Accession Number : ADA183644

Title :   Wing DCO (Deputy Commander for Operations) Leadership: As It Affects Middle Managers (Majors).

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Schreiber,Donald R

PDF Url : ADA183644

Report Date : May 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This report includes information from surveys and interviews which document concerns aircrews have with aspiring to the Deputy Commander for Operations (DCO) position. The DCO position is described per Air Force and Strategic Air Command (SAC) regulations. Views of the DCO position and how it effects majors is presented from the DCO and majors' perspectives. Failure to involve majors in reponsible tasks is seen as the problem to overcome. DCOs must delegate some of their tasks so they have time to be leaders. Examples of how the DCO can motivate qualified majors to aspire to senior leadership positions are provided. Solutions strengthen the entire DCO complex. While the report focuses on the DCO complex, it has applicability to any wing deputate and its middle managers.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, AIR FORCE, FLIGHT CREWS, SUPERVISORS, STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND, MANAGEMENT, CAREERS, PERSONNEL RETENTION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE