Military Review English Edition March-April 2016 - Page 88

commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Be Technically and Tactically Proficient Command, expressed why Know Yourself and Seek Self-Improvement the shift back to mission Know Your Men and Look Out for Their Welfare command was necessary. Keep Your Men Informed “[Mission command is] Set the Example in our doctrine now, beEnsure that the Task is Understood, Supervised, cause we know the world and Accomplished is unknown and constantly Train Your Men as a Team changing … you have got to Make Sound and Timely Decisions figure out how you empower Develop a Sense of Responsibility Among subordinates to exploit the Subordinates initiative.”16 Employ Your Command in Accordance with Its Additionally, Army Capabilities leadership believed the term Seek Responsibility and Take Responsibility for “command and control” Your Actions strayed from the original intent, and it had become largely associated with the systems Figure 1. Army Leadership Principles, 1958 rather than people. The Army was able to reframe the Three years later, Army doctrine again reversed antiquated concept of command and control to stress direction with the release of “airland battle.” Airland the centrality of the human domain by consolidating battle doctrine identified the core mission command these principles and forming the mission command principles as a “central tenet” and a “prerequisite for its philosophy.17 This domain’s criticality, although deexecution.”13 Unfortunately, minimization of individtai