Accession Number:

AD1111678

Title:

Why it is important to study Military History

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-13

Pagination or Media Count:

9

Abstract:

It is important for military professionals to study military history in order to improve core skills in analysis, problem-solving, and motivation. An understanding of military history better prepares practitioners to comprehend the strategic scope of military situations, discover the relevant tactical solutions, and inspire soldiers into taking the proper actions at the proper time. Over-reliance on military history can condition the professional to lapse into past errors, or cause the professional to ignore the ways in which technology has rendered that history irrelevant. History cannot be credibly ignored by any military professional who wishes to have a firm foundation for his or her leadership skills.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]