Accession Number : ADA309926

Title :   Mental Models and Operations Other than War.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

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

Personal Author(s) : Cranford, Teddy C.

PDF Url : ADA309926

Report Date : 14 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : This monograph discusses the relationship between mental models and Operations Other Than War (OOTW). It ties that relationship to the U.S. Army's capstone doctrinal manual FM 100-5 to develop a systems approach to the problem. The goal of the monograph is to identify possible points of leverage for army forces conducting OOTW missions. The monograph develops a system model for military operations. It uses historical case studies and theoretical works to construct base line mental models for this system of military operations. It divides the military operating system into four components: policy makers, planners, executors, and the enemy. The monograph then explains the influence these mental models have on OOTW missions. Finally, it examines the role of doctrine in forming mental models. It compares current mental models with the doctrine contained in FM 100-5 concerning OOTW.

Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY HISTORY, POLICIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, DECISION MAKING, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, THREATS, ARMY PERSONNEL, ARMY TRAINING, MILITARY DOCTRINE, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), MORALE, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, CASE STUDIES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, CONFLICT, ARMY PLANNING, MILITARY TACTICS, MENTAL ABILITY, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE