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Chief, J35 Plans Div
Area(s) of Expertise: Operational and Strategic military planning, National Security Policy, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Korean Theater of Operations
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CHRISTOPHER P. GEHLER is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, and a member of the U.S. Army War College Class of 2005. He is currently assigned as the Chief of J35 Plans Division, U.S. Forces Korea. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1984 and was commissioned into aviation. Colonel Gehler has held a variety of command and staff assignments in the United States and overseas, including Chief of War Plans, XVIII Airborne Corps; Commander, 1st Battalion (Attack) 82d Aviation Regiment; and Senior Trainer, Aviation Division, Joint Readiness Training Center. Colonel Gehler is a veteran of Operations JUST CAUSE, DESERT SHIELD/STORM, and IRAQI FREEDOM. His other published monographs include Unity of Effort: Crisis Beyond the FSCL and Organization for Planning: The Corps-To-JTF Contingency Operation Scenario. COL Gehler holds a Master of Public Administration from Golden Gate University; is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; holds a Master of Military Arts and Science from the School for Advanced Military Studies (SAMS); is a graduate of the National Security Policy Program and holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
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Authored by LTC Christopher P Gehler.
This paper examines the new strategic reality and its implications on our officers' professional military education, as well as the concepts of individual and organizational agility, specifically investigating adaptability, innovation, and learning. The author recommends a model to develop agile leaders, while making the institutional system more agile as well.