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The impact of individual leadership in the Marine Corps.

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Moak, Stanley Tallmadge
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Timbers, Edwin
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1967
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June 1967
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George Washington University
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en_US
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With the natural advent of quantification, mechanization and technology that has marked the advance of military science in the past forty years and particularly since World War II, there are indications that we are losing sight of the impact on individuals of these scientific changes and advances. Traditional leadership cannot be replaced by the quantification of effectiveness or efficiency. Cost/utility and cost/benefit analyses may select the best program or afford the most advantageous material decision, but they neglect the man, the spirit and the integrity of the man, who utilizes or is a vital part of them. There exists, therefore, a need to trace the fine line of leadership that has enhanced the stature of the Marine Corp so that this elusive spirit is not lost and continues to be the foundation, the rock, upon which the Marine Corps is built. the purpose of this study is to attempt to establish that the individual leadership and influence exemplified by the leaders of yesterday-- and, hopefully, of today-- were largely responsible for the inculcation of the elan and espirit de corps which is the hallmark of the present-day Marine Corps. This study will attempt to define, by studying the leadership limits and characteristics of distinctly different, but successful Marine officers, those element of leadership which are demanded today, were demanded in the past, and will probably be demanded in the future, There will be unbelievable changes in our future technology, but the need for high caliber leadership will not diminish, but increase...
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This thesis document was issued under the authority of another institution, not NPS. At the time it was written, a copy was added to the NPS Library collection for reasons not now known. It has been included in the digital archive for its historical value to NPS. Not believed to be a CIVINS (Civilian Institutions) title.
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