Accession Number : AD1038798


Title :   Synergistic Success: The Power of Mentorship and Reaching the Senior Levels of the U.S. Army


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


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


Personal Author(s) : Nelson,Linwood R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1038798.pdf


Report Date : 09 Jun 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 86


Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to examine the subject of mentorship and how it relates to career success in the United States Army. The term mentorship is loosely understood and is often mislabeled. This study seeks to explain underlying reasons why there is a lack of African American United States Army officers in the combat arms branches. It attempts to understand the strategic nature of mentorship and its effect on officers. Clear identification and implementation of mentorship at critical times should positively increase the number of African American combat arms officers in the United States Army.


Descriptors :   african americans , human resources , officer personnel , military advisors , personnel development , careers , military forces(unites states) , army personnel , leadership , demography , PROMOTION (ADVANCEMENT) , COURSES(EDUCATION)


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE