The Human in Command

Exploring the Modern Military Experience

  • Carol McCann
  • Ross Pigeau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Human in Command

    1. Ross Pigeau, Carol McCann
      Pages 1-5
  3. The Command Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. R. R. Crabbe
      Pages 9-16
    3. Stanley Cherrie
      Pages 17-28
    4. Lieutenant-General R. A. Dallaire
      Pages 29-50
    5. Richard A. Lane
      Pages 51-63
    6. L. E. M. Everts
      Pages 65-81
    7. William M. Connor
      Pages 93-110
    8. J. Serge Labbé
      Pages 111-125
    9. John P. Lewis, Cranson A. Butler, Timothy Challans, Donald M. Craig, Jonathan J. Smidt
      Pages 127-146
    10. Jeff Penrose
      Pages 147-160
  4. The Science of Command

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Ross Pigeau, Carol Mccann
      Pages 163-184
    3. Jon J. Fallesen
      Pages 185-200
    4. Lieutenant Colonel Per-Arne Persson, James M. Nyce, Henrik Eriksson
      Pages 201-216
    5. A. L. W. Vogelaar, E.-H. Kramer
      Pages 217-231
    6. Berndt Brehmer
      Pages 233-248
    7. Angelo Mirabella, Guy L. Siebold, James F. Love
      Pages 249-262
    8. Carol Paris, Joan Hall Johnston, Darian Reeves
      Pages 263-278
    9. Lawrence G. Shattuck, David D. Woods
      Pages 279-291
    10. Peter J. Murphy, Kelly M. J. Farley
      Pages 311-331
    11. Jon Christian Laberg, Jarle Eid, Bjørn Helge Johnsen, Bård S. Eriksen, Kenneth K. Zachariassen
      Pages 333-344
    12. Corinne Jeffery, Dick Lambe, John Bearfoot
      Pages 357-368
    13. Carol McCann, Ross Pigeau
      Pages 387-409
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 411-441

About this book


MAJOR-GENERAL M. K. JEFFERY Command, and mdeed the human in command, has always been key to milItary operations. The complexIty and tempo of modern operations make this statement even more true today than in the past. However, both the military and the research 2 communities have tended to treat command and control (C ) from a limited per­ spective. For too long, command and control have been considered as if they were a single concept, with control often dominatmg our study. Indeed, in many 2 cases we have divorced operational C from the military institution itself, resulting in disconnects and inefficiencies. Then, in an attempt to overcome these self-inflicted deficiencies, we have pursued the Holy Grail of technology, hoping that it 2 would solve our C problems. Only now, as we start to realize technology's costs 2 and limitations, are we looking critically at C • This book attempts to take such a look. The contributions that make up this book are the product of a June 1998 NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) workshop called The Human m Command. Far from being purely an academIc exercise, this gathenng brought together milI­ 2 tary leaders and civilian scientists to discuss C's central pragmatic and conceptual issues-its assumptions, its practices, and its organization. Indeed, in recent years there has been mounting evidence that both our society and Its military institutions are facing organizational crises.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Carol McCann
    • 1
  • Ross Pigeau
    • 1
  1. 1.Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental MedicineTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6899-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4229-2
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