Challenge of Command: Reading for Military Excellence

Challenge of Command: Reading for Military Excellence

by Roger H. Nye

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Overview

“A must for those who aspire to follow the profession of arms.”—Maj. Gen. George S. Patton

Here is a unique book that emphasizes the attainment of military excellence through reading and field experience. Written to help men and women prepare for positions of command in the American Armed Forces, it is a product of the author’s years of discussions with military commanders about their roles as decision-makers, moral standard bearers, and energizers of military organizations.

In his commentary on the problems of the commander as tactician, strategist, warrior, trainer, mentor, disciplinarian, and moral leader, the author analyzes and recommends both classical and current readings that are available for those who seek an expanded vision of their potential as commanders. This book is designed to raise new challenges to conventional thinking about the art of military command.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399528040
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 226,643
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Roger H. Nye (1924–1996) was an American soldier who became a military historian and scholar. During the Korean War, he served as aide-de-camp to General Arthur G. Trudeau. He was educated at West Point and received his PhD in history from Columbia University. He became a professor at West Point, and served as deputy head of the department of history. After retiring from teaching, he authored two books: The Challenge of Command and The Patton Mind.

Table of Contents

The Challenge of Command - Roger H. Nye Preface
1. Visions of Our Military Selves
2. The Challenges of the Commander
3. The Company Commander
4. The Commander as Tactician
5. The Commander as Warrior
6. The Commander as Moral Arbiter
7. The Commander's Concept of Duty
8. The Commander as Strategist
Epilogue: The Commander as Mentor
Bibliography
Index

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