Accession Number : ADA264140


Title :   Operational Art: Your End State Is Your Start Point


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI


Personal Author(s) : MacNealy, Richard E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264140.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : Operational Art is important to U.S. military success, but little attention has been paid to what can make a commander successful at this level of war. Military institutions utilize different methods to help structure the process associated with operational Art, but don't emphasize the first step - a vision of the end state. Military history shows that success at the operational level of war depends on the operational commander's ability to translate strategic goals into a militarily achievable end state. U.S. commanders must focus attention on envisioning the end state and military educational institutions must strengthen courses on the Operational Art by concentrating on the ability to develop an operational end state in order to attain a strategic objective.... Operational Art, Historical Examples, Persian Gulf, Goals, Objectives.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY , *GOAL PROGRAMMING , MILITARY STRATEGY , SCHOOLS , PERSIAN GULF , OPERATIONAL READINESS , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , MILITARY TRAINING , VISION


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE