Accession Number : ADA307122

Title :   Let Us Lead Toward Ability to Fight

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 95-Jan 96,

Corporate Author : NAVAL DOCTRINE COMMAND NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s) : Appleton, Daniel S.

PDF Url : ADA307122

Report Date : 22 JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This treatise examines consequences of alternative styles of leadership in designing and managing naval warships: (1) Leading toward intermediate goals aimed mainly at keeping equipment working, as compared to (2) leading toward ultimate goals of effective performance during violent combat. Consequences of intermediate leadership goals include distorted shipboard organization, inability to remain aware of changes in battle readiness, and shipborad environments lacking sense of purpose. Major potential remedies include designation of combat team leaders as the 'Real VIPs' on board. Provision of effective combat uniforms, elimination of conditions that exacerbate the impacts of stress and violence, and and designation of designed capabilities as the primary basis for keeping track of changes in readiness. Appendix summarizes published materials providing detailed discussions.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *NAVAL PLANNING, *NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT), ORGANIZATIONS, NAVY, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), SHIPBOARD, NAVAL WARFARE, ELIMINATION, DISTORTION, UNIFORMS.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE