I contend that the Army does not evaluate leadership. The Army does want the best leaders. The Army recognizes the relevance and need for leadership. The Army describes and gives the tools for leadership development. The Army evaluates performance and effectiveness of those in leadership positions. The OER and NCOER mention leadership but what is actually written concerns measures of effectiveness and performance. It does not formally assess the leadership abilities of those in leadership positions. For example, is a person a transformational or servant leader and to what extent? Does the person subscribe to the path-goal or contingency theories of leadership? How then does the Army evaluate leadership? Or is the Army only interested in results?
MAJ Gary Gonzales, CGSC Student