The Relevance of the Commander's Estimate to the Army People Strategy
[Technical Report, Monograph]
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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Beginning in 2019 the US Army began focusing efforts in readiness, modernization, and reform. This came after nearly two decades of reacting to the immediate threat of counter-insurgency and engaging in small unit tactical actions. Foundational to executing these efforts is the Army People Strategy. This strategy focuses planning efforts to recognize and capitalize on the unique knowledge, skills, and behaviors of members of the Army, and how to best employ them. One of the critical enablers of this strategy is culture. The strategy outlines that current Army culture must be maintained while incorporating new cultural elements to meet the challenges of the current operating environment. These elements include inquiry and innovation, intellectual flexibility, knowledge sharing, systems thinking, and continuous learning. This study provides evidence to the relevance of the Commanders Estimate in the MDMP for developing the culture of US Army tactical organizations. This is accomplished through a case study of the creation of the Prussian General Staff along with the theories of generative learning and the theory of action for organizational learning.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Military Forces and Organizations