To implement mission command successfully, a shared understanding of the environment, problem, and strategic intent must exist with echelons above and below.
Maneuver in the sense recommended in this article involves only two fundamental elements: the application of capabilities to gain advantage with respect to one or more mission-relevant parties.
It does not matter if one shows courage or leadership in Iraq or Afghanistan, if they return to meekly let the military industrial complex’s moral corruption continue.
Boyd & Beyond 2012 is the third annual meeting that honors the teachings and strategies of the late Colonel John Boyd. This diverse group gathers every year to exercise their minds and keep the vitality that was John Boyd alive. Their goal is to perpetuate and build on COL Boyd's ideas, theories, and work.
When: 12 & 13 October 2012
Where: USMC Command & Staff College, Quantico, VA
Admission is free, but you must RSVP to attend.
For more information:
- contact Stan Coerr at firstname.lastname@example.org
"People, ideas, hardware; in that order!"
-- John R. Boyd, COL, USAF, Ret. (1937-1997)