US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States
The purpose of the study is to understand the roles of leader development in the generation of a competent tactical signal force. The research is significant as it provides insight into the challenges the Signal Corps has experienced since the advent of the Armys modularity concept with a specific focus at the Brigade Combat Team. The research question is How has the implementation of U.S. Army modular force structure affected the leader development of Signal Corps officers in tactical organizations This qualitative research study uses a comparative case study methodology. The Army Leader Requirements Model of Leads, Develops, and Achieves is the theoretical framework used to examine the role leader development has in ensuring the training and technical competency of tactical signal forces. Three case studies which analyze the signal leader development are pre-modular, modular, and Division Signal Battalion pilot program. Each case study is used to answer the secondary research question, before answering the primary research question.