Accession Number:

ADA224082

Title:

Resurgence of the National Guard: The Walker Era

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-16

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The National Guard was placed in a position of increased importance in the national security planning with the approval of the Total Force Policy. No longer would the National Guard be a back-up force for the Active Army, but a front-line member of Americas defense capability. The tremendous growth in the National Guard and the modernization and reorganization placed heavy responsibilities on the senior leadership of the National Guard. Lieutenant General Emmett H. Walker, Jr., was selected to lead the National Guard during the resurgence years as Deputy Director, Director, and Chief of the National Guard Bureau. He was at the hub of this dramatic transition providing the senior leadership that would propel the National Guard into the future. This paper will examine the leadership style of General Walker, analyzing the impact and rationale of his decisions. The primary source for the analysis is the tapes of an interview with General Walker conducted in December 1989. sdw

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE