George C. Marshall: A Study in Mentorship
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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A great deal has been written on the subject of mentoring since it was emphasized in the Army Chief of Staffs 1985 White Paper. The professional civilian community has studied and applied the subject for quite some time. The purpose of this study is to examine mentorship of future senior leaders. First, a working model will be defined using current literature, common mentor behaviors and characteristics. The model is then used to examine the mentorship style of General of the Army George C. Marshall, a distinguished senior officer whose mentoring efforts developed numerous officers who later distinguished themselves during World War II. Finally, an analysis will discuss General Marshalls style in the contemporary Army to today--what remains valid today and what must be modified to suit todays leadership development challenges. Keywords Personnel management, Mentorship, Military forces, Leadership training, Military training, George C. Marshall.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations