Accession Number : ADA308629

Title :   Leadership in the Army and Leadership Surveys Over the Last Twenty-Five Years. What Have We Found?

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Adams, Roy H., Jr

PDF Url : ADA308629

Report Date : 01 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Over the last twenty-five years the Army has conducted many studies to analyze the feelings of the Army's leadership on key issues. This paper examines five such studies: three conducted by the Army, one by the author, and one by Volker C. Franke, a Doctoral Candidate at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. The studies by the Army were conducted in the 1970s and 1980s on the Army as a whole. The author's study was based on a survey given to the 1996 U. S. Army War College class and Mr. Franke's study was based on a survey given to cadets at the United States Military Academy in 1996. This paper reviews the findings of each study and tries to answer the question, 'What has the Army learned from these leadership surveys over the last twenty-five years?' In a changing global and military environment, leadership expectations, skills, and requirements have remained remarkably constant. Theaders continue to be value oriented and expect the military to provide them the place to live out these values.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *ARMY PERSONNEL, UNITED STATES, ENVIRONMENTS, SURVEYS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, CADETS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE