Accession Number : ADA309539

Title :   The Battalion Commander's Handbook, 1996.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Gannon, Thomas P. ; Gross, Alfred H. ; Cooney, Harold E. ; Flood, Richard J. ; Holton, Walter L.

PDF Url : ADA309539

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : The Battalion Commander's Handbook, 1996 is the fifth of a series of similar books published by the U.S. Army War College since 1977. The purpose of the book is to provide useful tips, ideas, information, philosophy, and guidance to newly designated and incumbent battalion commanders. The instrument used to gather this information was a comprehensive survey that asked open-ended questions of former Army battalion commanders, who were students at the United States Army War College Class of 1996. The survey response rate was 50%. The raw responses were collated and typed into a searchable data base maintained by Parameters. All survey responses were carefully considered and categorized by subject matter experts who have considerable experience in that area of command. For inclusion in this book, the survey responses had to meet the criteria of clarity, insight, and common sense. Rather than post a single solution to a particular problem or subject area, multiple recommendations were included whenever possible.

Descriptors :   *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *HANDBOOKS, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *LEADERSHIP TRAINING, DATA BASES, DEPLOYMENT, SKILLS, COMBAT SUPPORT, TASK FORCES, RECRUITING, FAMILY MEMBERS, SURVEYS, RESPONSE, MISSIONS, MEDIA, GUIDANCE, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, INACTIVATION, COMMUNITY RELATIONS, PEACEKEEPING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE