Accession Number:

ADA509104

Title:

Challenge to Change: Developing Leaders for the Nonkinetic Fight

Descriptive Note:

Miscellaneous paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

All of the constructs in this vision are mine alone and therefore all of the inaccuracies, faulty logic, and errors are mine as well. This vision of an alternate future may be more of a fantasy than a potential for reality, but there are certainly aspects of a communication transformation-of the uses of information to fully enable soft power that demand rigorous analysis and, ultimately, transformation. No other nation has the technological capability that the United States does, no other organization can plan like the U.S. military. No other service has as much capacity for public information, particularly in the number of public affairs units and the quality of Public Affairs professionals, as does the U.S. Army. IO, PSYOPS, and PA all share some elements of a common skill set in the uses and delivery of information-whether to educate or inform or influence, and a common commitment to implementing the Commanders intent as well as an unflinching commitment to the truth. Just as Public Affairs is not the sole path for an officer to become a senior Strategic Communications Officer, neither is Information Operations. IO should never supervise PA and vice versa.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE