Army Leader Development Strategy: Developing Brigade Level Leaders through Balance, Emphasis, and Approach
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The U.S. Army has always placed a premium on quality leadership, and its ability to train, develop and mentor exemplary leaders. Over the past decade the Army has reenergized its research related to leader development in the interest of unifying efforts, capitalizing on operational experience, and preparing the next generation of officers for the coming changes to the force between our current state and the end of decade projects. Resulting from this and similar research, multiple articles, reports, and other literature continues to be published most significant in outlining guidance and strategic direction for Army leader development is the Army Leader Development Strategy ALDS. This strategy applies a process driven approach to cultivating leaders. The Army Mission Command Strategy AMCS applies a process similar in approach, related to the philosophy of mission command. But do these organizational level strategies account for and provide appropriate emphasis, an integrated approach, and balance enabling application of the strategies for unit level leaders This study assesses applicability and adequacies of the Army Leader Development Strategy to leader develop at the brigade level. This thesis identifies and determines utility in the links between common elements or factors of Mission Command and the Army Leader Development Strategy to assist commanders in creating leader development programs within brigade level organizations which provide appropriate emphasis, an integrated approach, and balance enabling application of the strategies for unit level leaders.
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