Accession Number : ADA309903

Title :   Training Leaders for Force XXI. An Azimuth for CGSOC Tactics Instruction.

Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Lau, Jeffrey D.

PDF Url : ADA309903

Report Date : 18 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : This monograph discusses attributes needed by tactical planners in the future and whether the CGSOC core tactics curriculum helps to develop these attributes in its students. Future battlefields will be confusing and ambiguous, requiring problem solvers with the capability to solve complex, divergent problems. The necessary skills are identified and CGSOC tactics instruction is examined to see if the curriculum is designed to develop these skills in tactical planners of the future. The monograph first examines two historical examples of militaries facing strategic and technological change, specifically the US and German Armies during the interwar period of 1920-1940. The two approaches to officer education are analyzed and compared to determine methods and procedures that worked during the interwar period and would also be useful in the situation facing the US Army today. A survey of current literature on leader development reveals the leader skills many feel will be required for success in future conflicts. An assessment of the CGSOC core tactics curriculum provides the basis for comparing what the Army needs to what the Army currently gets from its intermediate educational institution. Using Bloom's taxonomy of cognitive skills, the objectives of CGSOC tactics instruction are analyzed to determine the expertise level CGSOC students must demonstrate to successfully complete the course of instruction.

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *GENERAL OFFICERS, *MILITARY TACTICS, *FIELD GRADE OFFICERS, MILITARY HISTORY, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, DECISION MAKING, SKILLS, ARMY PERSONNEL, MILITARY DOCTRINE, BATTLEFIELDS, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, COGNITION, PROBLEM SOLVING, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, TACTICAL ANALYSIS, COURSES(EDUCATION), INSTRUCTIONS, STRATEGIC WARFARE, ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, ARMY PLANNING, LEADERSHIP TRAINING, BATTLE MANAGEMENT.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE