While there is an voluminous amount of research on the general topic of military leadership, the amassed knowledge concerning the Reserve forces in general and the Marine Corps Reserve specifically, is decidedly smaller. Still less research analyzes the civilian leaders of reservists in light of military approaches. The issue was examined through an analysis of civilian leader behavior in those institutions where Marine reservists spend the preponderance of their working lives. The results showed a possible similarity between the leadership approaches of the civilian leaders of Marine Corps Reservists, and the leadership ideals espoused by the United States Marine Corps. Given the less than optimal level of understanding that exists between the military and the greater society that it purportedly serves, reserve personnel may serve as a mediating influence between these cultures.
|Adviser||William A. Reed|
|Subjects||Management; Military studies|
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