Leadership and Combat Power in Large Scale Combat Operations
Lead: Dr. John Nagl
Co-Lead: Prof. Al Lord
Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations (DMSPO)
Focus: Examine the influence of leadership on combat effectiveness in the Russian and Ukrainian militaries during the current conflict there, with a particular emphasis on how losses of senior leaders affect combat performance. The conflict will be viewed through the six US Army War Fighting Functions (mission command, movement & maneuver, intelligence, fires, sustainment, and protection). The primary focus of the study will be on learning lessons to influence the Professional Military Education of Army leaders, particularly with reference to their agility and ability to replace senior commanders lost in combat.
Sponsor(s): Commanding General, US Army Training and Doctrine Command