Leadership and Taking Care of Soldiers -- What Does It Mean?
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Officers and non-commissioned officers at all levels use the phase take care of the troops to refer to many different things. The purpose of this paper is to determine if there is consensus among current Army senior leaders about what the phase means. Army leadership regulations, comments from outgoing division commanders from 1985-1989, and related philosophy of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf are examined to determine the meaning of the phase take care of the troops. Historical examples of good and poor leadership are cited. Surveys from 23 active duty general officers are analyzed in developing the TOP 10 Imperatives on how to best take care of soldiers.
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