Accession Number : ADA297872

Title :   Gallipoli -- Operational Leadership: Another Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Thompson, Ronald N.

PDF Url : ADA297872

Report Date : 16 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The key to operational art lies with the Commander. Superb leadership skills, including high moral character, courage and competence, joined with an understanding of the fundamentals of operational design will foster success, even in the most difficult of circumstances. Operating with foreign nationals in a combined operation necessitates the leader being sensitive to his subordinates customs, culture and interests to ensure unity of effort and/or command. The determined efforts of the Turkish defense forces on Gallipoli, under the command of a German General, are used to highlight the importance of operational leadership to the effective application of operational art to any campaign or major operation. Superior leadership enabled the Turks to withstand the strenuous assaults of the Allies for over ten months. The unusual command relationship employed by the Turks at Gallipoli provides valuable insights to today's combat leaders thrust into similar types of situations with either the United Nations or in other combined operations. jg p.3

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, SKILLS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), GERMANY, ETHICS, PERSONNEL, MILITARY TRAINING, UNITED NATIONS, THRUST, TURKEY.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE