Hr Role In The Military

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“The Human Resources Research Organization, established by the Army in July 1951 focused on human factors research on training, training devices, motivation, and leadership” (Schrader, 2008). The organization goes hand and hand with behavioral health as the HR functions effect Soldiers mental well-being (Schrader, 2008). Soldiers with personal unresolved issues will be ineffective to the military. “HR support includes all activities and functions executed within the Army Personnel Life Cycle Model (Acquire, Develop, Distribute, Structure, Deploy, Compensate, Transition, and Sustain) to man the force and provide personnel support and services to Soldiers, their Families, DoD civilians, and contractors” (Headquarters Department of the Army, …show more content…
HR uses a variety of systems that support the military’s standard and tradition. Among the array of HR responsibilities is communication. HR communicates changes in the military down to the lowest level, ensuring all Soldiers carry out the guidance of the appointed officials. A HR professional is a leader that is skilled and trusted with a good character and knows their duties: charged with the responsibility of manning the force (Headquarters Department of the Army, 2010). An Army leader makes a highly moral discretionary judgement (Dempsey, 2010). Manning the force requires HR professionals (leaders) to make sound decisions every day.
Identifying and managing people and their appropriate skill sets, opportunities for assignments, and specialized training to get folks to the right place at the right time. Like other military arts and sciences, the Army’s human resource management doctrine acts as a guide rather than a fixed set of rules. Professional growth of the organization sprouts from how well leaders use doctrine to make organizational, training, personal development, and material decisions (Bennett,
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Changes involve a new and advance thought process. These processes effect and determine the military’s technical and tactical approach to situations. The procedures are established by leaders for execution (Dempsey, 2010). HR professionals will ensure procedures are disseminated to all personnel at tactical, operational, and strategic levels (Headquarters Department of the Army, 2010). HR management is an important piece to the profession of arms as it is a channel for information and support for easier accessibility. In the last two decades the world has increasingly relied on technologies to gain expedient and efficient results. The military has transitioned with the times to become more technological. HR management has been directly impacted by the technologies the military has established in becoming up to par with the technical era. HR support processes and records are primarily kept digital. The digital method is not always familiar to other non-HR professionals. Therefore, it is the duty of a HR professional to train Soldiers to utilize the systems the military has introduced (i.e. ACT sponsorship program

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