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Developing Adaptive Leaders: The Crucible Experien... Cover Image
Added July 01, 2004
Developing Adaptive Leaders: The Crucible Experience of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Authored by Dr. Leonard Wong.
Within the complex environment of postwar Iraq, junior officers are being developed into creative, innovative, and independent leaders. This unique leader development opportunity is a result of the ambiguous, complex, and unpredictable environment of postwar Iraq.
Army Professional Expertise and Jurisdictions... Cover Image
Added October 01, 2003
Army Professional Expertise and Jurisdictions. Authored by Colonel Richard A. Lacquement, Jr..
The most important purpose of this framework is to provide a mechanism for HOW TO THINK about Army expert knowledge and jurisdictions.
Strategic Leadership Competencies... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2003
Strategic Leadership Competencies. Authored by Dr. Leonard Wong, Dr. Stephen J. Gerras, COL William Kidd, COL Robert Pricone, COL Richard Swengros.
The strategic leadership literature is replete with long lists of the knowledge, skills, and abilities. Looking across the literature on strategic leadership, current Army strategic leader competencies, and the future environment, six meta-competencies can be derived: identity, mental agility, cross-cultural savvy, interpersonal maturity, world-class warrior, and professional astuteness.
Why They Fight: Combat Motivation in the Iraq War... Cover Image
Added July 01, 2003
Why They Fight: Combat Motivation in the Iraq War. Authored by Dr. Leonard Wong, COL Thomas A. Kolditz, LTC Raymond A. Millen, COL Terrence M. Potter.
Today's U.S. soldiers, much like soldiers of the past, fight for each other. Researchers also found that soldiers cited ideological reasons such as liberation, freedom, and democracy as important factors in combat motivation.
Educating International Security Practitioners: Pr... Cover Image
Added July 01, 2001
Educating International Security Practitioners: Preparing to Face the Demands of the 21st Century International Security Environment. Authored by Dr. Robert H. Dorff, Brigadier General Daniel J. Kaufman, Dr. James M. Smith, Dr. Linda P. Brady.
The authors examine the challenges of the 21st century international security environment to which future strategic leaders and policy practitioners will need to respond.
Generations Apart: Xers and Boomers in the Officer... Cover Image
Added October 01, 2000
Generations Apart: Xers and Boomers in the Officer Corps. Authored by Dr. Leonard Wong.
The author points out that Generation X officers are more confident in their abilities, perceive loyalty differently, want more balance between work and family, and are not intimidated by rank.
Future Leadership, Old Issues, New Methods... Cover Image
Added March 01, 2000
Future Leadership, Old Issues, New Methods. Edited by Dr. Douglas V. Johnson, II.
Each year, the Army After Next Seminar students are asked to orient their Strategy Research Papers on topics appropriate to the programs 30-years in the future focus. Thirty years ago, the United States Army was deeply involved in Vietnam and in the Cold War.
Army Professionalism, the Military Ethic, and Offi... Cover Image
Added December 01, 1999
Army Professionalism, the Military Ethic, and Officership in the 21st Century. Authored by Major John A. Nagl, Colonel Tony Pfaff, Dr. Don M. Snider.
The authors first describe the ethical, technical, and political components of military professionalism and then address the causes for the decline. They conclude by proposing a set of principles which, if adhered to, will reinvigorate the vision of the officer corps and motivate the corps to selfless service.
On Diversity... Cover Image
Added June 01, 1998
On Diversity. Authored by LTC Andre H. Sayles.
He provides important arguments in support of the Army's Consideration of Others Program.
Making Do with Less, or Coping with Upton's Ghost... Cover Image
Added May 01, 1995
Making Do with Less, or Coping with Upton's Ghost. Authored by Dr. Eliot A. Cohen.
Each April the Strategic Studies Institute hosts a conference that addresses key strategic issues facing the Armed Forces and the Nation. This year's theme, "Strategy During the Lean Years: Learning from the Past and the Present," brought together scholars, serving and retired military officers, and civilian defense officials from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to discuss strategy formulation in times of penury from Tacitus to Force XXI.
Another View of the Revolution in Military Affairs... Cover Image
Added July 01, 1994
Another View of the Revolution in Military Affairs. Authored by Mr. Jeffrey R. Cooper.
He urges defense planners to determine what strategic--as opposed to operational-- benefits might be derived from the RMA. He contends that making the internal reforms that will be required will be as challenging as coming to terms with the operational and strategic implications of the new technologies.