Accession Number : ADA298142

Title :   Halsey and Spruance: A Study in Operational-Tactical Command.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Ledson, D. I.

PDF Url : ADA298142

Report Date : 16 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL POSTS TO WHICH ANY MILITARY OFFICER CAN ASPIRE IS THAT OF OPERATIONAL COMMANDER OF NATIONAL JOINT OR COMBINED FORCES. IT IS CRITICAL BECAUSE THE PERSON IN THAT POSITION HAS A VERY GREAT POTENTIAL TO ASSURE EITHER THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF THE MILITARY FORCES ENTRUSTED TO THEM. OPERATIONAL COMMANDERS STAND ASTRIDE BOTH THE STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL LEVELS OF WAR. THEY ARE REQUIRED TO TRANSLATE STRATEGIC GOALS AND TASKS INTO MILITARILY ACHIEVABLE OPERATIONAL, OR EVEN STRATEGIC GOALS. IF THERE IS A CONGRUENCE BETWEEN ENDS AND MEANS AND STRATEGY THEN THE OPERATIONAL COMMANDER MUST ENSURE THAT THE THREE ELEMENTS ARE HARMONIZED.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY TACTICS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, OFFICER PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE