Accession Number:

ADA339278

Title:

Field Marshal Sir William J. Slim - Paragon of Moral and Ethical Courage

Descriptive Note:

Research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-02-10

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Field Marshal William J. Slim is known by many as one of the most persevering, triumphant, and yet caring leaders of this century. His accomplishments, particularly those in the Burma campaign during World War II, received much well deserved commendation. Undoubtedly, some of the more interesting aspects in the Burma campaign and other periods in Field Marshal Slims lifetime were his unwavering ethical standards and personal moral strengths during the most desperate and brutal times. This paper looks closely at Field Marshal Slims ethical development and leadership during his younger years, his senior leader years, and his later years. The examination shows the value of maintaining high ethical and moral standards, and how high standards can build a courageous organizational bond between soldiers that can prevail in the face of insurmountable odds in war and peace.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE