Accession Number : ADA260814


Title :   General George C. Marshall: Strategic Leadership and the Challenges of Reconstituting the Army, 1939-41


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Nelsen II, John T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260814.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 99


Abstract : The author analyzes General George C. Marshall's performance as Army Chief of Staff from the perspective of strategic leadership. During this pre- World War II period (1939-41), Marshall played a pivotal role in rebuilding and remodeling the Army from its deteriorated interwar condition. Marshall began his tour of duty at a time when the Army was isolated politically and institutionally, when it was profoundly undermanned and poorly equipped, and when the prospects for improving this dismal situation were far from encouraging. This report captures the magnitude of Marshall's achievements in reconstituting the Army and in enabling it to enter a major conflict with a greater degree of military preparedness than previously accomplished in our history. Strategic leadership, Strategic-level challenges, Marshall, Army Chief of Staff, Reconstitution, Military preparedness, Pre-war years.


Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP , *HISTORY , *MILITARY MODERNIZATION , *ARMY , *GENERAL OFFICERS , CONGRESS , PREPARATION , CONFLICT , MILITARY BUDGETS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE