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LDR-504A Frontline Leadership: Curriculum

5 July 2019


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Leading Airmen (5 July 2019)

 ​Course readings used within assignments and discussions

Arenas, Fil J., Lt Col Daniel Connelly, and Maj Michael D. Williams. Developing Your Full Range of Leadership: Leveraging a Transformational Approach. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 2018.

Coleman, Stephen. “Ethical Theory:  An Overview.” (Chapter 2) In Military Ethics:  An Introduction with Case Studies. Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2013. [Note: Not available outside of course]

Coleman, Stephen. “Professional Ethics, Duties, and Obligations.” (Chapter 3). In Military Ethics:  An Introduction with Case Studies.  Oxford: Oxford University, Press, 2013. [Note: Not available outside of course]

Emelander, Stan. “On the Job with Emotional Intelligence.” Defense AT&L, March-April 2013: 51-54.

Emelander, Stan. “Making Trust Work.” Defense AT&L, November-December, 2011: 44-47.

Latour, Sharon M., and Vicki J. Rast. "Dynamic Followership: The Prerequisite for Effective Leadership." Air & Space Power Journal Winter 2004: 102-110.

“Responsibility, Accountability, and Discipline.” (Ch 7). In The Armed Forces Officer.  Washington, DC:  National Defense University, 2007.

Yolitz, Maj Brian D. Organizational Change: Is the United States Air Force Doing It Right? Research Paper 97-0607E. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air Command and Staff College, March 1997.

Wolfendale, Jessica. “Professional Ethics and the Military.” In Torture and the Military Profession.  London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.

Murphy, Col Dennis, and Lt Col Daniel Kuehl. “The Case for a National Information Strategy.” Military Review 95, no. 5 (September-October 2015): 70-83.

Troxell, John F. “Military Power and the Use of Force.” In The U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Volume I: Theory of War and Strategy, 5th ed. Edited by J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, June 2012.

DeFrancisici, Leonard J. “Employing the Economic Instrument of National Power in Unstable Areas.” Small Wars Journal 7, no. 10 (October 2011). [Note: Not available outside of course]


Lesson 3: The National Security Process & Civil-Mil Relationship


The National Security Council: Background and Issues for Congress.  U.S. Congressional Research Service Report Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress. Washington, D.C.: United States Congress, 28 April 2017.

Owens, Mackubin Thomas. “What Military Officers Need to Know About Civil-Military Relations.” Naval War College Review 65, no. 2 (Spring 2012): 67-87.

Kohn, Richard H. “An Essay on Civilian Control of the Military.” American Diplomacy, (March 1997).

Nielsen, Suzanne C. “Review Article: American Civil-Military Relations Today: The Continuing Relevance of Samuel P. Huntington’s The Soldier and the State.International Affairs 88, no. 2 (2012): 369-376.

Lesson 4: Strategy & The Airman

Curtis E. Lemay Center for Doctrine Development and Education, “Policy, Strategy, and Doctrine,” Volume 1, Basic Doctrine, 27 February 2015.

Joint Publication (JP) 5-0. Joint Operation Planning, 16 June 2017.

Trump, Donald J. National Security Strategy of the United States of America. Washington, D.C.: The White House, 2017.

Defense Policy Undersecretary Discusses 2018 Nuclear Posture Review.” Heritage Foundation Video, 1:02:54. “,” 26 February 2018.

US Department of Defense. Summary of the 2018 National Military Strategy of the United States of America. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2018.

“The Nature of War Through the Use of Deterrence,” YouTube video, 5:54. DVIDS, 1 Jun 2015. [Note: Not available outside of the course] 

Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education. “Nuclear Operations.” In “Annex 3-72 Nuclear Operations19 May 2015.

Pellerin, Cheryl. “Haney: Strategic Deterrence More Than a Nuclear Triad.” DoD News, Defense Media Agency, 15 January 2015.

McCauley, Daniel H. “Rediscovering the Art of Strategic Thinking: Developing 21st-Century Strategic Leaders.” Joint Force Quarterly 81, no. 2, (2nd Quarter 2016): 26-33.

Perez, Celestino, Jr. “Errors in Strategic Thinking: Anti-Politics and the Macro Bias.” Joint Forces Quarterly 81, no. 2, (2nd Quarter 2016): 10-18.

Krulak, Gen Charles C. “The Strategic Corporal: Leadership in the Three Block War.” Marines Corps Gazette, January 1999.

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