Accession Number : ADA186663

Title :   Theater Strategy Training for Senior Leaders.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Kelly, James P

PDF Url : ADA186663

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : Remarks on the declining combat experience of the active military force introduce a discussion on the importance of capturing the lessons of previous wars in training and education programs for future senior Air Force leaders. A discussion follows comparing Air Force and Army terminology concerning the operational level of war and operational art to set the basis for a look at current training and education programs. The author presents his views on the need for emphasis in training and educating future senior combat leaders for the operational level of war, that area where national strategy is focused into theater and campaign strategy and linked to battlefield tactics. This need for training and education goes beyond the study of history and procedural knowledge into the area of enhancing intuition, instinct and judgement in the face of uncertain knowledge of the enemy. The senior service schools are offered as the forum for developing a foundation for these mental skills.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *MILITARY TRAINING, EDUCATION, TRAINING, AIR FORCE, HISTORY, WARFARE, VOCABULARY, BATTLEFIELDS, LINKAGES, MILITARY TACTICS, SCHOOLS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, ARMY PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE