Accession Number:

ADA434426

Title:

Military Assistance to Civil Authority: When and Where Should Leader Development Begin?

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-03-18

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Education, leader development, training, and motivation are critical to the success of the United States Army. Responding appropriately to disaster relief operations or other type of civil support operations requires Soldiers to have the right mindset when conducting these missions. The right mindset means Soldiers realizing they are not in charge but in support of providing Military Assistance to Civil Authorities MACA. Many Soldiers have not always understood this proper relationship, and the Army must educate its leaders on the roles and responsibilities of conducting civil support operations. Prior to disaster relief or civil support operations, the military needs to educate and to develop its leaders on MACA. Doing so not only increases the leaders self awareness about military support but builds flexibility within an organization. The importance of conducting MACA operations requires the military to identify and to develop appropriate education measures and to teach those measures as part of an individuals career progression. This Strategy Research Project SRP will examine how much MACA education is needed and at what point in a leaders career. It concludes with recommendations to enhance MACA education as part of leader development and proposes methods to improve leader self-development.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE