Dempsey, the commander of U.S. Training and Doctine Command (TRADOC), went on to say that the “complexity on the battlefield that, in turn, requires a different kind of leadership and a decentralized command structure that pushes down decision-making authority to more junior leaders.”
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We must prepare leaders for the shifting balance of operational and tactical art due to complexity and decentralization [on the battlefield],Ã¢â‚¬Â Dempsey said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“As the operational environment becomes more complex, commanders at much-lower echelons of command must gain an appreciation of the operational art.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The article Culture of Engagement summarizes LTG Caldwell’s remarks to the FA30 students at the Information Proponent Office:
Every leader in our Army needs to be thinking about how we inform, educate and engage others, and what tools and mediums we will use.
[He] emphasized the importance of the message getting out. With new media, there is no news cycle. The command climate must embrace speed, creativity, and adaptability.