The Effect of Indonesian Army Training on the Performance and Professionalism of Army Soldiers
Keywords:Training, Performance, Professionalism
Professionalism is the essential commitment of the Indonesian Armed Forces as an organization that is in charge of upholding the sovereignty of Indonesia. However, due to the decrease in professionalism and performance, training was deemed less effective. This leads to the conclusion that training elements purportedly influence the performance and professionalism of the Indonesian Army. Therefore, this research aimed to determine the effect of Army training on the performance and professionalism of the Indonesian Army. This study used structural equation modeling (SEM) to analyze primary data from the units that participated in the Battalion Combat Team East Kalimantan joint operation exercise in 2022. It indicates that while Army training improves performance, it does not affect the Army's professionalism. The performance also has a favorable effect on the Army's professionalism. The roles of some of the trainees were incompatible with their regular occupations, and the data revealed that not all the weapon systems had been deployed. The exciting thing is that performance can indirectly mediate the influence of training on the professionalism of the Army soldiers, which means that the higher the training, the higher the performance, which in turn affects professionalism. The data used generally do not represent all units within the Indonesian territory. The research has several differences from previous research, such as testing the effect of training on professionalism through the mediation variables of the performance of the Indonesian Army, using different dimensions, and the lack of research in the Army.