Welcome to the Department of Command, Leadership, and Management
The Department of Command, Leadership, and Management (DCLM) is a department of the U.S. Army War College located at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. DCLM provides seminar teaching in three of the six core curriculum courses of the resident program and offers electives in the areas of responsible command, leadership, and management.
Core Curriculum Courses
Strategic Thinking (ST)
The Strategic Leadership course continues the development of leadership at three levels: Direct (taught at the basic and captain's level courses), Organizational (taught at the intermediate-level education course), and Strategic (taught at the USAWC).
Unique sets of knowledge, skills, and abilities that are much more prevalent at the strategic level than in the other two levels of leadership are examined. Building on the students' experiences, this course provides the foundation for the application of strategic-level skills and competencies throughout the academic year and into the future.
Strategic leaders scan the environment, anticipate change proactively, develop a vision on where they see their organization in 10-20 years, align the organization's culture and climate with their vision and their current work force, and then create and maintain an ethics and value-based set within their organization that reinforces the organizations vision.
The course provides students the opportunity to learn how forces are designed, resourced, and provided to the Combatant Commanders. A key component of the course examines how the Department of Defense allocates its resources and participates in the federal budgetary processes.
This article broadly identifies how the last seven Vice Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff led the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC), the Nation's most senior joint military advice council, to provide recommendations to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) to help enable him to meet his resource-focused responsibilities.
In the post Cold War security environment many senior leaders in the Army and throughout the Department of Defense have asserted a need to develop better critical thinking skills.
(from Armed Forces Journal, December 2009)
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