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THE ARMED FORCES OFFICER

[Illustration]

Department of Defense

United States Government Printing Office Washington: 1950

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

WASHINGTON

November 1950

This manual on leadership has been prepared for use by the Department of Army, the Department of Navy, and the Department of Air Force, and is published for the information and guidance of all concerned.

[Illustration: (Signature) G. C. Marshall]

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON 25, D. C., 20 June 1956

Department of the Army Pamphlet 600 2, The Armed Forces Officer, is issued for the use of all concerned.

By Order of Wilber M. Brucker , Secretary of the Army:

MAXWELL D. TAYLOR, General, United States Army, Chief of Staff.

Official:

JOHN A. KLEIN, Major General, United States Army, The Adjutant General.

THE ARMED FORCES OFFICER

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE MEANING OF YOUR COMMISSION 1

II. FORMING MILITARY IDEALS 14

III. RESPONSIBILITY AND PRIVILEGE 25

IV. PLANNING YOUR CAREER 32

V. RANK AND PRECEDENCE 41

VI. CUSTOMS AND COURTESIES 50

VII. KEEPING YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER 63

VIII. GETTING ALONG WITH PEOPLE 69

IX. LEADERS AND LEADERSHIP 79

X. MAINSPRINGS OF LEADERSHIP 93

XI. HUMAN NATURE 99

XII. GROUP NATURE 110

XIII. ENVIRONMENT 121

XIV. THE MISSION 131

XV. DISCIPLINE 139

XVI. MORALE 147

XVII. ESPRIT 158

XVIII. KNOWING YOUR JOB 166

XIX. KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR MEN 176

XX. WRITING AND SPEAKING 182

XXI. THE ART OF INSTRUCTION 196

XXII. YOUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR MEN 206

XXIII. YOUR MEN'S MORAL AND PHYSICAL WELFARE 213

XXIV. KEEPING YOUR MEN INFORMED 222

XXV. COUNSELING YOUR MEN 228

XXVI. USING REWARD AND PUNISHMENT 240

XXVII. FITTING MEN TO JOBS 246

XXVIII. AMERICANS IN COMBAT 255

APPENDIX

I. RECOMMENDED READING 264

CHAPTER ONE

THE MEANING OF YOUR COMMISSION

Upon being commissioned in the Armed Services of the United States, a man incurs a lasting obligation to cherish and protect his country and to develop within himself that capacity and reserve strength which will enable him to serve its arms and the welfare of his fellow Americans with increasing wisdom, diligence, and patriotic conviction.

This is the meaning of his commission. It is not modified by any reason of assignment while in the service, nor is the obligation lessened on the day an officer puts the uniform aside and returns to civil life... Continue reading book >>




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