Gallipoli -- Operational Leadership: Another Perspective.
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
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The key to operational art lies with the Commander. Superb leadership skills, including high moral character, courage and competence, joined with an understanding of the fundamentals of operational design will foster success, even in the most difficult of circumstances. Operating with foreign nationals in a combined operation necessitates the leader being sensitive to his subordinates customs, culture and interests to ensure unity of effort andor command. The determined efforts of the Turkish defense forces on Gallipoli, under the command of a German General, are used to highlight the importance of operational leadership to the effective application of operational art to any campaign or major operation. Superior leadership enabled the Turks to withstand the strenuous assaults of the Allies for over ten months. The unusual command relationship employed by the Turks at Gallipoli provides valuable insights to todays combat leaders thrust into similar types of situations with either the United Nations or in other combined operations. jg p.3
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Administration and Management
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Defense Systems