Five Reflections on Building a Mission Command Culture – Part 1

By The Cove May 15, 2019

Mission command is more than just the British and US Armys’ philosophy of command – it’s more or less the NATO philosophy of command. It’s founded on the clear expression of intent by commanders, and the freedom of subordinates to act to achieve that intent.

This post from our friends at The Army Leader provides the first two of five reflections on building a mission command culture. A must read for any Junior Leader looking to understand how it manifests itself.



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The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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