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Catalog Number RG 6.41-05
Object Name Documents
Scope & Content This box of the Fort Ord VOLAR Records includes the FY1972 test program, After Action Reports, and the VOLAR test. Also included are two books on VOLAR: "Building a Volunteer Army: The Fort Ord Contribution" and "The US Army's Transition to the All-Volunteer Force, 1968-1974".

Records from the test program, in the MVA/VOLAR actions summary note that the use of civilians to release soldiers from non-military duties will be exploited to the limits consistent with availability of funds. The report also notes that the goal of the installation is a 5-day work week for all personnel. A presentation on proposed VOLAR expenditures outlines costs for construction and supplies necessary for the Fort Ord base.

The VOLAR test after action report is an evaluation on the EVATP. The report consists of a summary and conclusion, provides a comparison of the training programs under the EVATP and the standard Army Training Program, describes the Fort Ord Acceleration Program and provides an evaluation of EVATP training.

The 1972 after action report notes that the training environment at Fort Ord has altered significantly between 1971 and 1972. The performance-oriented EVATP has been augmented to make it into a tougher, more physical program. Considerable effort has been expended in the development of several courses of instruction aimed at improving the leadership climate, and raising the level of professionalism of both the officers and the non-commissioned officers at Fort Ord. A summary of the training environment, trainee morale, trainee attrition, and performance is also included.

The August 1972 report is the final Fort Ord Project Volar Evaluation, the purpose of which is to update, consolidate and preserve data gathered during the period of Project VOLAR at Fort Ord. Major findings from data presented in each of the subjects reviewed (ie: morale, attrition, attitude, etc) are summarized.

The date of these documents is 1972.
Collection Fort Ord VOLAR & EVATP Records
Year Range from 1972
Year Range to 1972
Accession number RG 6.41
Extent of Description .5 cu - 2.5 cubic feet total collection
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