Accession Number:

ADA463609

Title:

Developing Combatant Command Senior Enlisted Leaders

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-10-23

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The current directive to develop strategically minded, critical thinking military leaders, proficient in operational art and promoting unified action, has driven the need for continuing joint professional military education. The Officer Professional Military Education Program OPMEP is clearly defined, resourced and tied to promotions as the forcing function. In contrast, the Enlisted Professional Military Education Program EPMEP recognizes a need for continuing education and provides guidance however, it does not establish the resources and forcing function that comes with the OPMEP. Todays Command Senior Enlisted Leaders CSEL serving in assignments as the CSEL of the Unified Commands COCOM at the theater strategic level of war are faced with unique challenges that require mature leadership qualities that can only be developed through years of service training, joint professional military education and operational experience. This paper will examine some of the COCOM CSELs to determine their duties, roles and responsibilities, the nature of the leadership qualities required, and the process to develop them. In addition we will look at what the Navy is doing to develop CSELs. Finally we will draw some conclusions and make recommendations on how to improve the process to better develop and prepare individuals to step into the role of a COCOM CSEL.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE