New report highlights talent management milestones

By Army Talent Management Task ForceMarch 8, 2021

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The U.S. Army Talent Management Task Force (ATMTF) is set to release the first-ever Army Talent Management annual report. The inaugural report highlights major milestones during the last two years’ worth of talent management reform efforts.

Since January 2019, the Army has made immense gains in the way it manages its personnel, using a granular level of information to select the right person for the right assignment. More than 27,000 officer assignments have been executed through the Army Talent Alignment Process (ATAP), which matches officers to assignments based on their unique Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Preferences (KSB-Ps). The ATMTF also helped develop the Army’s Command Assessment Programs, which use cognitive and non-cognitive assessments as well as peer and subordinate feedback to inform the selection of O-5 and O-6 level commanders.

Following the success of these and other initiatives within the officer corps, the ATMTF expanded its scope to cover warrant officers as well as enlisted personnel. The Army will begin using assessment data to inform the selection of command sergeants major through the first Sergeant Major Assessment Program (SMAP) prototype and the First Sergeant Talent Alignment Assessment (1SG TAA) pilot.

The annual report will coincide with the third annual Army Talent Management Planning Conference, which will take place both in-person and virtually March 15-19, 2021. Attendees include representatives from the larger talent management enterprise.

Join the task force for a virtual town hall on March 15 at 10:30 a.m. EST on Microsoft CVR Teams,  click here to join the live event.

If you are unable to attend the townhall, visit to submit questions and recommendations in advance.