S101: Attitudes of Combat Infantry Officers

To measure officer opinions and attitudes toward promotion policies, faith in leadership, etc.

Questionnaire

Date

Apr '44

Original Size

1,272

Location

South Pacific, ETO, Central Pacific

Theater ID

ES22

Sample Description

  1. One sample of 267 combat officers from the 25th Infantry Division who are combat veterans of the South Pacific Area (S-101B)
  2. One sample of 425 combat officers from the 9th Infantry Division who are combat veterans of European Theater of Operations (S-101C) (see ES #22)
  3. One sample of 311 combat officers from the 7th Infantry Division who are combat veterans of the Central Pacific Area (S-101D)
  4. One sample of 177 combat officers from the 43rd Division who are combat veterans of the South Pacific Area (S-101E)
  5. One sample of 92 combat officers from the 27th Infantry Division who are combat veterans of the Central Pacific Area (S-101F)

Note: S-101A not studied

Sample Method

See Planning Survey II for standard operating procedure.

Origin

Hqs, ETO: Request from War Department for material to supplement report B-81 - What the Front Ling Soldier Thinks.

Cleared

G-1, ETOUSA, and CG First Army.

Reports

B-167 Summary of Misc. Materials on Troop Reactions to Enemy Radio Propaganda

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1
What is your rank?
2
How long have you been in your present rank?
3
Are you:
4
How long have you been overseas? E. For National Guard troops this means active service.
5.1
What month and year did you join this division? E. Month:
5.2
S101bq5. what month and year did you join this division? E. Year:
6B
About how many days altogether, have you been in combat not counting the days you've spent back of the line or away from the front? ANP (actual number days)
7
What branch of the Army are you in now?
8
If you had a choice, which one of these branches of the Army would you like to be in?
9A
Are you:
9B
If you had a chance to choose would you rather be a line officer or a staff officer?
9C
Who have the better chance for promotion?
9D
How do you feel about the comparative promotion opportunities of line officers and staff officers?
11
How much of the time you were in combat were you a member of the company you are now in?
12
About how many battle casualties (killed and wounded) has your present company had since you first went into combat with it?
13
In general, how would you say you feel most of the time, in good spirits or in low spirits?
14
How do you feel about the importance of the rifleman's job in modern battle?
15
What sort of teamwork did the men in your company show in actual battle?
16
Do you usually feel that what you are doing in the Army is worthwhile or not?
17
When you were fighting in a particular battle, did you ever have the feeling that it wasn't worth the cost?