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MACARTHUR MILITARY LEADERSHIP WRITING PROGRAM SERVE YOUR SOLDIERS TO HIM   

By its very nature leadership is complex. There are many precepts and values on which to base a leadership philosphy; however, selfless sevice with its three components(service to yoursoldiers, to your unit and to the nation) is one of the most critical elements of battlefields ...Read more >

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ETHICS IN OPERATIONS : A HISTORIANS PERSPECTIVE  

On four fateful nights at the end of July and the beginning of August 1943, the Royal Air Force’s Bomber Command attacked the major German port and industrial city of Hamburg. Hamburg was home to the Bloem and Voss shipyards which had given birth to the German battleship Bismarck and dozens of other German warships, not to mention hundreds of U-boats. The British bombers – with several squadrons of the newly formed No.6 Group (RCAF) among them - did not, however, aim specifically at the ...Read more >

11 Pages
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HOW WILL THE INDIAN MILITARYS UPGRADE AND MODERNIZATION OF ITS ISR, PRECISION STRIKE AND MISSILE DEFENSE AFFECT THE STABILITY IN SOUTH ASIA?  

India has made a concerted effort to upgrade its ISR, precision strike, and missile defense capabilities as it competes with China and Pakistan for regional power. The Phalcon Airborne Warning and Control System, Su-30MKI fighter-bomber aircraft, and S-300PMU surface-to-air missile system are some examples of the new capabilities India is acquiring. I argue that if India continues its military modernization, Pakistan will become more insecure. The increase in the conventional military ...Read more >

89 Pages
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JOINT CLOSE AIR SUPPORT IN THE LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT  

During the Gulf War, millions of people around the globe, courtesy of CNN, witnessed the seemingly massive use of precision-guided weapons against Iraqi targets in the largest air campaign since World War II. Most of the missions were flown against Iraqi targets with no friendly forces on the ground. This type of air campaign is known as Deep Air Support, or ‘DAS’. Equally as important, but receiving less spectacular news coverage, is Close Air support, or ‘CAS’. When conducting CAS missions, ...Read more >

81 Pages
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MENTORING OF WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE   

Women became a permanent part of the Armed Forces in 1948. Over the last ten years, the percentage of women in the United States Air Force (USAF) has increased over 38 percent. This steady increase in female USAF professionals has been accompanied by significant increases in the percentages of women in the senior officer and enlisted ranks. USAF women are progressing well professionally, even when compared to their civilian counterparts. This paper uses independent research and survey inputs ...Read more >

47 Pages
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AN ETHICS COMPARISON BETWEEN THE MILITARY AND BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL : DOES SOCIETY HOLD THE MILITARY PROFESSIONAL TO A HIGHER STANDARD?  

Every individual possesses a morality compass. A morality compass is an individual’s inner voice that provides guidance whenever an ethical dilemma presents itself. I firmly believe that an individual’s morality compass is calibrated through innate knowledge, personal experiences, personal values, and organizational affiliations. In this research paper, I will focus on the organizational affiliation aspect. Society employs a set of ethical standards that it expects all individuals to follow. ...Read more >

30 Pages
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NUCLEAR LESSONS FOR CYBER SECURITY?   

Identifying “revolutions in military affairs” is arbitrary, but some inflection points in technological change are larger than others: for example, the gunpowder revolution in early modern Europe, the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century, the second industrial revolution of the early twentieth century, and the nuclear revolution in the middle of the last century.1 In this century, we can add the information revolution that has produced today’s extremely rapid growth of cyberspace. ...Read more >

21 Pages
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ESTABLISHING A SUITABLE TACTICAL DESIGN MODEL FOR CLEAR-HOLD-BUILD COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS   

The execution of the Baghdad Security Plan in 2007 to 2008 marked a turning point in United States (U.S.) Army counterinsurgency (COIN) methodology. It highlighted decentralized execution utilizing the maneuver battalion as the prime unit of employment. The plan incorporated the tenets of COIN operations--particularly the Clear-Hold-Build (C-H-B) approach outlined in Field Manual (FM) 3-24, Counterinsurgency, released in December of 2006. As battalions began execution of C-H-B operations, a ...Read more >

121 Pages
2.70 MB
COMPARING MODELS FOR THE RESTORATION OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES DURING COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS  

What is the military’s most effective model for restoring essential services during counterinsurgency operations? That research question drove this monograph to compare the most popular restoration model, the SWEAT Model (created by the Army Engineer School), against a new model, the Factor-Precedence Model (created by the author). Military and civilian experts have produced various models to provide tools that help practitioners understand, prioritize, and execute essential services ...Read more >

108 Pages
2.85 MB
BREAKING THE MOLD : IDENTIFYING AND DEVELOPING TOP TALENT USING A NEWOFFICER EVALUATION  

This monograph seeks to answer the primary research question of how can the Army improve its officer evaluation report in order to evaluate current doctrinal competencies, and better differentiate its top, middle, and bottom performers. The research applies evaluation theory to two case studies in order to determine best practices for a future Army evaluation. The cases involved are the Army’s current officer evaluation system and the Marine Corps Fitness Report (FITREP). The monograph ...Read more >

59 Pages
2.75 MB
SOF PROFESSION OF ARMS : A SOF UNIQUE REQUIREMENT FOR SPECIAL FORCES OFFICERS ATTENDING INTERMEDIATE LEVEL EDUCATION  

The purpose ofthis research was to identify the SOF unique educational requirements for SF Officers attending CGSC's ILE. This question came to the forefront at the Command and General Staff College when the United States Army Special Operations Command requested JPME I credit for Officers attending the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterrey CA. The purpose was to find additional opportunities to develop the SF major in order to meet the changing global environment the SF officer would operate ...Read more >

57 Pages
3.23 MB
STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION THROUGH DESIGN : A NARRATIVE APPROACH  

The United States Army needs doctrine that addresses strategic communication based upon design while incorporating existing principles of strategic communication and narrative theory together with an updated communication theory. Lack of doctrine at both Joint and Army levels results in the failure of the United States Army to synchronize strategic communication efforts within the operational and tactical levels.Understanding how to use strategic communication as an element of United States ...Read more >

65 Pages
1.35 MB
INTEGRATING STAFF ELEMENTS, PERSONALITY TYPE AND GROUPTHINK   

This monograph presents original research that seeks to reveal the relationship between individual personality type and attitudes about the Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP). It questions the relevance and validity of the current MDMP process, and offers practical suggestions towards avoiding groupthink within integrating staff elements. The U.S. Army has been using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as a research tool since the 1980s. The personalities of people involved in the MDMP ...Read more >

46 Pages
1.10 MB
SPECIAL OPERATIONS AND CONVENTIONAL FORCES : HOW TO IMPROVE UNITY OF EFFORT USING AFGHANISTAN AS A CASE STUDY  

The purpose of this monograph is to offer some practical solutions to building unity of effort between Special Operations Forces (SOF) and conventional forces using operations in Afghanistan from 2001 until 2009 as a case study. The conclusion is that there are three imperatives to ensuring unity of effort between SOF and conventional forces. The first is to ensure that SOF operations and plans are nested with the overall theater campaign plan and if there is no overall theater campaign plan ...Read more >

64 Pages
1.00 MB
FUTURE TRAINIG CONCEPTS  

The United States Army is currently at a major crossroads with respect to training. Experiences from the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the introduction ofArmy Field Manual 3-0, Operations, and its equal importance placed on offensive operations, defensive operations, and stability operations, combined with the necessity to be prepared for future conflicts all present a complex problem for Army. Further complicating the situationis increasingly limited resources for the military. ...Read more >

59 Pages
1.44 MB
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