Accession Number : ADA601606


Title :   Commanding Generation Y: How Generation X Military Leaders Can Better Utilize Generational Tendencies


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Mokrovich, Justin P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a601606.pdf


Report Date : 21 Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : Differentiating between multiple generational tendencies, how generations communicate differently, and the motivational drive behind each generation, enable Generation X commanders to better lead Generation Y within the U.S. military. Commanding Generation Y is significant to those commanders who will lead Generation Y while bridging the hierarchy of a different generation (Baby Boomers). Although the profession of arms is a time-honored tradition steeped in discipline, and historic practices, the new generation of commanders must adapt to the conventions of Generation Y to be successful. The approach to Commanding Generation Y will identify key generational differences in behavior relating to military command. Answering questions as to the needs of Generation Y to increase productivity, how to clearly communicate the Commander's message, advanced practices of training and operating, and how to maintain unwavering military values to a new generation will be answered. Additionally, and as important, commanders must also understand how to bridge the generational gap to senior leaders. Successful Generation X leaders must appreciate and adapt to Generation Y differences while remaining loyal to senior leadership generational tendencies.


Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP , BEHAVIOR , DEMOGRAPHY , HIERARCHIES , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MOTIVATION , PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , VALUE


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE