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Military Leadership Studies

Added October 28, 2013
Type: Monograph
Changing Minds In The Army: Why It Is So Difficult and What To Do About It. Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Gerras, Dr. Leonard Wong.
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In a time of extraordinary fiscal and national security uncertainty, it seems naïve to assume that all, or even most, of a strategic leader’s current assumptions will be just as relevant several years into the future. This monograph highlights the need for Army senior leaders, in the midst of change, to periodically question their deep-seated beliefs on critical issues—and perhaps change their minds—rather than relying solely on what they have long believed to be true.
Added September 19, 2013
Type: Monograph
Closing the Candor Chasm: The Missing Element of Army Professionalism. Authored by Colonel Paul Paolozzi.
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If transparency and forthright communication are valued within the Army, why is candor nearly absent in doctrine and supporting literature? Stewards of the Profession build trust through authentic communication—educated, trained, and modeled in application. Candor cannot be muted, creating a chasm between what is espoused and communicated.
Added August 21, 2013
Type: Other
2013-14 Key Strategic Issues List. Edited by Professor John F. Troxell.
For several years, the Strategic Studies Institute has annually published the Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL). The overall purpose of this document is to make students and other researchers aware of strategic topics that are of special interest to the U.S. Army. Part I of KSIL is entitled "Army Priorities for Strategic Analysis" (APSA) and is a list of high-priority topics submitted by Headquarters, Department of the Army. Part II is entitled "Command Sponsored Topics" and represents the high-priority command-specific topics submitted by MACOMs and ASCCs. This KSIL provides military and civilian researchers worldwide a listing of the Army's most critical national security issues.
Added July 24, 2013
Type: Monograph
A Framework for Restructuring the Military Retirement System. Authored by Roy A. Wallace, Lieutenant Colonel David S. Lyle, Dr. John Z. Smith.
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The current military retirement system has been integral to sustaining the All Volunteer Force. Current federal budget challenges have raised concern that this program may become fiscally unsustainable.