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Meinhart, Richard M.

Works: 7 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 1,013 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: UA23.7, 355.43
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard M Meinhart
Strategic planning by the Chairmen, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1990 to 2005 by Richard M Meinhart( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military leaders at many levels have used strategic planning in various ways to position their organizations to respond to the demands of the current situation, while simultaneously focusing on future challenges. This Letort Paper examines how four Chairmen Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1990 to 2005 used a strategic planning system to enable them to meet their statutory responsibilities specified in Title 10 US Code and respond to the ever-changing strategic environment. These responsibilities include: assisting the President and Secretary of Defense in providing strategic direction to the armed forces; conducting strategic planning and net assessments to determine military capabilities; preparing contingency planning and assessing preparedness; and providing advice on requirements, programs, and budgets. The Chairman's strategic planning system is a primary and formal way he executes these responsibilities as this system creates products to integrate defense processes and influence others related to assessment, vision, strategy, resources, and plans. This planning system integrates the processes and documents of the people and organizations above the Chairman, which are the President and Secretary of Defense, and the people and organizations he directly coordinates with, which primarily are the different military services and combatant commanders. In addition to influencing the nation's senior leaders, this system provides specific direction for many staffs that support these leaders. As such, this planning system is a key process that integrates the Nation's military strategy, plans, and resources that consist of approximately 2.24 million active, guard, and reserve forces and total defense outlays of $465B by 2005
Joint strategic planning system insights : Chairmen Joint Chiefs of Staff 1990 to 2012 by Richard M Meinhart( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military leaders at many levels have used strategic planning in various ways to position their organizations to respond to the demands of the current situation while simultaneously preparing to meet future challenges. This paper will first describe the Chairman's statutory responsibilities and strategic challenges, because this affects leaders and the focus of the strategic planning system. The paper then briefly examines how the Joint Strategic Planning System (JSPS) changed in five major ways during the time period of 1990 to 2012 before describing in greater detail the key products and processes of the current system. The paper then goes on to summarize the more significant ways each Chairman used this system during the past 2 decades to produce specific planning products, which is part of their formal leadership legacy. During this time the Chairmen were Generals Powell (1989-93), Shalikashvili (1993-97), Shelton (1997-2001), Myers (2001-05), Pace (2005-07), and Admiral Mullen (2007-11). General Dempsey's current strategic planning focus, since he became Chairman in October 2011, is also summarized. This leadership focus and concluding thoughts provide broad insights into how senior leaders have used the strategic planning system to respond to internal and external challenges. These leadership and management insights are related to the importance of strategic vision, planning system and process characteristics, decisionmaking styles, and organizational change
Chairmen Joint Chiefs of Staff's leadership using the joint strategic planning system in the 1990s : recommendations for strategic leaders by Richard M Meinhart( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Joint Strategic Planning System has been considered the primary formal means by which the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff executed his statutory responsibilities specified by Congress in Title 10 of the U.S. Code. Yet little has been written about this strategic planning system itself, although some of its products such as the varied National Military Strategies and Joint Visions have been thoroughly reviewed. One can gain great insight into the Chairman's formal leadership since the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act by understanding how this system evolved, reviewing its processes, and examining all of its products. The author examines how three Chairmen--Generals Powell, Shalikashvili, and Shelton--adapted and used strategic planning to provide direction and shape the military in the rapidly changing strategic environment of the 1990s. He identifies five broad recommendations relevant to future leaders on how to use a strategic planning system to transform their organizations. These historic-based recommendations evolve around enduring strategic leadership competencies such as revolutionary versus evolutionary change, vision, flexibility versus bureaucracy, interpersonal relationships, and moral courage
Joint Task Force Proven Force: An Outstanding Success by Richard M Meinhart( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joint Task Force Proven Force, which primarily consisted of 5,000 sorties flown by U.S. aircraft from Turkey against strategic targets in northern Iraq, was an integral part of air operations in the Persian Gulf War. There has been little analysis of this JTF's value to the Gulf War, and a close review is warranted from a historical and operational art perspective. I analyzed JTF proven Force's impact on the war's campaign and termination. My research showed that JTF Proven Force had a broad impact far beyond the military targets it destroyed for the following reasons: (1) it forced Saddam to consider the threat of offensive military action from his northern border, resulting in the positioning of about one-fourth of his army in northern Iraq away from the Kuwait Theater of Operations; (2) it prevented Saddam from having a safe haven in northern Iraq, allowing for a more effective air offensive throughout the theater; (3) it strengthened post-war Persian Gulf security by increasing Turkey's geopolitical influence and contributing to the world's rapid response to the post-war Kurdish revolt. In concluding, I discussed a few key points about JTF Proven Force's threat, execution and political impact that commanders should remember when planning future operations. Joint Task Force Proven Force, Turkey, Desert Storm, Air Operations
Strategic planning through an organizational lens by Richard M Meinhart( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vice Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Leadership of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Military leaders at many levels have used the advice and processes associated with strategic planning councils in various ways to position their organizations to respond to the demands of current situations while simultaneously transforming to meet future challenges. This article broadly identifies how the last seven Vice Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff led the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC), the Nation's most senior joint military advice council, to provide recommendations to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) to help enable him to meet his resource-focused responsibilities. This resource advice, under the heading of Requirements, Programs, and Budget, is one of the Chairman's six main functions specified in Title 10 U.S. Code. This resource responsibility has not changed since his overall responsibilities increased as a result of the landmark Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense (DOD) Reorganization Act of 1986. Prior to this act, these resourcing responsibilities were almost exclusively within the Services' domain, but the Chairman now needed to become more of an advocate in designing, sizing, and structuring the Armed Forces to meet combatant commanders' needs. The Vice Chairmen changed this council's focus and complexity during the last two decades to help enable the Chairman to meet these new responsibilities, which provide leadership and decisionmaking insights
The U.S. Army War College guide to national security issues( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of the U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy continues to reflect the structure and approach of the core national security strategy and policy curriculum at the War College. The fourth edition is published in two volumes that correspond roughly to the Department of National Security and Strategy's core courses: "Theory of War and Strategy" and "National Security Policy and Strategy." Like previous editions, this one is largely an expansion of its predecessor rather than a major rewriting. About a quarter of the chapters are new, and several others have undergone significant rewrites or updates. However, approximately half of the book remains unchanged. Although this is not primarily a textbook, it does reflect both the method and manner we use to teach strategy formulation to America's future senior leaders. The book is not a comprehensive or exhaustive treatment of either strategic theory or the policymaking process. Both volumes are organized to proceed from the general to the specific. Thus the first volume opens with general thoughts on the nature and theory of war and strategy, proceeds to look at the complex aspect of power, and concludes with specific theoretical issues. Similarly, the second volume begins by examining the policy/strategy process, moves to a look at the strategic environment, and concludes with some specific issues. This edition adds several short case studies that can be used to illustrate the primary material in the volume
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