Accession Number : ADA300134

Title :   Studying the History of Chemical Warfare to Prepare Chemical Officers for the Future.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, 2 Aug 94-2 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Smith, James E.

PDF Url : ADA300134

Report Date : 02 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The United States Army Chemical School faces many challenges in training and educating chemical officers for the future. This study investigates the question of whether studying the history of chemical warfare can prepare chemical officers to function as effective leaders in combat and in operations other than war. This study answers this question by analyzing the author's six objectives of the leader development process (qualities required of chemical officers in the future), analyzing the three pillars of the leader development process and examining the components of the leader development process (simulation, doctrine, and military history) that are used by the Chemical School to train and educate chemical officers. This study investigates why studying the history of chemical warfare should be included into the curriculum at the Chemical School and how studying the history of chemical warfare supports the accomplishment of the leader development objectives. The study concludes with recommendations to chemically personalize the Chickamauga Staff Ride and integrate the use of chemically focused vignettes, articles, and battle analysis into the curriculum at the Chemical School. jg p.2

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *CHEMICAL WARFARE, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, SIMULATION, WARFARE, SCHOOLS, SUPPORTS, BATTLES, LEADERSHIP TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE