Accession Number : ADA191436

Title :   An Ethical Army Leadership - Real or Wanting?

Descriptive Note : Study project rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Braun, William W

PDF Url : ADA191436

Report Date : 30 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : Ethics and ethical behavior are critical issues for the military. This subject is considered to be so important that it is the theme that underlies the motto of the United States Military Academy at West Point - duty, honor, country. Ethical conduct is a required behavior of every soldier and yet there are frequent reports of ethical lapses, even among the most senior, the most influential of our military leaders. This study addresses this issue of ethics and asks the question, Is the ethical climate of the army in need of significant improvement? It examines past studies of military professionalism, writings on the subject of ethics in the military and the results of a survey of the students of the US Army War College class of 1988 as to their assessment of their Brigade/Brigade equivalent commanders, during their tenure as battalion commanders. The conclusions and recommendations of this study address perceived weaknesses in our Army Schools System, senior officer leadership at the highest levels and the Army Officer Evaluation Report System.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *BEHAVIOR, *LEADERSHIP, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, ARMY OPERATIONS, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, ETHICS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, SCHOOLS, STUDENTS, SURVEYS, UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE