Accession Number : ADA309480

Title :   Accountability - The Pillar of Successful Command.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Phillips, James R., Jr

PDF Url : ADA309480

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This research project explores the principle of accountability and its relationship to successful command in the military. Recent events in the Air Force have highlighted the need for increased accountability for misdeeds and errors. Air Force senior leadership has tackled the problem head-on by emphasizing the importance of accountability and creating personnel policies that lead to increased accountability. This paper suggests there are several layers of accountability that impact overall unit performance. New Air Force guidance on this issue is addressing only individual accountability and there is a wider spectrum that needs attention. This paper also suggests that the Air Force guidance, while beneficial in some respects, may have an undesired impact on overall performance.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *ACCOUNTABILITY, POLICIES, LEADERSHIP, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, ETHICS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE