Accession Number : ADA256139


Title :   Intelligence: A Personal, Inherent, Function of Command


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Kuszewski, Michael D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256139.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 119


Abstract : This thesis suggests that commanders must accept the responsibility for intelligence as a personal, inherent, function of command. Commanders most dissatisfied with intelligence least understand its function, capabilities, and limitations. They lack a thorough understanding of intelligence, thus they fail to directly participate in the process, and their involvement is critical to success. Intelligence doctrine--the foundation of instruction in professional schools--fails to increase understanding and forcefully encourage the commander's participation. This thesis further suggests that doctrine reinforces past and present tendencies relating to intelligence, causing many commanders to fail to see intelligence as a personal, inherent, function of command. Intelligence; Command; Marine Corps intelligence; Operation DESERT STORM.


Descriptors :   *DESERTS , FUNCTIONS , MARINE CORPS , INTELLIGENCE , SCHOOLS , THESES , LIMITATIONS , OPERATION , STORMS , INSTRUCTIONS , DOCTRINE


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Intelligence


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE