Accession Number:

ADA361181

Title:

Coping with Death and Grief: A Strategy for Army Leadership.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Death is a fact of life in the military culture given the potential lethal nature of the profession of arms. The military as a whole is not psychologically prepared to deal with death and grief. Military leaders and soldiers have learned from society that it is not okay to openly express their grief, which has a profound impact on morale in the Army. This paper looks closely at death and grief, and how the Armys senior leadership can foster a positive attitudinal change in the Army towards death. It shows the value of establishing an effective death and grief training strategy for leaders, and how such a strategy can enhance the morale of soldiers, which can enable them to prevail in the face of war and peace.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE