Accession Number : ADA542909


Title :   Leading a Culture of Fitness


Descriptive Note : Strategy research project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : McCune, J D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a542909.pdf


Report Date : 24 Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : Airplanes require proper fuel and maintenance-so do Airmen. Lack of physical fitness in the military has profound strategic implications for a nation at war. Poor fitness carries with it significant repercussions while even moderate fitness yields considerable benefits. The United States Air Force (USAF) is improving after decades of disturbing trajectories, but a force wide fitness ethos remains unrealized. Organizational culture and inertia remain the crux of the issue. USAF priorities must reflect the importance of fitness in order to finally achieve a culture of fitness. Leadership provides the example, communicates the message, supplies the incentive, and motivates the behavior that will ultimately succeed.


Descriptors :   *ORGANIZATIONS , *LEADERSHIP , *PHYSICAL FITNESS , CULTURE , FUELS , TRAJECTORIES , NUTRITION , HEALTH , AIRCRAFT , INERTIA , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE