Case Study: Leadership Development of the United States Army

In 2006, the United States Army completed a study called the “Review of Education, Training, and Assignments for Leaders (RETAL)”.  The RETAL study concluded that Soldiers needed additional guidance in their leadership development and career management. Furthermore it also determined their Leaders did not have the tools available to make sound career and training recommendations to their subordinates.  IBM responded to this challenge by developing a one-stop portal solution for Soldiers so they could collaboratively manage their education, training, assignments data and transactions with their supervisors. This resulted in dashboards for Enlisted Soldiers and their Leaders, a personalized professional development model, a lifelong learning transcript and intelligent search tools for Army courses as well as Army positions.  This session will reveal how the Army was able to achieve this tremendous success in a short amount of time and supply these critical tools to (at latest count) over 31,000 Soldiers.

Presented by

Maria-Paz Barrientos

Partner & Practice Area Leader for Human Capital Management, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)

Ron Sticinski

IBM Project Manager, Army Career Tracker