Accession Number:

ADA542909

Title:

Leading a Culture of Fitness

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-03-24

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Airplanes require proper fuel and maintenance-so do Airmen. Lack of physical fitness in the military has profound strategic implications for a nation at war. Poor fitness carries with it significant repercussions while even moderate fitness yields considerable benefits. The United States Air Force USAF is improving after decades of disturbing trajectories, but a force wide fitness ethos remains unrealized. Organizational culture and inertia remain the crux of the issue. USAF priorities must reflect the importance of fitness in order to finally achieve a culture of fitness. Leadership provides the example, communicates the message, supplies the incentive, and motivates the behavior that will ultimately succeed.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE