Accession Number:

ADA248475

Title:

Tactical Level Supervision: Ensuring Success by Foiling Failure

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-12-20

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

This monograph examines the reason for supervision failures in the U. S. Army. History has shown that proper supervision is important to success and that lack of proper supervision often is the cause of failure. This monograph uses examples from the Civil War, WW I, and WW II to demonstrate that a lack of supervision can lead to combat failure. Using recent NTC and JRTC after-action comments the monograph then shows that failure to supervise is a current problem in todays Army. A further examination of doctrine shows that while supervision is important no definition or explanation of supervision is contained in current doctrine. The monograph shows that one reason the Army still suffers from a failure to supervise is that doctrine is unclear on how to supervise and that army schools do not teach supervision. The monograph concludes by offering a definition for supervision, a model for supervision, and an explanation of the functions, products, and goals of supervision. Supervision, Leadership.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE