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Veteran As Leader: The Lived Experience With Army Leader Development, Michael James Kirchner May 2016

Veteran As Leader: The Lived Experience With Army Leader Development, Michael James Kirchner

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This phenomenological study examined the lived leader development experience of Post 9/11 Army veterans while serving in the armed forces. At least $10-$15 billion is spent annually on leadership development in the United States and human resource executives claim developing leaders is their number one priority over the next five years. Simultaneously, companies actively hiring veterans claim the former service member's leadership abilities are their most desired quality. Inspection of the Army’s leader development program offers an opportunity for employers to integrate revised approaches in their own leadership development initiatives.

A purposive sample of ten Army ...