Direction for the Future Army
Cultivate Elite Manpower for a state-of-the-art, information and technology-oriented force in the future
Increase the ratio of cadre, military employed civilians and women in the Army.
By increasing the percentage of active duty cadre, the personnel structure will effectively utilize the high technology future force.Non-combat sectors will have more civilians and women to ensure continuity and expertise.
Develop the personnel recruiting system for acquiring elite service members.
For the cadre, the recruiting process and service system will establish goal in specific fields of expertise seeking to increase the number of personnel with mid and long-term service.
A simplified and restructured rank system will stabilize the human resource supply while more use of volunteers will provide more enlisted men with greater expertise. In addition more experts will be available when more positions become open to civilians.
Develop training/education courses for the cadre.
To ensure operating advanced future weapon systems efficiently, the Army will expand the professional training opportunities at home and abroad. Exchange programs with civilian universities such as sharing academic credits and professors will maximize the effectiveness of specialized education. The Army provides various kinds of training and other educational opportunities will help officers to improve their knowledge in various fields.
The human resource management system for the future battlefield environment.
The human resource management for officers will be developed into a system with two different tracks: Some officers will have and integrated knowledge of general fields, while other officers will have expertise in specific domain. Their careers will be managed continuously to utilize their knowledge and skills in the long term. Early promotion of elite personnel will provide motivation and the extension of terms of service in each rank that could ensure job stability. An open-based evaluation report and the improvement of the personnel verification system will guarantee the transparency and impartiality of human resource management. The increased number of Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) will require human resource management for NCOs to be as systematic as that of commissioned officers. RFT(Refresher Training) will be reorganized to enhance job performance by adjusting branches, groups, and MDS (Military occupational Specialty).