Accession Number : ADA621061


Title :   Trust: The Key to the Success of Mission Command in the Joint Force


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT


Personal Author(s) : Rubal, Lawrence


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a621061.pdf


Report Date : 18 May 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : As the United States military continues to encounter more asymmetric and hybrid security threats, it has moved to the decentralized command philosophy of Auftragstaktik, or mission command. In moving to mission command, we must acknowledge that trust is one of the most important component of a decentralized command philosophy. Adding to this challenge is an increasingly joint force, often assembled without the ability to build trust. To successfully enable this command philosophy, the U.S. military has to find a method outside of time intensive interaction to build that trust. This study looks particularly at the Germans model of employing Auftragstaktik and gaining trust through rigorous education and the decentralization of many personnel systems. It identifies current U.S. systems that betray trust and identifies possible solutions to an internalized understanding and practice of mission command.


Descriptors :   *EDUCATION , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , DECENTRALIZATION , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY HISTORY , MILITARY PLANNING , PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE