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Lieutenant Colonel William L. Skimmyhorn

WILLIAM L. SKIMMYHORN, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, serves as an assistant professor of economics in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point and as the long-term research coordinator for the Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis (OEMA). His research interests include household finance, behavioral economics, labor economics, and the economics of national security. Lieutenant Colonel Skimmyhorn holds a B.S. in economics from West Point, an M.A. in international policy, and an M.S. in management science and engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University.

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SSI books and monographs by Lieutenant Colonel William L. Skimmyhorn

  • Still Soldiers and Scholars? An Analysis of Army Officer Testing

    December 15, 2017

    Authored by Dr. Arthur T. Coumbe, Steven J. Condly, Lieutenant Colonel William L. Skimmyhorn.
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    Still Soldiers and Scholars? provides important evidence and advice for the Army as it seeks to sustain and improve the performance of its officer corps. This book adeptly reviews the key developments, assumptions, and forces that have guided and shaped Army officer testing over the years. It then provides thoughtful and practical recommendations regarding how the Army might ensure a more solid intellectual base on which to build its officer corps.

  • Starting Strong: Talent-Based Branching of Newly Commissioned U.S. Army Officers

    April 07, 2016

    Authored by Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Michael J. Colarusso, Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth G. Heckel, Colonel David S. Lyle, Lieutenant Colonel William L. Skimmyhorn.
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    This monograph examines a new talent management approach to assigning commissioned officers to their initial Army basic branches, highlighting its increased potential for long-run officer productivity, engagement, and satisfaction.