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Developing Army Leaders through Increased Rigor in Professional Military Training and Education

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Technical Report

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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Over the past 16 years of conflict the characteristics of military engagements have grown increasingly complex. The 2016 Army Warfighting Challenge Develop Agile and Adaptive Leaders is the current approach the Army has taken to figure out how to shape the knowledge, skills, and attributes of future Army senior leaders. Ultimately, leader development comes down to ensuring the appropriate balance of training and education with associated experience to fully enable a leader to operate in austere environments and within the realms of policy makers. This document examined two cases in history of thoughts on leader development through training and education. It then shifted to analysis of Army learning models used over the last 12 years in to make recommendations on the way forward for the development of Army leaders who are capable of operating in a world of multi-domain battle and fulfilling the needs of the Army Enterprise at the strategic level.

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  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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