Accession Number:

ADA256139

Title:

Intelligence: A Personal, Inherent, Function of Command

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

This thesis suggests that commanders must accept the responsibility for intelligence as a personal, inherent, function of command. Commanders most dissatisfied with intelligence least understand its function, capabilities, and limitations. They lack a thorough understanding of intelligence, thus they fail to directly participate in the process, and their involvement is critical to success. Intelligence doctrine--the foundation of instruction in professional schools--fails to increase understanding and forcefully encourage the commanders participation. This thesis further suggests that doctrine reinforces past and present tendencies relating to intelligence, causing many commanders to fail to see intelligence as a personal, inherent, function of command. Intelligence Command Marine Corps intelligence Operation DESERT STORM.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE