Accession Number : ADA309535

Title :   General George C. Marshall, Strategic Leadership and Coalition Warfare.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Condit, Howard

PDF Url : ADA309535

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : One of the United States' foremost generals and one of its leading diplomats was General George C. Marshall. General Marshall's strategic leadership played a crucial role in mobilizing the US Army prior to and during World War II and in developing and executing the Grand Allied Strategy that defeated Germany and Japan. Draft FM 22-103 defines strategic leadership as the process used by a leader to affect the achievement of a desirable and clearly understood vision by influencing the organizational culture, allocating resources, directing through policy and directive and building consensus within a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous global environment which is marked by opportunities and threats. The strategic leader competencies are the foundation of the strategic leader's ability to lead in the strategic environment. General Marshall was a strategic leader who formulated, coordinated and applied the ends, ways and means to develop and execute the Allied Grand Strategy, and the strategic leader competencies were keystones in the foundation of his leadership. Today, senior military leaders studying the strategic leadership competencies of General Marshall will gain useful insight into joint and combined operations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *LEADERSHIP, *SKILLS, *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, *GENERAL OFFICERS, *DIPLOMATS, MILITARY STRATEGY, POLICIES, ARMY PERSONNEL, MOBILIZATION, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, JAPAN, CAREERS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, GERMANY, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATION THEORY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE