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Added October 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
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.
Added September 01, 2003
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
Improving Accountability for Effective Command Climate: A Strategic Imperative. Authored by COL Steven M. Jones.
The Army Transformation process and endstate will entail a new cultural mindset. More than ever before, organizational (command) climate will become an increasingly significant prerequisite for unit effectiveness and combat readiness. Strategic remedies relating to unit climate assessment, leader development, performance appraisal, and accountability systems are proposed.
Added September 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
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.
Added July 01, 2003
Type: Monograph
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.