The Impact of Fitness on Senior Leadership
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Upon graduation from the U.S. Army War College, senior leaders step into a world of uncertainly, complexity and greater challenge. Theyll require every advantage and leverage they have learned and attained. Of clear importance is the maintenance of health and fitness. This may be a daunting undertaking, however, due to the pressures and multiplicity of responsibilities of senior leaders combined with the ever-increasing obesity problem in the United States. Currently, almost half of American adults are considered overweight. This trend may be affecting U.S. Army troops and if so, what does this say about the fitness levels and attitudes of senior leaders There exists the perception amongst the officer corps that there is a number perhaps significant of senior Army leaders who are not fit. Is this just a perception, or is there truth to these conjectures Finally, if there are a significant number of unfit senior leaders, how does this impact strategic leadership This Strategy Research Project will assess the impact of fitness on senior leaders by looking at the general fitness levels of the U.S. Army student population at the U.S. Army War College the newest strategic leaders. Specifically, the paper will examine AWC student perceptions about fitness specifically, its importance and relevance for leadership, whether or not a fitness problem exists in the student population at the U.S. Army War College and provide recommendations for the future.
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