Mission Command-able? Assessing the Compatibility of Organizational Change and Military Culture in the U.S. Army
As of 2009, the leadership U.S. Army has been attempting to institutionalize the decentralized command-philosophy of mission command into the Army. However, they have overlooked the potential for significant resistance to this change by the organization's culture. By drawing upon a wide range of secondary source literature and primary doctrinal research, this paper concludes that the attempt to instill mission command into the Army is likely to fail.