Accession Number : ADA563059


Title :   George Washington and Civil-Military Relations During the Revolutionary War: A Study of the Establishment of Civilian Control


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Hayden, Daniel A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a563059.pdf


Report Date : 08 Jun 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 122


Abstract : The civil-military structure in which our military and its civilian authorities currently operate has grown and matured since the formation of the Army in 1775. George Washington went to great lengths to establish civilian control of the military as the Commander in Chief during the Revolutionary War. This thesis explores the dynamics between Washington and the Second Continental Congress as well his relationship with the individual state governments during this time. To give these relationships more context, the thesis presents an overview of five modern (Cold War period to present) theories of civil-military relations and their applicability to the experiences of George Washington. In doing so, the thesis provides a more current understanding of George Washington with regard to civil-military relations and his contribution to the growth and maturation of the pattern of civil-military relations currently enjoyed by our military and its civilian authorities.


Descriptors :   *ARMY , *CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , *COMMUNITY RELATIONS , *CONGRESS , *MILITARY COMMANDERS , *MILITARY HISTORY , *STATE GOVERNMENT , LEADERSHIP , MANPOWER , MATERIEL , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , MILITARY PERSONNEL , THEORY , THESES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE