Military Versus Civilians: We Can All Get Along

Allen, Gregory C.
March 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Mar2005, Vol. 131 Issue 3, p103
Conference Proceeding
The article stresses that military officers need to learn how to deal better with civilians working for the Defense Department, specifically those who are within the same command and are being supervised by military personnel. Civilians operate under rules and regulations that are quite different from those of their uniformed peers. Civilians are routinely put under military personnel who are not equal to them in rank. The Navy did a poor job educating officers on how to lead or supervise civilians when the author was in the service in the 1990s.


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