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Strategic Leader Research: Answering the Call

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Journal Article - Open Access

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U.S. Army War College Press Carlisle United States

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Senior Service colleges SSCs, as premier providers of joint professional military education JPME, are well positioned to produce the range of thought and scholarship required to sustain national security during uncertain times. JPME nevertheless struggles to meet the needs and expectations of the two primary audiences for senior leader research professional military and academic civilian. All too often, efforts to advance strategic thought are hampered by this conflict of constituencies. Yet centering strategic leader research and writing within JPME could make possible the bridging of these worlds to establish SSCs as innovative centers capable of marshalling warrior experience while inspiring intellectual creativity. With students and faculty as active participants in problem-solving and idea generation, SSCs can establish a culture where in ideas are valued for their ability to positively impact both policy and the larger strategic community. From the position of strength engendered by producing senior leaders able to communicate innovative ideas, SSCs will not only address the criticisms leveled against JPME, but they will also sharpen the cutting edge of strategic progress.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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