Accession Number : ADA569997


Title :   Lieutenant General Robert L. Bullard: Understanding Small and Large Conflicts


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Gordon, Jr, Thomas R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a569997.pdf


Report Date : 06 Dec 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : The purpose of this monograph is to examine the career of LTG Robert L. Bullard. Bullard served during a seminal period in United States history. Often overlooked as one of the nation's more progressive and ambitious leaders, largely because of the time he served and the biases he held, Bullard's memoirs and papers offer a valuable perspective on this era. Bullard's experiences during his initial assignments as a junior officer, during the Philippine Insurrection, and during the Spanish-American War prepared him for his later career when he commanded at the most senior levels during World War I. A comprehensive examination of these experiences demonstrates Bullard's candid understanding of culture and its significance as it relates to conflict, his views on military education and leadership (preparedness), and his ability (mental aptitude) to see the operational environment during small and large conflicts. These attributes contributed to and shaped his operational approach to achieve strategic objectives throughout his distinguished professional life.


Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING , *CAREERS , *COMBAT READINESS , *FIRST WORLD WAR , *LEADERSHIP , *MILITARY COMMANDERS , *PHILIPPINES , APTITUDES , COMMUNITY RELATIONS , CONFLICT , CULTURE , GENERAL OFFICERS , MENTAL ABILITY , MILITARY HISTORY , SKILLS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE