Accession Number:

ADA244830

Title:

The Directed Telescope: A Traditional Element of Effective Command

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS COMBAT STUDIES INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

This study was prepared in response to a request to conduct a historical study of commanders use of aides, liaison officers, observers, and other representatives in the course of campaigns and battles. Investigative questions studied included What functions did such personnel perform during combat In what ways did such personnel enhance the command and control of units, generate initiative, create agility and depth, and contribute toward the synchronization of combat power What special preparation and training did these personnel receive What qualities, attributes, competencies, and capabilities did these personnel possess For whom did these personnel work How did these personnel go about performing their duties How were these personnel selected Who used these personnel What are the similarities and differences between the battlefield effectiveness of units that used such personnel versus units that did not What authority did these personnel possess Within these guidelines, this study proceeds from a general description of aide and liaison systems of the prenineteenth century to a more detailed assessment of those of the Napoleonic and modern periods of military history.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE