How the U.S. Military Can Get Better at Developing the Leaders It Needs

U.S. Marines participate in a U.S.-Thai joint military exercise on Hat Yao beach, Chonburi province, Thailand, Feb. 17, 2018 (AP photo by Sakchai Lalit).
U.S. Marines participate in a U.S.-Thai joint military exercise on Hat Yao beach, Chonburi province, Thailand, Feb. 17, 2018 (AP photo by Sakchai Lalit).

Every large organization must find strategic leaders if it is to be successful. The more competitive the environment an organization operates in, the more imperative the need for creative and effective leadership. For a military, this is particularly challenging. A corporation, a large nongovernmental organization or even the government itself can look outside if it does not have talent within its ranks. Because of the very specific skill set, professional ethos and ethical framework that it takes to lead during war, armed forces must find strategic leaders from within. This makes leadership development the lifeblood of a military organization, particularly […]

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