Friday, January 2, 2015
Poor Leadership = Poor Morale
An extensive article looks closely at the reasons for the poor state of morale in the military services. The author acknowledges that some benefits are being chipped away, the increases in pay are less than they should be (got to pay for that F-35 somehow), and deployments have been outrageous over the past decade. However, according to the author, ". . . the key factor is senior leadership that has not kept faith with its troops." There is a feeling that the admirals and generals are throwing the military under the bus to appease those in the administration and Congress. Read more in "The Real Reason For the Poor State of Military Morale", Task & Purpose, December 29, 2014.