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dc.contributor.advisorSimons, Anna
dc.contributor.authorKaraoguz, Adam A.
dc.date16-Jun
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T19:35:27Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T19:35:27Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/49503
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractWhat are the characteristics of effective ground force commander (GFC) decision making? What commonalities do we see? What are best practices for pre-mission preparation and mission execution? This thesis focuses on GFC decision making in order to investigate how to better prepare leaders for the current operating environment. It examines tactical-level decision making under conditions of uncertainty. It does so by drawing on interviews with combat-experienced commanders. An examination of their thought processes while leading tactical combat elements reveals that mental preparation, vicarious experience, and complex, repetitive training are key components of effective GFC decision making. The thesis concludes with recommendations about how to enhance GFC decision making for future volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environments.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/preparingtobeunp1094549503
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.en_US
dc.titlePreparing to be unprepared: ground force commander decision making in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous worlden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLober, George
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorDecision makingen_US
dc.subject.authorVUCAen_US
dc.subject.authortrainingen_US
dc.subject.authorcombaten_US
dc.subject.authorleadershipen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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