Accession Number:

ADA371558

Title:

The Changing U.S. Army: A Summary of Future Focused Reports from 1990-1999

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 98-Jun 99

Corporate Author:

GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Report Date:

1999-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

This report briefly summarizes a review of 83 documents that focused on how the Army and its environment might be changing in the future, and what these changes could mean for leadership practice, leadership development, and other important organizational policies. The reports and presentations reviewed were prepared from 1990-1999 with the majority written over the last three years. These documents were reviewed to answer two central questions 1 What is the Armys operating environment likely to be in the future and 2 What do environmental changes mean for leadership practices and leader development The review of the 83 reports indicated significant changes in six environmental sectors geopolitical, technological, economic, socio-cultural, and demographic. The results of the review are organized around four topics 1 leadership performance requirements resulting from changes in the Armys operating environment 2 the leader attributes that contribute to leader effectiveness 3 the assessment and selection of Army officers and 4 the training and development of officers. The resulting summary was prepared in the form of a briefing to be presented to senior decision makers. This report includes the summary, list of reports reviewed, and briefing slides.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE