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Author Meinhart, Richard M., author

Title Joint strategic planning system insights : Chairmen Joint Chiefs of Staff 1990 to 2012 / Richard M. Meinhart
Published Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 34 pages) : illustrations
Series Letort papers
Letort papers
Contents Chairman's responsibilities -- Joint Strategic Planning System -- Joint Strategic Planning System's key components -- Chairman's legacy -- Insights and conclusion
Summary Military leaders at many levels have used strategic planning in various ways to position their organizations to respond to the demands of the current situation while simultaneously preparing to meet future challenges. This paper will first describe the Chairman's statutory responsibilities and strategic challenges, because this affects leaders and the focus of the strategic planning system. The paper then briefly examines how the Joint Strategic Planning System (JSPS) changed in five major ways during the time period of 1990 to 2012 before describing in greater detail the key products and processes of the current system. The paper then goes on to summarize the more significant ways each Chairman used this system during the past 2 decades to produce specific planning products, which is part of their formal leadership legacy. During this time the Chairmen were Generals Powell (1989-93), Shalikashvili (1993-97), Shelton (1997-2001), Myers (2001-05), Pace (2005-07), and Admiral Mullen (2007-11). General Dempsey's current strategic planning focus, since he became Chairman in October 2011, is also summarized. This leadership focus and concluding thoughts provide broad insights into how senior leaders have used the strategic planning system to respond to internal and external challenges. These leadership and management insights are related to the importance of strategic vision, planning system and process characteristics, decisionmaking styles, and organizational change
Notes "June 2013."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 29-34)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SSI, viewed June 25, 2013)
Subject United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff -- Chairmen -- Planning
United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Military planning -- United States
Strategic planning -- United States
Försvarsdoktriner -- planering.
Military planning.
Strategi -- planering.
Strategic planning.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Army War College (U.S.). Press, publisher
Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute, publisher