Warrior Spirit: What it is and How to Make it Happen?
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES
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A review of Army leadership doctrine exposes a disconnect. Army doctrine states that development of the warrior spirit in soldiers, leaders, and organizations is vital to the Armys success. However, the Army does not have a uniform definition for the term warrior spirit in its leadership doctrine. This monograph defines and discusses techniques that a tactical level leader can use to foster the development of a warrior spirit in his unit. The monograph fulfills the requirements discussed above through an examination of theory, doctrine, and history. The discussion on theory and doctrine is the basis to develop a straw-man definition for warrior spirit as a point of departure. The discussion on two historical cases offers insight into techniques tactical commanders used to develop the warrior spirit in their units. Finally, analysis of the historical cases through the framework of the straw-man definition captures the essence of developing the warrior spirit.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics