Accession Number : ADA195238

Title :   Stress and the Senior Leader: A Proposed Stress Reduction Program for the Military.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Chiaverotti, Gary R

PDF Url : ADA195238

Report Date : 30 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : Much research has been done on the causes, effects, and treatment of battle stress. Recognizing that any decrease in effectiveness on the field of battle translates into a decrease in combat power, most works have been concentrated on the front line combat soldier. Volumes have been written with the purpose of ensuring that officers, the leaders in combat, have the requisite knowledge to minimize the psychological impact of sustained operations on the combat effectiveness of their men. The leader's problem is magnified by the uncertain, fluid, and ambiguous nature of the environment he must make decisions in, and the grave consequence of wrong decisions. This study explores, through literature review, the causes and effects of battle stress, and ways to minimize the impact of battle stress on the senior leader. Based on this review, a training system to minimize the effects of battle stress on the senior leader which will fit into the current military officer's educational system, is proposed.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), BATTLES, IMPACT, LEADERSHIP, LITERATURE SURVEYS, POWER, PSYCHOLOGY, REDUCTION, STRESSES, TRAINING, EDUCATION, OFFICER PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE