Accession Number:

ADA512206

Title:

Military Review: The Professional Journal of the U.S. Army. January-February 2003

Descriptive Note:

Journal

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMBINED ARMS CENTER FORT LEAVENWORTH KS MILITARY REVIEW

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

In this issue, Military Review presents two sections officership and effects-based operations. Officership-the office, duties, and obligations of a commissioned officer- is a subject of growing interest. In Officership, Col. Retired Don Snider provides a framework for discussing officership and explains why its study is important. In The Officer as Warfighter, Majors Paul Yingling and John Nagl consider officers warfighting dimension and officers obligation to serve as ethical role models. In The Officer as Servant, Maj. Suzanne Nielson examines officers as servants to the Nation and as members of a profession. Effects-based operations is another topic of increasing interest. To achieve a desired effect against an enemy force, commanders have used the doctrinal construct of task, purpose, and intent to provide subordinate commanders direction and guidance in ambiguous or problematic situations. Some commanders argue that current doctrine does not incorporate commanders intent sufficiently into the tasks assigned to subordinate commanders to allow them to act with confidence and decision. Maj. Gen. James Dubik argues in Effects-Based Decisions and Actions that desired effects against the enemy should be the cornerstone of a subordinate commanders decision making process rather than the current collection of task, purpose, and commanders intent. In The New DOCC, Gen Burwell B. Bell leads a group of authors in relating how III Corps is transforming its deep operations coordination cell to plan and attack enemy targets more effectively. In other articles, Lt Col Retired Lester W. Grau and Major James H. Adams III consider the feasibility of helicopter aerial combat in Air Defense with an Attitude Helicopter v. Helicopter Combat. In Strategy Revisited, Maj Isaiah Wilson III cautions against what appears to be the current practice of using actual or proposed military capabilities to formulate national security strategy.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE