By David W. Hogan Jr, Center of Military History United States Army
A Command publish at conflict is a different tale approximately an American box military headquarters and its association and position in international battle II, a viewpoint that has obtained little awareness by way of historians before. David W. Hogan Jr. examines the 1st military headquarters's reaction to the attempt of army-level command in the course of the interval from its activation in October 1943 to V-E Day in could 1945. concentrating on the operational point, the extent among the grand technique of countries and theaters and the tactical strive against of corps and smaller devices, Hogan analyzes the operations, intelligence, logistical, and administrative features of the headquarters; the methods developed to hold out these features; and the effect of the personalities and forms of the commander and employees chiefs at the association. Hogan's quantity exhibits the military headquarters of worldwide battle II as a classy association with capabilities starting from quick supervision of tactical operations to long-range operational making plans and the sustained aid of frontline devices. it's a important case research for army execs in any respect degrees.
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The chief of sta tT, or the commander. Seve ra l months of field operations were neccssary before the headquarters could clearly define the li ne between army-Icvel tasks and those of the theater su pply serv ices or find the right balance between maintaining the commandcr's authority and delega ting to the sta tT enough tasks to free the commander to focus on key issu es. 'Q Along with organization and proced ures, personalities would great ly influence th e ope rati ons of th e First Army staff.
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