Accession Number:

ADA592900

Title:

Responding to Strategic and Organizational Uncertainty: Developing Army Leaders after Iraq and Afghanistan

Descriptive Note:

Civilian research project

Corporate Author:

GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

This analysis suggests the current Army strategic leadership competencies are necessary but insufficient. Todays Army leaders constitute the most combat-experienced force fielded in recent memory however, much of this experience reflects a decade of experience in counterinsurgency that may only be partially relevant for other uncertain strategic challenges. In addition, a combination of pressing and complex factors of organizational uncertainty complicates todays efforts in developing leaders, and more importantly, limits leaders from achieving their strategic potential. This paper suggests leader development efforts reinforce critical thinking and problem solving skills with bilateral mentorship, accrual of personal knowledge, and mind fitness to respond to strategic and organizational uncertainty and preserve the competitive advantage of the U.S. Army.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE