The Standards of Measurement. Your program should be defined in terms
that can be measured to determine the overall success of failure of
the program. There should be some measure that can be stated and used
to determine if the objective of the program was accomplished.
During this phase when you are establishing goals and objectives, remember
that a good goal should be:
Demanding and realistic.
A goal should employ needs assessments from a variety of sources, must be
flexible, and must take into account available resources and constraints.
Your religious program will be influenced by the resources available and the
constraints upon the resources.
Developing a battalion religious program will depend on the following:
Equipment and facilities.
Depending upon the kind of program, these resources will be needed to a
greater or lesser extent.
It can be said that is the resource is not
available, it becomes a constraint.
Goals must be constantly re-evaluated. Your goals should be high enough to
make the program stretch.
However, a goal not accomplished is not
necessarily failure. It means re-evaluation is needed.
The implementation phase is when you actually perform the work to accomplish
the objectives outlined in the program.
As a staff officer, you will be
responsible for implementing the command's religious program.
Once the program is implemented you must supervise to ensure that the job is
getting done. The staff assists the commander by ensuring that subordinates
carry out the commander's decision.
Staff supervision relieves the commander of much detail, keeps the staff
informed of the situation, and provides the staff with the information
needed to revise estimates and to provide progress reports to the commander
as plans and orders are implemented. It is the duty of the staff to ensure
that decisions reach the intended recipients, that decisions are understood,