Accession Number:

ADA478419

Title:

Millennials: Rendezvous with Destiny?

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-03-05

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The Millennial Generation born between 1982 and about 2002 is showing characteristics and tendencies that lead generational theorists to believe that this generation will become Americas next Hero generation. However, the post-Cold Warpost-911 globalized world of the future will be replete with challenges that will demand complex, adaptive learning coupled with patient yet tenacious execution across multiple disciplines. This paper provides a generational profile of the Millennials and examines where this current generation of young Americans fits into generational cycle theory. The primary challenges facing the Millennials in the future specifically, by the year 2025 are examined as a generic planning roadmap. While current research reveals an overall positive assessment of this generation there are potential generational flaws that could derail the Millennials. Finally, Millennial success will be highly dependent on the interaction with their preceding generations Baby Boomers and Generation X. Recommendations are provided to effectively understand and mentor young Millennials.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE