There is wide recognition of leadership, command, and management through the vast amounts of the available literature.

  • What are good leadership, command, and management?
  • How can good leadership skills be acquired?

The study of leadership, command and management is a lifelong endeavor that is composed of good values such as loyalty, ability to act as well as the ability to pass clear messages to the subordinates in a particular group.

However, little has been developed pertaining to the three although scholars recognize that they are closely related especially in the military context. In a broad spectrum, different scholars have defined leadership in different ways. Over a long period, it has been impossible to determine whether leadership is an aspect or a consequence of status. However, according to Horn and Walker, leadership is the ability of one human being to stir sentiments in an organizational perspective and influence the behaviors of others especially the lesser.

In view of this, it has been concluded that leadership is an inherent source of power; the power to direct a group of people towards the achievement of a leader’s goals by transmitting those goals into aims of everyone. In general, leadership is an elusive quality that is expressed in different environments. Secondly, according to Beer, command refers to an order given by a commander and engulfs the will of the commander expressed for the purpose of bringing about a particular change or achieving a specific objective. Use of command is mostly emphasized in the military environments. Inherently, the command is different at each level of military operations and the task changes in different dimensions in relation to the will and the skills of those in commands.

Finally, the third feature is good management.

According to Boulder, management refers to the organization, coordination, planning, controlling of organizational or a group’s activities in order to achieve the best and attain the set goals. The three aspects are critical and very important in the military operations and their applications have significant benefits in the operations at large. This research paper aims at uncovering the importance’s of leadership, command, and management in military environments.

In the literature of military, the three aspects of the good organizational structure have vast amounts of definitions. In a broad spectrum, over a long period scholars have recognized the significance of good leadership and cohesion in military environments especially when it comes to ensuring military success in a variety of domains. All the same, it is evident that military activities can only be achieved effectively if only all members can carry out their activities responsibly in a collective approach. This essentially means that everybody in any military operation irrespective of the occupation, operational rank or status has a role to play and should operate in accordance with the military guiding principles. Most importantly, military leadership, command, and management play a vital role in ensuring the mentioned success.

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