Accession Number:

ADA586822

Title:

Preparing Capable Decision Makers for an Uncertain Future within Underdeveloped, Degraded and Denied Operational Environments

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

PROGRAM EXECUTIVE OFFICE INTEGRATED WARFARE SYSTEMS WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

There are several ongoing themed discussions related to the uncertain future, the need for more adaptive leadership and fighting forces, and the delivery of collective results via the employment of smart power. These highlight and parallel the national discussion of national tools of powerall of government approach for complex international environments. Yet the author finds little or limited integrated discussion of these themes, beyond some generalizations. Wheeler 2012 points out that Boyd explained . . . material elements come in a poor third in deciding which side wins conflict -- after moral and mental factors. Likewise, he notes that Napoleon said, the moral is to the physical as three to one. This paper will explore several aspects of personnel developmental factors, including moral and mental factors, which may likely assist with the long-term preparation of capable decision makers who are able to act for the common good during an uncertain future in degraded, underdeveloped, and denied operational environments -- the real world and environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE