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dc.contributor.advisorAbenheim, Donald
dc.contributor.authorLiepman, James Morres Jr.
dc.dateSeptember 1989
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T21:56:40Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T21:56:40Z
dc.date.issued1989-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/26187
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
dc.description.abstractThe author examines the development of the Prussian officers' corps and General Staff system during the Prussian Reform Movement of 1806-1819. Using this movement as a case study in defense reform, the author determines the basis of the Prussian "tradition of excellence" central to understanding the qualities of Prusso- German officership which generated the tactics and methods of command and control many now wish to emulate. The author determines the historical roots and the essence of Prussian officership. He further examines the transformation of war which occurred between Frederick n and Napoleon I and the constituents of war which that transformation changed—armies, means, costs and superstructure. The author then analyzes the Prussian reformers' reorganization and reform of the Prussian army to meet that Napoleonic challenge. The major conclusion of this study is that the essence of Prussian officership is individual, not institutional, excellence informed by the spirit of Bildung. that is, an acceptance of the lifelong requirements of an educated, cultured officer corps.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/prussianreformmo00liep
dc.format.extent136 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.titleThe Prussian Reform Movement: a case study in defense reformen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderStolfi, R.H.S.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentCommand, Control, and Communications Academic Group
dc.subject.authorgeneral staffen_US
dc.subject.authormilitary educationen_US
dc.subject.authorofficershipen_US
dc.subject.authorPrussiaen_US
dc.subject.authordefense reformen_US
dc.subject.authorcommand and controlen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Air Force
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Systems Technologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Technologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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