Accession Number : ADA293499

Title :   Innovation in the 21ST Century: Reconciling Technological Expertise with Military Genius,

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Dec 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Guthrie, Samuel A.

PDF Url : ADA293499

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : As the United States Army prepares for the 21st Century, few things are as certain as the tremendous influence that emerging technologies will have on military capability. The purpose of this monograph is to establish how you reconcile technological expertise with military genius. To resolve this question, the monograph begins by examining definitions and theories for genius, expertise, technology and innovation. This includes an investigation of the effects of technology on the battlefield, and a redefinition of tactical innovation. Next, the 'directed telescope'innovations of Field Marshal Montgomery and General George S Patton Jr. are analyzed. A comparative analysis examines the Army Battle Command System and the directed telescope. Finally, synthesis is achieved through formulation of a theoretical model that casts light on the innovative process of the battle commander in combat. 'The Battlefield 500' model parallels the battle commander in combat, exploiting opportunity through innovation. (MM)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *INTELLIGENCE(HUMANS), MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY HISTORY, LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, BATTLEFIELDS, PROBLEM SOLVING, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), MILITARY TACTICS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE