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Army Leader Development Survey Site (CASAL)
Since 2005, the CAL Annual Survey of Army Leadership (CASAL) has been an ongoing effort by the Center for Army Leadership (CAL), Combined Arms Center (CAC) to assess and track trends in Army leader attitudes about leader development, the quality of leadership, and the contribution of leadership to mission accomplishment.
The CASAL is typically completed by approximately 20,000 uniformed (active and reserve) respondents and 3,000 civilian respondents.
CASAL is the authoritative source for how currently serving Army leaders assess the state of Army leadership and leader development. A rigorous scientific approach is used for survey development, data collection, and data analysis. Data are collected from thousands of randomly selected officers, warrant officers, NCOs, and Army civilians. In addition, data are collected from deployed personnel so that comparisons can be made between leadership and leader development in deployed and garrison settings. Consequently, CASAL is comprehensive in its identification of leader development strengths and gaps. Senior leaders can thus leverage this information to build on the Armyâ€™s strengths and take action to close the gaps.