Accession Number:

ADA591139

Title:

Leader Development of Cyber Soldiers through Mission Command

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-06-13

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

Technology and the digital environment have introduced and influenced one of the most dynamic and asymmetric battlefields of the 21st century. The vulnerability of ever-expanding Department of Defense DoD digital resources has led to increased concerns over the segregation of these resources across the government. The ever-growing joint and interagency operational environment will mold cyber warriors and shift the dynamics of how to develop cyber leaders. Commanders must develop dynamic, knowledgeable leaders to combat the emerging cyber threats while establishing learning environments that allow for disciplined initiative. Futhermore, organizations must have an established culture that fosters prudent risk while ensuring that failure in the system is survivable. Lastly, organizations must learn from their failures by converting lessons observed into lessons learned. Due to the demands of cyberspace, a cyber warrior must be agile, adaptive, and technically and tactically proficient in defending the network. The direct correlation between Mission Command and cyber leader development was inconclusive due to a large number of variables, although the research proved that elements of Mission Command are guiding potential development of cyber leaders.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE