Mobilization and Defense Management Technical Reports Series. Application of Time Span Boundaries and Managerial Strata to Military Organizations.
Research rept. 1982-1983,
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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This paper investigates the applicability of time spans of discretion and managerial strata to the military organization. Commanding officers at three levels of command were interviewed to establish the longest time span over which they gave total discretion to a subordinate commander. These commanders were from the U.S. Army and Coast Guard and occupied the positions of brigade, battalion, and company command in the Army, or equivalent operational command levels in the Coast Guard. Author
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