Accession Number : AD1003583


Title :   Initiative Within the Philosophy of Auftragstaktik: Determining Factors of the Understanding of Initiative in the German Army, 1806-1955


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States


Personal Author(s) : Sonnenberger,Martin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1003583.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jan 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 90


Abstract : The philosophy of Auftragstaktik is aimed at initiative of subordinated within and outside of the scope provided by the commanders intent. While acting within the intent, in general, does not cause problems, acting in alteration of or opposite to given orders regularly will. Deviating from orders within the philosophy of Auftragstaktik is justified by the grundlegende Lageanderung fundamental change of situation, or if acting upon a higher responsibility to the unit.


Descriptors :   MILITARY FORCES (FOREIGN) , GERMANY , MILITARY HISTORY , WARFARE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE