Accession Number : ADA588909


Title :   The Evolution of Army Leader Development


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Ashe, Robert P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a588909.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : There is a growing chorus of senior military leaders, think tank personnel, and students in academic environments who argue that the Army's process for developing strategic leaders is not producing officers who are prepared to operate in the Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) environment. This paper examines Infantry and Armor progression models, addresses the reasons why the current officer assignment developmental model is contributing to the problem, and investigates the cultural underpinnings that perpetuate the problem. The paper offers practical recommendations for improving the officer assignment model, including giving officers broadening experiences that will make them better prepared to operate in the strategic environment.


Descriptors :   *ARMY , *BILLETS(PERSONNEL) , *EVOLUTION(GENERAL) , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *LEADERSHIP , *OFFICER PERSONNEL , *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT , COGNITION , CREATIVITY , CULTURE , EDUCATION , LEADERSHIP TRAINING , MENTAL ABILITY , MILITARY COMMANDERS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PERSONNEL SELECTION , PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT) , QUALIFICATIONS , SKILLS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE