- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CNAS (the impressive team of Barno, Bensahel, Kidder, and Sayler) just put out a terrific study on how to improve the quality of generals in the U.S. military.
You should read the whole thing, but here are some of the key recommendations:
–More education for senior leaders.
–Longer time in assignments.
–Performance reviews for three and four star officers.
–Two tracks for generals — either warfighting or management.