Candidates for Officership
in The Salvation Army
The psychological evaluation consists of the following three
- an interview
- completion of standardized personality inventories
- completion of a measure of intellectual abilities
and reading skills
interview will be conducted in a setting deemed appropriate by the Divisional Headquarters and the office of Steven Snook,
During the interview you will be asked questions
to learn more about you and the following areas will be included:
- childhood and adolescence
- relationship and marital history
- educational and occupational experience
- any substance use or mental health
experience and calling
- any other pertinent information that you or the interviewer feels is important to discuss
personality inventories are completed in order to assess your personality adjustment and style to evaluate how it will fit
with The Army.
The measure of intelligence is completed to identify any needs that
may hinder training and officership. This measure is present to evaluate what you do know and see if any assistance is needed.
It is important to remember
that there should be no pressure to perform throughout this evaluation. The personality inventories and interview are conducted
in order to get to know you personally.
recommendations that are made are for your benefit in future officership, so your openness and honesty will serve to benefit
5 Year Officer
Officers entering their 5th year as an officer will have a service review as requested
by the Southern Territorial Secretary of Personnel. One part of this evaluation will be conducted by the office of Steven
Snook, Ph.D. in order to assess your adjustment to officership, satisfaction in personal and professional life, and to provide
any recommendations. The evaluation consists of an initial interview, completion of personality inventories, and a feedback
session for the individual officer.