The Human in Command: Exploring the Modern Military Experience ; [ Proceedings of a NATO RTO Workshop on The Human in Command, Held June 8 - 12, 1998, in Kingston, Jamaica ]

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Carol McCann, Ross Pigeau
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 30, 2000 - Psychology - 441 pages
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MAJOR-GENERAL M. K. JEFFERY Command, and mdeed the human in command, has always been key to milItary operations. The complexIty and tempo of modern operations make this statement even more true today than in the past. However, both the military and the research 2 communities have tended to treat command and control (C ) from a limited per spective. For too long, command and control have been considered as if they were a single concept, with control often dominatmg our study. Indeed, in many 2 cases we have divorced operational C from the military institution itself, resulting in disconnects and inefficiencies. Then, in an attempt to overcome these self-inflicted deficiencies, we have pursued the Holy Grail of technology, hoping that it 2 would solve our C problems. Only now, as we start to realize technology's costs 2 and limitations, are we looking critically at C This book attempts to take such a look. The contributions that make up this book are the product of a June 1998 NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) workshop called The Human m Command. Far from being purely an academIc exercise, this gathenng brought together milI 2 tary leaders and civilian scientists to discuss C's central pragmatic and conceptual issues-its assumptions, its practices, and its organization. Indeed, in recent years there has been mounting evidence that both our society and Its military institutions are facing organizational crises.
  

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Contents

The Human in Command
1
The Nature of Command
9
The Human in Command A Personal View
17
Command Experiences in Rwanda
29
The Fog of War A Personal Experience of Leadership
51
Command and Control in Stressful Conditions
65
Command and Leadership in Other Peoples Wars
83
Establishing Command IntentA Case Study The Encirclement of the Ruhr March 1945
93
Dynamic Decision Making in Command and Control
233
SelfAssessment of Command Performance and Feedback in Multiforce Training
249
A SchemaBased Approach to Measuring Team Decision Making in a Navy Combat Information Center
263
Communication of Intent in Military Command and Control System
279
Misplaced Loyalties Military Culture and the Breakdown of Discipline in Two Peace Operations
293
Morale Cohesion and Confidence in Leadership Unit Climate Dimensions for Canadian Soldiers on Operations
311
Coping with Interrogations
333
Stressors Face by Commanders in Three Operational Environments The Gulf Bosnia and Northern Ireland
345

Time Tempo and Command
111
United States Army Leadership Doctrine for the Twentyfirst Century
127
Human Problems in Organizational Devolution
147
Redefining Command and Control
163
Developing Practical Thinking for Battle Command
185
Command and Control A Biased Combinations?
201
Mission Command in Ambiguous Situations
217
Training of HigherLevel Joint Commanders
357
Relative Efficacy of an Open versus a Restricted Communication Structure for Command and Control Decision Making an Experimental Study
369
Research Challenges for the Human in Command
387
The Contributors
411
Index
417
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