Accession Number : ADA140962

Title :   The Infantry Battalion Commander as a Boundary Role Person.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Mattingly,R. T. , Jr

Report Date : 26 MAR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : The infantry battalion commander today occupies the most critical middle manager position in the United States Army. This stress filled position has a high probability for ambiguity and conflict. The battalion commander is not only the 'man-in-the-middle' for integrating and implementing policies and programs. He is often caught in the middle between the demands made on him by his superiors and those required and expected of him by his organization. This thesis examines the critical middle manager role of the battalion commander. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military commanders, *Infantry, *Battalion level organizations, *Roles(Behavior), Stress(Psychology), Ambiguity, Conflict, Frustration, Policies, Management planning and control, Organizations, Charts, Leadership, Decision making, Combat readiness, Job satisfaction, Anxiety, Theses

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE