Academic journal article Military Review

From the Editor

Academic journal article Military Review

From the Editor

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In this issue, Military Review focuses on leadership. Most of the leadership articles were written by recently graduated students of the Command and General Staff Officer Course as submissions for the Command and General Staff College's MacArthur Leadership Award. These articles cover a wide range of leadership issues and reflect some original thought on leadership and leader development.

This issue begins with a retrospective of leadership principles by General Bruce C. Clarke, U.S. Army, Retired. Clarke was a combat commander in the 4th and 7th Divisions during World War II. In his article "Leadership, Commandership, Planning, and Success," he articulates what he believes are the bedrock characteristics of successful command.

Lieutenant Colonel Holly O'Grady Cook, who won the 2002 MacArthur Leadership Award for her article "Leader Development: TTPs for Working With Union Employees," points out the areas of labor relations that military leaders need to understand to lead union employees effectively. In "Enhancing the Platoon Leader Experience," Major Steven D. Hart argues for unit-run schools for platoon leaders to further prepare lieutenants to lead platoons. Major Jonathan Negin considers the role of brotherly love in fostering unit cohesion in "Building Brotherhood for Combat." In "Developing Strategic Leaders," Major Martha G. Granger considers how the Army might better grow and develop strategic leaders despite an apparent climate of risk aversion. …

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