October 29, 2013

How we can make better generals

Featuring Katherine Kidder, Kelley Sayler, David W. Barno, and USA (Ret.)

Source: Foreign Policy

CNAS (the impressive team of Barno, Bensahel, Kidder, and Sayler) just put out a terrific study on how to improve the quality of generals in the U.S. military.

You should read the whole thing, but here are some of the key recommendations:

-More education for senior leaders.

-Longer time in assignments.

-Performance reviews for three and four star officers.

-Two tracks for generals -- either warfighting or management.

Authors

  • Katherine Kidder

    Senior Fellow and Director, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Katherine L. Kuzminski (formerly Kidder) is Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security. Her research s...

  • Kelley Sayler

    Former Fellow, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program

    Kelley Sayler is a former Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she worked with the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program and the Future of Warfa...

  • David W. Barno

  • USA (Ret.)