The Challenge for the Modern Day Operational Leader: Succeeding in the Realm of Civilian Organizations
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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Interactions with a multitude of civilian government and non-government organizations are certain to be part of future military operations. The major challenge for the military leader at the operational level of war will not necessarily be in how he leads the military organization under his charge but in the requirement to cooperate and coordinate with other governmental agencies OGAs, intergovernmental organizations IGOs, nongovernmental organizations NGOs, and selected elements of the private sector. This paper will focus on the leadership characteristics and traits that are critical to the senior military leader when dealing with the aforementioned organizations and entities. Case studies followed by a comparison and contrast of leadership styles will be used to analyze and critique the most productive characteristics and traits. The conclusion will reveal the most successful leadership styles, while recommendations will propose actions intended to ensure future military leaders are groomed and selected based on their potential for success.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics