Accession Number:

ADA522123

Title:

Communicating Intent and Imparting Presence

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMBINED ARMS CENTER FORT LEAVENWORTH KS MILITARY REVIEW

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

There has been little empirical investigation into the process of communicating intent. After a brief review of what Army doctrine and other literature have to say about intent, this article will present the sobering findings of one study that investigated the communication of intent in four active-duty combat arms battalions. Next, the article will propose a method to help commanders improve their ability to communicate intent to their subordinates. Finally, the article will argue that the process of communicating intent is subordinate to another process known as imparting presence.

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE