Accession Number:

ADA546441

Title:

Tell Me How to Do This Thing Called Design! Practical Application of Complexity Theory to Military Operations

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

JOHN F KENNEDY SPECIAL WARFARE CENTER AND SCHOOL FORT BRAGG NC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-04-08

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Since first being introduced to Design I, like many others, have felt that there was an awful lot of theory and not enough practical application. Naturally, therefore, I feel sympathetic towards those who clamor for less background theory and more operational how to instructions. We are an Army of action, and there is little room, patience, or cultural tradition for too much time thinking about things. And, honestly, too much time hesitating, thinking, or theorizing many times will cede the initiative to those who act boldly. Okay, you say Ill trust your theory or Im just not interested in all that mumbo-jumbo, just give me what to do If that quote is something that resonates with you, then this article was written with you in mind.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE