Accession Number : ADA293698

Title :   Reciprocal Dependence: Operational Commanders and Their Staffs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Covell, Cynthia A.

PDF Url : ADA293698

Report Date : 13 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Operational commanders and their staffs have different roles and responsibilities at the operational level of war, but each is dependent on the other for mission accomplishment. They work synergistically to meet the demands of modern warfare. Commanders must have a vision; staff officers support the vision and take care of the detailed work. Both commanders and staff officers must be honest and competent. A review of the job requirements of operational commanders and their staff, reveals the importance of the commander-staff relationship in achieving the mission. Historical examples of commanders and their staffs are cited as examples of the commander-staff dynamic. Today's operational commanders must prepare staff officers to be the operational leaders of tomorrow.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *LEADERSHIP, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY HISTORY, WARFARE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, JOBS, MISSIONS, MILITARY TRAINING, VISION, OFFICER PERSONNEL, SYNERGISM.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE