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Author Barno, David W., author

Title Building better generals / by David Barno, Nora Bensahel, Katherine Kidder and Kelley Sayler
Published Washington, DC : Center for a New American Security, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (36 pages) : color illustration
Contents I. Executive summary -- II. Introduction. The changing environment -- Opportunities presented by extended career lengths -- III. The role of assignments. "Tracking" flag officers into operational and enterprise career paths -- Assignment length : growing continuity and expertise -- Recommendations -- Corporate best practices -- IV. Educating future flag officers. The current PME system -- The power of education during the interwar period -- PME for the operational track -- PME for the enterprise track -- Recommendations -- V. Flag officer selection and evaluation. Evaluations -- Promotion boards -- Selection to one- and two-star rank -- Selection to three- and four-star rank -- Accountability -- Recommendations -- VI. Conclusion
Summary The authors urge policymakers and military leaders to redouble their efforts to create an "adaptive and creative officer corps" that is prepared to address a wide range of 21st century challenges. They stress that after 12 years of irregular warfare, the combination of a volatile security environment, declining defense budgets, and newly constrained U.S. military capabilities risk producing an officer corps ill-prepared for its future challenges. Thus, the authors suggest new investments in flag officer education, assignments, and evaluations to better prepare senior military officers for the fast-moving dynamics of tomorrow's world
Notes "October 2013."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-34)
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (CNAS, viewed October 29, 2013)
Subject Generals -- Education -- United States.
Generals -- Selection and appointment -- United States.
Military education -- United States.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Officers -- Education.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Officers -- Selection and appointment.
Form Electronic book
Author Center for a New American Security, publisher
ISBN 1935087789