Statistical evidence suggests Army battalion commanders are significant determinants of the retention of their lieutenants—especially high-potential lieutenants. Further, this so-called Battalion Commander Effect should be included in brigadier general promotion board assessments and used to inform officer professional military education curricula.
Everett Spain, Gautam Mukunda & Archie Bates, "The Battalion Commander Effect," Parameters 51, no. 3 (2021), https://press.armywarcollege.edu/parameters/vol51/iss3/10
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