By Col. Todd A. Heussner
It has been said many times that war is chaos and that a plan never survives the first shot. Yet we continue to train Soldiers and leaders that there is only one correct answer to a question on a test. We use test scores to certify that we are prepared to engage with and destroy our enemies. However, time and again, it is a single individual facing an uncertain situation or ambiguous environment who makes a decision that turns the tide of battle.
When we train to the specific, we are not training the skills required for success on the battlefield or at the strategic level. We must train for ambiguity by designing programs of instruction that prepare leaders for the uncertainty that we will face on the battlefields of the future.
Posted on 26 Mar 2021, 11:51 - Category: Proven Leadership: Military Service