Military History reference books, Army historical publications and biographies of key players are included in the collection. (2) What types of sources are required for a thorough, balanced account of the fight? (Biographies, operational histories, battle journals, after-action reports, war diaries, etc.) First-hand accounts, combined with outside assessment from impartial third parties are important to understand the situation. (3) What are the comprehensive bibliographies on the subject, and where are they?
Answer: FM 7-1. Topic:Battle Focused Training Question #8: How do commanders determine their units' METLs? Answer: Commanders determine their units' METLs based on war and external directives. Topic:Battle Focused Training Question #9: What do leaders use to assess soldier, leader, and unit proficiency? Answer: Leaders use evaluations and other feedback to assess soldier, leader, and unit proficiency.
From there, I’ll describe a situation that presented the challenge of changing the culture of the personnel of a graduated squadron commander I had the honor of interviewing. I’ll summarize the details of the situation, but attempt to focus more upon the influences and decisions he had to make to resolve the situation. From there I’ll analyze and compare this mentor’s handling of the situation and his leadership character as it pertains to this challenge against my own leadership philosophy. My personal leadership philosophy can really be boiled down into four tenants: Expertise, Standards, Team, and Humility. Expertise describes skill, knowledge, and proficiency required to lead a combat coded unit.
Examples that support the relevance and influence of Parker’s principles during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) are the rapid acquisition of the Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) model and troop surges in both conflicts. During the early phases of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S Forces entered combat operations using Vietnam and Cold War era equipment that proved to be insufficient in the operational environment. To overcome these equipment shortfalls, our national industrial base used advanced technology and research to develop and manufacture new vehicles, uniforms, and weaponry to increase our combat effectiveness. For instance, when coalition forces experienced a significant increase in casualties and deaths as a result of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), the Department of Defense (DOD) called upon America’s industrial base to develop and manufacture the MRAP. The reaction was overwhelming and resulted in
Every weapon classification that has been developed for military use is meant to serve a unique purpose in the complex tactical strategies that various modern infantry forces use around the globe. The development of the assault rifle and earlier types of small arms was influenced by significant historical origins. These historical origins range from the ancient discovery of gunpowder, to the arrival of modern warfare in the early twentieth century. The American M-16 and Russian AK-47 possess diverse backgrounds of military philosophy based on their designs and capabilities. The mass-production of these rival firearms and their modified variants during the Cold War era reflects the aspect that the United States and the USSR had established themselves as two dominant superpowers immediately following the post-war period in 1945.
Compare and contract the Israeli army and the American army Introduction In this project I will discuss the differences and the similarities between the Israeli army and the American army. We will compare and contrast: -The uniform -A womens role in the army -Volunteer Selection To begin, I will be explaining what is the ‘Army’ is and what its roles are. A military/army is an organization authorized by its greater society permitted to use lethal force, usually including use of weapons, in defending its country by combating actual threats. The military may have additional functions of use to its greater society, such as advancing a political agenda e.g. communism during cold war era, supporting or promoting economice expansion through imperialism, and as a form of internal social control.
How Professional Knowledge and Abilities Affect Career Success Edward Muna GEN 200 August 15, 2011 Heather Todd In a person’s career, the development of their professional knowledge and their abilities are important to be successful. Knowledge and abilities are gain through separate entities outside the organization. This paper will explain the Army’s Non-Commission Officer Education System and the levels offered through its Non-Commissioned Officers Academy, what each NCOES school offers, and how knowledge and abilities gained will affect a person’s career success. It will give a general understanding of the Army’s enlisted structure and the importance of the NCOES. Professional Organization The Army and its Non-Commissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) provides the Army’s leaders continuing professional knowledge through a solid foundation to build the skills needed to lead and train the Army of the future.
International Politics, School of Social Sciences 6. Can and should political actors be controlled? Explain with reference to military. Word count: 1, 814 In contemporary world politics those referred to as ‘political actors’ have the potential to significantly influence events within the international arena. Depending on the resources at their disposal and the power and influence they are able to wield there are varying degrees constraints encountered by political actors as well as promising opportunities to assert authority1.
Military communication has played an important role in transmitting information, orders, and reports both in the field and at sea and between command centres and deployed units both in the field and at sea. Information is transmitted from superiors to subordinates utilizing the chain of command system. “The American Heritage dictionary of English language” defines Chain of command as a system where by authority is passed down from the top through a series of executive positions or military ranks in which each is accountable to the one directly superior. Individual unit leaders exercise command by communicating orders and instruction of commanders to their respective units. Traditionally, military communication had been in the form of sending and receiving signals.
More recent conceptualisations of leadership include contingency theory (), and transformational leadership (). Each of these theoretical models has a contribution to make in forming a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between leadership and organizational change and we shall explore how adopting a definition for leadership or organizational change infers the role of the other. However we define leadership, the concepts of organizational change and leadership can be argued to be inextricably linked. If a leader was not able to effect any change within an organization then it is hard to imagine a way in which such a leader could be effective in their role. Thus organizational change is at the very heart of a leader’s role.