Accession Number : ADA293604

Title :   Operational Battle Command: Lessons for the Future,

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

Personal Author(s) : Morrison, Douglas J.

PDF Url : ADA293604

Report Date : 06 MAY 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : Future thinking, decisive decision-making, and leadership provide the foundation for the analysis of battle command in theory, doctrine1 and history. Classical and modern military theorists make the commander the central point for leadership and vision. The art of command, leadership, and generalship have long been subject to review and scrutiny. This has taken on additional emphasis with the publication of U.S. Army Field Manual (FM) 100-5, Operations, in 1993. FM 100-5 presented a discussion of command and leadership which is the subject of numerous articles in professional journals and presentations by senior Army leaders. This monograph provides a foundation for the discussion of battle command by first reviewing the theoretical underpinnings of command. Next follows a discussion of service, Army, and joint doctrine along with a discourse on U.S. Army doctrine since World War II. The examination covers the concepts of command in both the 1941 and 1949 versions of FM 100-5, Field Service Regulations: Operations. Finally, current doctrine is considered so that lessons can be drawn from the actions of successful operational commanders and applied to today's military.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *LEADERSHIP, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY HISTORY, WARFARE, GLOBAL, LESSONS LEARNED, ARMY PERSONNEL, ARMY TRAINING, MILITARY DOCTRINE, VISION, BATTLES, REGULATIONS, MANUALS, FIELD ARMY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE