1